It's a "Mad" World
The season finale of season 6 of Mad Men came and went. The season was the penultimate in a series featuring employees of a fictional advertising agency on New York’s Madison Avenue in the 1960s.
The show’s popularity and its faithfulness to historical detail have spawned a number of items related to the period and the show itself. Take a look below:
Highly recommended if you want to check out the series for the first time, catch up, or re-watch episodes. Each season has 13 episodes.
Two soundtrack albums have been released as well as a CD of period music.
- Mad Men: Music from the Series: Volume 1
- Mad Men: Music from the Series: Volume 2
- Mad Men: A Musical Companion (1960-1965)
Various aspects of the show and its historical and cultural setting of the 1960s have been examined in books.
- Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad
- Mad Men, Mad World: Sex, Politics, Style, and the 1960s
- Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp through 1960s America
- Mad Women: The Other Side of Life on Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond
- Mid-century Ads: Advertising from the Mad Men Era
- The Fashion File: Advice, Tips, and Inspiration from the Costume Designer of Mad Men
Jessica Chung is a MLIS student and an intern for the San Mateo County Library. She thinks Mad Men character Roger Sterling has some of the best lines on the show.