City Council Declares Today 'Mad Men Day' In Los Angeles
Don't let anyone tell you that the Los Angeles City Council isn't looking out for your interests. Today the council is expected to declare today official "Mad Men Day." Look for ad execs tumbling out of windows and cast sightings around City Hall.
"Mad Men" mastermind Matthew Weiner along with the cast and writers are expected today at City Hall where they will be thanked for their "significant contributions to our local economy," according to City News Service. Councilman Paul Krekorian is apparently a big fan: "Mad Men is a landmark television show that will go down in history as one of the greatest, most compelling character studies of all time."
Krekorian says the show has provided "steady jobs for actors, writers and hundreds of below-the-line production workers for years." We're not sure just who among the actors who have received steady work for seven seasons will show up to City Hall today, but we'll let you know.
Mad Men has come to town often—and not just for the scenes that take place in groovy California. Los Angeles has played itself along with New York, Palm Springs, flyover country and even Don's sad hometown in Pennsylvania. Local vintage shops love to brag that Mad Men's costume designer Janie Bryant relies has darkened their door. Mad Men even made going to LAX look sexy.
And, hey, at least one LAist staffer has had a role as an extra. So thanks, Mad Men.