All posts tagged: Mad Men

More of the story: Jackson native Kit Williamson talks about his ‘Mad Men’ role

The season finale of “Mad Men” is tonight, so you can imagine how surprised I was to learn last week that one of the actors on the show is from Jackson. Yep, I did a little Googling and ran across Kit Williamson, a former St. Andrew’s student who landed a role on “Mad Men” this season as one of the advertising agency employees. (That’s him on the right.) Kit was nice enough to grant a phone interview last week, and our story ran in Saturday’s paper, but it was heavily cut for space. So here is the original story with many more juicy details about Williamson’s role on “Mad Men,” his Mississippi ties and his other projects. The show’s season finale is tonight, and because the show’s creator is so secretive, there’s no way of knowing whether or not Williamson will make an appearance on tonight’s show, but you now know who he is, just in case you see him.   A “Mad Man” from Jackson Followers of the AMC show “Mad Men,” a 1960s …

Mississippi ‘Mad Men’: Ridgeland ad agency exec offers insider’s take on show

The term “Mad Men” refers refers to the advertising executives who work on Madison Avenue in New York City. Madison County has its own group of “Mad Men” – a Ridgeland advertising firm called Mad Genius. We asked its creative director Eric Hughes his thoughts on the show and how it has influenced pop culture. To better set the stage for his answers, Mad Genius held a “Mad Menius” party in which the entire office dressed like characters from the show. Q: When did you become a fan? A: First show, first season. Right off the bat, I was sucked in by the amazing title sequence and then immediately drawn into how Don Draper captured the specific feeling of doom everyone in this business gets at some point – the anguish of watching the hours tick away as a major pitch approaches, and you grasp for the merest shred of a good idea. Then boom! You have it. And I loved the off-the-cuff statements like “C’mon, it’s not like there’s some magical machine that copies …

‘Mad Men’ Madness

Jackson residents Michael Busbin and Brian Kendrick have gone mad for “Mad Men.”Tonight is the season finale of AMC’s hit show about love, life and business at a Manhattan advertising firm. Currently set in the 1960s, “Mad Men” premiered in 2007 and is in its fifth season. It has become a pop culture sensation, influencing everything from hairstyles and fashion to cooking, decor and entertaining. Because of “Mad Men,” Busbin and Kendrick bought a retro home in northeast Jackson. “It has the grass cloth wall paper and all the cool retro vibes of the ’60s when it was built, kind of like Don Draper’s new apartment now,” Busbin said. “We have updated some of the features of the house that make it more fashionable, but we still have some of the features that are ’60s-inspired, such as the rock garden in the living room. We love Eames molded chairs, scoop chairs, Panton chairs, and anything with that ‘Mad Men’ vibe. That is how we like to live in our home – cool and relaxed with …

My $3 Mad Men Dress

I recently became addicted to the AMC show “Mad Men,” partially because I love the retrospective of ’50s and ’60s fashion. A couple of weeks ago, I found this “Mad Men” dress. Luckily, I recently purchased a tulle slip that makes dresses stand out when worn underneath, and it was a perfect match for my dress. Got a comment? E-mail me at endyanna@earthlink.com or Tweet me at @lareecarucker. Save