Thursday, July 22, 2010

Joan

Beautiful photo shoot of Christina Hendricks (aka Joan Holloway Harris), here, via LA Times Magazine blog. The amusing-to-me Mad Men Blog: Basket of Kisses. Normally, I do not care about being nearly a year behind in programs, but I'll watch this season via iTunes. Leaving out details about how familiar this is from childhood. It was a mess but we had some great clothes, some great parties (well, my mother did--we watched from the top of staircase, except for ritual pass-through-in-adorable-pajamas-time. Not complaining.).

Update--the Madness just doesn't end. Here's The Definitive Mad Men Summer Reading List from Flavorwire (first seen on the Poetry Foundation's blog, Harriet). I've been waiting for this, actually. As in, "why doesn't someone make a list about what these people were reading?"

Saturday update--iTunes download/Season pass ready. For people new to watching online (I am), here's the link to AMC Mad Men site. To get ready for Season 4, you can watch Season 3 finale, Shut the Door.Have a Seat for free. Here are all the ways to watch...

Friday update /end of an era - RIP Daniel Schorr.

9 comments:

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Susan
Well I am still yet to see Mad Men... talk about behind!!!

Love your new template... seems everyone is changing theirs now.. Have to say I think this is one of the best I have seen.. nice choice!!! I'm popping over to GG now to see what you have done there.. xxx Julie

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Me again.. I like your Quote 'There's a crack in everything'... Reminds me of a line from the movie Mao's Last Dancer.. when he says someone called him a chink.. his benefactor tells him 'chink' means crack.. [ie chink in the curtain] and therefore lets the light in....love that line... Mind you didn't like the movie too much... the book was better..

ok.. off again.. xxx Julie

Giulia said...

Ah. It's so good to see you back, Julie. I hope the new place is shaping up & the move didn't exact too high a toll.

Still struggling with the template, etc. So thank you for the thumb's up.

And of course, the quote is from Leonard Cohen...I don't know the book/film Mao's Last Dancer. Will have a look.

xoxo/svs

Penney said...

Why am I almost, and really, almost, having been round the world in ...
Anyway, I fell upon Mad Men last week, first time. Justin, in So Korea mentioned last year I should watch, that I'd love it.
Well, it's taken a year and I recently fell upon it and ....I did love it!
I understand the business too well, having lived it for 34 yrs..
Your blog is wonderful, and growing, so colorful in so many directions! I am so, so excited for you. Keep the flow, the flame !the Leonard!!!! Gotta, gotta love Leonard. Super pipes (lungs, for those not in music or advertising) and knows how to fill them with beauty...
Suzanne....
xo ,
Penney

Mary-Laure said...

This post made me clap my hands enthusiastically. I too am a Mad Men fan - though I don't even have a TV! I use iTunes as well.
Gotta check out that reading list. NOW.
Un bacio!

rachel said...

Christina Hendricks is absolutely stunning. I'm way behind on Mad Men, too...

Giulia said...

Mary-Laure--I'm relieved to hear that iTunes works just fine. (from someone I trust--you).

Rachel--if you don't have cable but can spring for $19.99 (or $29.99 for HD), you can buy the whole season on iTunes. There might be other vendors as well, don't know. I only saw this pop up when I was downloading stuff for the iPod. Had no idea. So here's hoping that you can catch up. I decided I don't want to wait for Netflix DVDs. For once.

Cheers.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Have I been under a rock? I have never seen Mad Men nor do I know anything about it. Still not sure that I'll check it out. What's up with that?
Catherine

Giulia said...

Oh Catherine, I'm sure you are too tasteful to have been under a rock. Ever. I really enjoy MM; it reminds me of lots of things from childhood/teenager years...& it's very entertaining. I find any well-scripted, well-acted, & authentic period detail a rarity these days on TV. Especially American-made. So, yay, is what I say.

But if you don't want to watch it, you don't. I've had similar feelings about series & years later watched them on DVDs. It just wasn't my thing at the time.

ciao-meow from Julie btw