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Los Angeles Was Matthew Weiner's Muse For 'Mad Men'

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Yesterday's "Mad Men Day" fanfare may have been focused on all the jobs and money the show brought to Los Angeles over its seven seasons, but Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner wants you to know that the show might have never existed were it not for L.A.

According to Weiner, Los Angeles served as his muse for Mad Men and the city's historic architecture inspired him to create the show. As cast and crew of the show gathered on the steps of L.A. City Hall yesterday to be honored by the City Council, Weiner explained, "Los Angeles is my muse, and I would have never have thought of the show if I didn't live here among all these buildings from this period."

The majority of Mad Men may have been set in New York in the 1960s, but for Weiner, Los Angeles still holds on to the look and feel of the period and helped inspire his imagination. We also know that we'll miss spotting many of our favorite locations around Los Angeles while watching the show. Of course, there's always Netflix to help us relive the whole experience over again.