Life in your office may not be as glamorous or dramatic as “Mad Men,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a little bit of Don Draper’s swagger. Or swag, as the case may be.
On June 1, Screenbid will auction off 1,500 props, wardrobe pieces and vintage memorabilia from “Mad Men,” in conjunction with the series’ producer, Lionsgate Television, an arm of Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.
The items were all curated by the show’s propmaster, Ellen Freund, and some appeared in the exhibit “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men,” which was featured at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image in 2015 and Palm Springs’ Modernism Week earlier this year. “Mad Men,” the award-winning TV drama about the Madison Avenue advertising world of the 1960s, concluded its series run last year.
Screenbid has held a number of similar auctions of TV memorabilia, including a 2013 one for “Breaking Bad” that ended up selling an inscribed copy of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” (fans will know the one) for $65,500. About 1,400 “Mad Men” items were auctioned off last year, with most selling for about twice their original cost.
Here are 5 must-have items from this year’s “Mad Men” auction:
1. Don Draper’s 1964 Imperial Crown Convertible
Check in on the L.A. office (or the wife of the man whose identity you stole) in this ultra-rare classic car, sporting a V-8 engine and such modern automotive conveniences as power steering and an AM/FM radio.
2. Roger Sterling’s Ray-Ban sunglasses
Cool shades fit for a silver fox, perfect for a round of golf or hiding your eyes after a six-martini lunch.
3. Pete Campbell’s globe-shaped bar cart
Need to take the edge off before a big meeting? Imbibe with this fully stocked hidden bar, while your co-workers think you’re just a big cartography nerd.
4. Peggy Olson’s blue typewriter
This vintage Royal typewriter helped launch Peggy’s copywriting career. Use it in your office and watch millennials stare in amazement.
5. Stan Rizzo’s yellow notepad
Worth it just to see what random notes, ideas and doodles were in Stan’s (often drug-altered) mind.
Other items of note include a vintage Polaroid camera, Don Draper’s orange electric barbecue, Megan Draper’s shoe drawer and Trudy Campbell’s bag of groceries (um, might want to check the expiration dates on the contents).
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