In the first episode of “Mad Men,” on the AMC television network, the character Don Draper, an advertising executive, uttered memorable words that captured the hearts of many viewers: “What you call love was invented by guys like me to sell nylons.”
Legendary acting coach Tanya Berezin once told an interviewer that what makes an actor great is the ability “to throw light ... in some sort of inexplicable way” on “what makes people tick and live and thrive and what makes people not.” James Gandolfini, who died yesterday in Italy at 51, possessed that rare gift. Every moment he spent on the screen illuminated the human condition.
The cost of an Old Fashioned, the favored cocktail of Don Draper, protagonist of the Mad Men TV series, may increase in the U.K. after the government proposed cutting tax relief on one of its main ingredients.
Bloomberg’s Josh Lipton reports clothing based on the 1960s “Mad Men” styles of Don Draper and Peggy Olson helped Banana Republic post its best first-quarter sales ever this year. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Betty Liu on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.” (Source: Bloomberg)