29 March 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
The grey suit and fedora hat Jon Hamm made famous as Don Draper has been donated to the museum
A collection of costumes and props from hit US drama Mad Men has been donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Cast members Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks and creator Matthew Weiner attended an event in Washington to present the items to the museum.
They included ad man Don Draper’s trademark grey suit and fedora and other real 1960s-period props.
They will be featured as part of an exhibit on American culture in 2018.
Cast members (l-r) John Slattery, Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm and the show’s creator Matthew Weiner were on hand to donate the collection
Period props including watches used on the drama were on display
The museum’s entertainment curator, Dwight Blocker Bowers, said Mad Men producers did the best research he had ever seen for a TV show, with meticulous detail to create the look of a 1960s ad agency.
Among the donated props included shaving kits, toothbrushes, bottles of alcohol, a packet of cigarettes and watches.
Weiner said he was thrilled items from …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment