Mad Men’s Manhattan


Mark P. Bernardo

AMC’s Emmy-winning series Mad Men is a compelling saga of advertising executives in the glamorous but tumultuous world of 1960s New York City. Over its first few seasons, the show—created by Sopranos head writer Matthew Weiner and starring Jon Hamm as dashing, enigmatic Don Draper—sparked renewed interest in the fashions, cocktails, and events of its era, and in the real-life locales where many of its now-classic scenes from seasons 1, 2, and 3 take place.

Mad Men’s Manhattan: The Insider’s Guide brings readers into the restaurants, bars, hotels, and other landmarks that have played a role in Mad Men. It includes Manhattan institutions like Sardi’s, where Don has dinner with voracious showbiz manager Bobbie Barrett; P.J. Clarke’s, where Peggy Olsen celebrates her first copywriting assignment; the Grand Central Oyster Bar, site of a memorable martinis-and-oysters lunch between Don and Roger Sterling; and the Waldorf-Astoria, site of the fateful meetings between Don and the hotel’s real-life owner, Conrad Hilton.

Mark Bernardo writes about travel, celebrities, entertainment, fashion, and luxury goods for an assortment of popular magazines. He is also the author of Elvis Presley: Memphis.

ISBN: 978-0-9843165-7-1 • $4.95

This book is available only as an ebook.

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