Step into Don Draper’s Office
A must-see “Mad Men” exhibit
After we’ve spent eight years obsessing over the glamorous and tortured lives of the beautiful people of Mad Men, and now the time has come: The series’s final season premieres on Sunday.
Though small in physical size, the show packs a massive punch when it comes to insider-y, behind-the-scenes memorabilia.
Featuring more than 30 costumes (yes, the “Zou Bisou Bisou” dress is there) and tons of props (like Dick Whitman’s dog tag), it’s basically a fangirl’s paradise.
But the sets are what really leaves an impression. One of Don’s offices and the Draper’s kitchen in Ossining were driven from L.A. all the way to Queens, and there’s an exact replica of the writer’s room, where you can view plot outlines and story notes. Especially fascinating are Weiner’s first outlines of the show, dating back to 1992 and partially written on Sopranos stationery.
Also of note: In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum will hold screenings of some of the films that influenced Weiner (think North by Northwest and Blue Velvet).
Sadly, there are no wax replicas of Jon Hamm. But, hey, a girl can dream.
Runs through June 14; Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Ave., Astoria; 718-777-6888 or movingimage.us