Opinion: Our fascination with the early 1960s stems from a longing for authority, not a desire to transcend today’s prohibitions against overt sexism, racism or harassment. The success of “Mad Men” stems from watching characters rebel against hierarchies that are harder to find now.
Photo: Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks) and Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) in “Mad Men.” Credit: Michael Yarish / AMC
Elisabeth Moss puts “Mad Men’s” Peggy Olson on the career track. The actress sees her character’s generation on the way up and Don Draper’s on the way down.
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Recognize this bar? It’s where Don and Peggy stopped to watch the Sonny Liston-Cassius Clay match in an episode of AMC’s “Mad Men.” La Villa Basque hasn’t changed much in 50 years. But the 1960s-era restaurant, owned by disgraced former Vernon mayor Leonis Malburg, is being remodeled to help make it more profitable.
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