‘Mad Men’ Memorabilia for Sale: Nearly 1,400 Props, Costumes in Online Auction

mad-men-premiere-don writes: AMC’s “Mad Men” may have driven off into the sunset, but now fans of the retro show will have a chance to buy props, wardrobe pieces and set decorations used in the series — including Don Draper’s suits and his 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville from the final season.

“Mad Men collectibles on offer include Joan’s emerald necklace, Stan Rizzo’s bongos; Bert Cooper’s tea set; plus a wide assortment of vintage barware, ashtrays, briefcases, luggage, lamps, carpets and period toys.”

Nearly 1,400 items from the Lionsgate-produced series will open for online bidding at ScreenBid, starting Friday, July 31, at 12 p.m. PT. Lots will begin closing Aug. 6.

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In addition to the Coupe de Ville (bids start at $1,500), items on the block include Draper’s Brooks Brothers suits, sunglasses and business cards; wardrobe, office accessories and personal effects for every major character including Peggy Olsen, Pete Campbell, Roger Sterling, Betty Draper and Joan Harris; Megan Draper’s wedding ring; and Don Draper’s Manhattan penthouse furnishings. Read the rest of this entry »


Americana: Space-Age TV

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‘Bill Cosby Tried to Ban Me From TV’

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Mannie Holmes reports: Singer Janis Ian has added her voice to the many who are speaking out against Bill Cosby since numerous sexual assault allegations have come out against the comedic icon.

“Cosby, seeing me asleep in the chaperone’s lap, had made it his business to ‘warn’ other shows that I wasn’t ‘suitable family entertainment,’ was probably a lesbian, and shouldn’t be on television.”

Ian penned a Facebook post this week, sharing her own story about her personal experience with Cosby.

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“I have a personal stake,” she wrote, linking to the recent New York Magazine cover story in which 35 Cosby accusers told their stories. “No, I was not sexually bothered by Bill Cosby. We met because he was curious about me.”

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She wrote that her story began when her hit, “Society’s Child,” dominated the charts when she was only sixteen years old. She then made an appearance on the variety show “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.” Due to months of being on the road and the controversy surrounding “Society’s Child,” Ian said she was exhausted at the show’s taping.

“I needed to sleep. So I fell asleep in my chaperone’s lap. She was earth motherly, I was scared. It was good to rest,” she wrote.

[Read the full story here, at Variety]

Shortly after the taping, Ian was informed that she had been blackballed from appearing on television. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Japan’s Comedy Central: Shōten 笑点

Don’t you love the theme music?

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‘Typical Western Capitalist Treachery. All these Televisions and Nothing to Watch’

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 – imperialgoogie


[VIDEO] The Simpsons Do Donald Trump

The Simpsons just took aim at a certain golden-haired Republican presidential candidate: Donald Trump.

In the clip, Homer finds himself whisked away into Trump’s hair. “It’s as as blond as a golden marmoset yet also grey as a long-dead donkey,” Homer narrates, as he finds himself inside his hair…(read more)

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Terror Warning: Mayberry Edition

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Variety Magazine: The Megyn Kelly Cover

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[VIDEO] Maya Rudolph Does Rachel Dolezal


[BOOKS] ‘Losing the Signal': The Inside Story of How the iPhone Crippled BlackBerry

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‘Losing the Signal’ examines Research In Motion’s efforts to take on Apple’s game-changing smartphone

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[Read an excerpt here, at WSJ.com]

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[Order the book Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and
Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry”
 
from Amazon.com]

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[VIDEO] Opinionated CSPAN Caller to Michelle Malkin: ‘You Are Ingnorant Hon!’

Can’t make this up: Michelle Malkin is informed she’s ignorant by Grace from Memphis during a call-in discussion of her latest book ‘Who Built That’.

 


THE GREATEST STRUGGLE OF OUR TIME

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 :

…It was after O’Donnell finished her last show in early February that she received what an O’Donnell ally calls a “vicious and heinous” e-mail from Shepard-Brookman. The producer denied leaking to the press, and then, according to people who have seen the e-mail, went on to tell O’Donnell that if she had leaked anything to the press it would have been a litany of transgressions by O’Donnell. Shepard-Brookman was suspended, and two weeks later, she was fired. The e-mail, her supporters suggest, was used as a foil by ABC to finally get rid of the most senior member of the old guard at the show. ABC denies this. “You could have read the e-mail as a threat,” says one ABC executive, who says it was “totally unprofessional.” “Well,” says a high-level show insider, “it may have been unprofessional, but it wasn’t untrue.”

Shepard-Brookman’s attorney would not comment.

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Law Review Publishes Entire Issue Dedicated to ‘Breaking Bad’

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Speakeasy – WSJ


[PHOTOS] ‘Don Draper Staring Blankly’

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[Via Tumblr site Don Draper Staring Blankly]


[VIDEO] WAGE GAP PANIC: Gavin McInnes Gleefully Baits Tamara Holder: ‘Thank U for Making @tamaraholder Head Xplode’

Or, as Ace puts it:

Gavin McInnes, Tamara Holder Have Respectful, Thoughtful Exchange of Ideas on Feminism

[Note: broken video link updated]

Mediaite gets the vapors:

 writes: Sean Hannity panel tonight exploded when Gavin McInnes argued that many women are miserable because they “put work over family” — a result of modern feminism, he argued.

While debating the gender wage gap, McInnes asserted that women earn less “because they choose to” and are “less ambitious.” Tamara Holder was pretty taken aback, flatly telling her counterpart: “Your comments are absolutely deplorable.” (read more – Mediaite)

Even Fox host Sean Hannity squirmed (and laughed) during Gavin’s gleefully over-the-top rant. HuffPo‘s takedown:

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“Women do earn less in American because they choose to. They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night at work, working on a proposal, so they end up earning less. They’re less ambitious.”

“What?” replied an incredulous Holder.

“This is sort of God’s way — this is nature’s way — of saying women should be at home with the panic-bettykids,” he said. “They’re happier there.”

“If you were a real feminist you would support housewives and see them as the heroes and women who work wasting their time.”

“Why am I sitting here?” Holder asked at one point.

“You’re making a mistake,” he responded. “You would be much happier at home with a husband and children.”

Even host Sean Hannity did a face palm at that comment. “Oh boy,” he said, laughing…(read more)

[HuffPo]

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Most predictable freakout? Salon. Of course. Fox News should maybe be concerned about Gavin McInnes’ mental stability

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IJReview‘s Mike Miller has this item, with what I believe is the funniest and most accurate headline:

Gavin McInnes Gives a Master Class: How to Troll a Feminist Til She’s Shaking with Rage

During a “Hannity” panel debate about the “gender wage gap” on Thursday night, Fox News regulars Gavin McInnes and Tamara Holder predictably locked horns. Then it went downhill from there. Way downhill…(read more)

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Who the hell is Gavin McInnes?

avatar_151Regular watchers of Fox News late night show Red Eye, and readers of Takimag are familiar with Gavin McInnes’ wicked sense of humor. Browse Takis archives and you’ll see that he’s not afraid to write or say anything.

Here’s his bio at Taki’s. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] True Detective Season 2 Trailer


‘Mad Men’: The Ending Doesn’t Really Matter

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The “Mad Men” finale will be analyzed and rated, debated and recapped. Meaning will be ascribed to it that the writers likely never intended, and much of fans’ pleasure and disappointment will be expressed in real time…(read more)

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Verizon Agrees to Buy AOL for $4.4 Billion

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Wireless giant gets ad technology for mobile video; AOL Chief Tim Armstrong to remain

Mike Shields And Thomas Gryta report: Verizon Communications Inc. agreed to buy AOL Inc. in a $4.4 billion deal aimed at advancing the telecom giant’s growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising.

“Certainly the subscription business and the content businesses are very noteworthy. For us, the principal interest was around the ad tech platform.”

— Verizon’s president of operations, John Stratton,

The all-cash deal values AOL at $50 a share, a 23% premium over the company’s three-month volume-weighted average price. AOL shares rose 18% in morning trading to $50.18. Verizon shares fell 1.7% to $48.98.

The acquisition would give Verizon, which has set its sights on entering the crowded online video marketplace, access to advanced technology AOL has developed for selling ads and delivering high-quality Web video.

“Certainly the subscription business and the content businesses are very noteworthy. For us, the principal interest was around the ad tech platform,” said Verizon’s president of operations, John Stratton, at a Jefferies investor conference early Tuesday.

Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin, left, and America Online CEO Steve Case give a high-five after announcing that AOL was acquiring Time Warner in 2000. Photo: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers/Getty Images

Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin, left, and America Online CEO Steve Case give a high-five after announcing that AOL was acquiring Time Warner in 2000. Photo: Chris Hondros/Newsmakers/Getty Images

The U.S. wireless business has matured in recent years, leaving carriers like Verizon, AT&T Inc. and Sprint Corp. increasingly fighting to steal market share from one another. Offering digital video-over-wireless connections represents a growth avenue in coming years for Verizon, which last year brought in $127 billion in revenue and profit of $12 billion. Read the rest of this entry »


‘Mad Men’ Retrospective

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Mad Men Retrospective on Google Play Includes Free Episode

 writes: “Mad Men,” as it nears the finish line after eight years on TV, is getting a virtual retrospective on Google Play that will allow fans to relive the show’s run — a promo that includes free streaming access to the series’ very first episode.

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Under a pact with LionsgateGoogle Play is debuting “The Mad Men Experience,” at madmen.withgoogle.com. The website is billed as an interactive, art-exhibit-style destination set in the world of 1960s Madison Avenue with more than 300 pieces of content released for the first time in a digital environment. Those include rarely seen artwork interviews with cast audio commentaries and other features.

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The deal is Google Play’s first digital fan experience for a TV show, and it’s aimed at driving viewers to purchase episodes and full seasons of “Mad Men” from the online store. In addition, for a limited time Google Play will stream season one, episode one (“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”) for free on Google Play, available to users in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. All prior seasons of “Mad Men” also are available for streaming on Netflix, and for purchase on Apple’s iTunes and Amazon’s Instant Video services. Read the rest of this entry »


[VIDEO] Mad Men: Don Draper Says ‘What?’

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[VIDEO] Take Your Hat Off


[PHOTO] Don Draper with Camera

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