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Retrotisements: Mad Men Clients Edition

Retrotisements: Mad Men Clients Edition

Retrotisements
One of the many brilliant things about Mad Men is how the show deftly mixes fictional characters and storylines with real-life events. This includes the many clients of the Sterling Cooper/Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce advertising firm. While some of the firm's clients are fake, many are quite real (or at least were). Here are some vintage advertisements for actual Mad Men clients, from the approximate early '60s period they appeared on the show.
Album cover of the week: The Who Sell Out

Album cover of the week: The Who Sell Out

Album Cover of the Week
I'd wager that if you ask most casual Who fans what their favorite albums by the group are, and they'd probably say Tommy, Who's Next and maybe Live at Leeds.  All fine choices, of course, but before any of those were even released there was my favorite - 1967's The Who Sell Out.  It was Pete Townshend's first crack at a concept album, although this is more of a theme album actually.  The premise is that the entire album (complete with radio jingles) is actually a broadcast from the pirate station Radio London. It's the commercials, not the songs, from which the design for The Who Sell Out is inspired.  And it is inspired. That's Townshend and Roger Daltrey on the front, pitching Odorono and Heinz Baked Beans respectively.  Honestly the image of Daltrey sitting in a tub of beans