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Back In the 90s Jon Hamm Had More Parking Tickets Than Acting Jobs in L.A.

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Sound familiar? Guy arrives in Los Angeles with a 10-year-old car and a head full of dreams of Hollywood, only to be bested by parking tickets and towing fines and then left to chase his stardom with a bus pass when the city hauls the car away.

Well, that's what happened to Jon Hamm of television's "Mad Men" when he was hitting the harsh pavement of L.A. in the 1990s.

Hamm told Conan O'Brien in an interview on Thursday night's show about his struggling days of yore, and how his parking tickets were worth more than his '86 Corolla. "I don't know if you know this," hammed Hamm, "but the City of Los Angeles has a wonderful public transportation system."

Also, ladies (and gents) if you want some visuals of the younger Hamm, imagine him as he describes, sweaty and hauling down Highland on his way to an audition...on rollerblades.

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(h/t Huffington Post)