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Unthinkable and un-American: Yes, I am not a fan of “The Simpsons.”

I’m told that there was some sort of mega-Simpsons marathon on TV yesterday. I’m told, rather than I know for sure, because I don’t watch a lot of TV, and … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · 5 Comments

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Bob’s Big Boy Broiler, Downey, California.

This is the first of my Mad Men geography articles to go outside of New York City! Although the show takes place mostly in New York, there’s a strong Southern California … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Searching for Lady Portland: Trek in the Park.

Originally posted on Dave's Corner of the Universe:
? It was a beautiful non-rainy day in Portland Oregon. There are thousands of people milling around in a large park.…

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location: “Heller’s Luxury Furs,” 246 Seventh Avenue, Manhattan.

It’s been a while since I’ve done a “Mad Men geography” post. This one is a little obscure, but, I think, important to the show. This address, 246 Seventh Avenue in … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Sardi’s, 234 West 44th Street.

Admit it. You love Mad Men geography. This is Sardi’s, one of the most famous restaurants in Manhattan. Sardi’s is woven so tightly into the history and culture of the Broadway theater … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Heeeeeere’s Johnny’s legacy: The Tonight Show’s golden age.

The Tonight Show is a cornerstone not just of television history but of American culture in the post-World War II era. It’s run on NBC continuously since September 1954, making it … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): Hotel Pennsylvania, formerly the Statler Hilton.

Ready for more Mad Men geography? This is the Hotel Pennsylvania, one of the most famous luxury hotels in Manhattan. It has stood on this spot (401 7th Avenue) since 1919, … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location: the Campbells’ apartment, Park Avenue & East 83rd Street.

More Mad Men geography! I’ve now showcased the home addresses of two of the show’s main characters, Don Draper and Joan Holloway. Now it’s the turn of Pete Campbell–in many ways … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Earth, “Mad Men” location (and some history): White Horse Tavern, 567 Hudson Street.

This post is more history than anything else, and its connection to Mad Men is tenuous–it is mentioned, but never seen, in a line of dialogue in a season 4 episode … Continue reading

April 28, 2014 · 1 Comment

Mashup Storypitch: “Tiffany’s Apartment: Breakfast of Madness.”

This is the first in a series of blogs I’m calling “Mashup Storypitches,” where I take two or more stories from popular culture–movies, books or TV shows–that share a trivial … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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