Is ‘Mad Men’ Too Tame? Ad Vet Jerry Della Femina Remembers More Booze, Broads

Aug 31, 2009  •  Post A Comment

You might think that "Mad Men" depicts the 1960’s advertising world with an emphasis on drinking and womanizing as an exaggeration, but Madison Avenue legend Jerry Della Femina reports to USA Today that the times were even raunchier than the AMC drama is depicting.

"If anything, it’s underplayed. …The way we lived really would make the characters in ‘Mad Men’ all look like ‘Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.’ We drank and screwed around."

–Allison J. Waldman

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  1. Jerry wrote my favorite book on Advertising called “From those Wonderful Folks who gave you Pearl Harbor”. He was my hero back in college and even when I had my own agency in Lafayette, La. many years ago. If you have an e-mail adddress for him, I would love to write him.
    Jack O’Brien

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