Starting out as Don Draper’s secretary, Peggy at first seemed like a typical shy, Catholic schoolgirl. But it rapidly became clear she had a talent and instinct for copy matched only by Don himself. Taken under his wing, she’s subsequently blossomed into a confident woman willing to pursue her own ambitions.
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Despite his numerous bowties and horn-rimmed glasses, Harry, like many of the characters on Mad Men, is not as old-fashioned as he appears. While most of his fellow copywriters at Sterling Cooper are still concentrating on magazine adverts, Harry is looking to television as the way of the future. After creating and running the department at the old firm, it’s no wonder that Don and company seize the chance to swipe him for the newly formed Sterling Cooper Draper Price.
Don Draper is the all-American success story: a self-made man with a job at a top New York advertising agency, a house in the suburbs, and a beautiful wife. Well, if you ignore all the identity theft, manslaughter and adultery that got him there. Thus, not included in the costume below: self-loathing, borderline alcoholism, Dick Whitman.
April 14, 2013 by Amanda
With her Grace Kelly good looks, house in the suburbs, successful husband and two-point-three kids, Betty Draper was supposed to be the epitome of a 1960’s happy housewife. Too bad she and Don made each other so miserable. However, even after leaving him, Betty still struggles within the confines of conservative suburbia.
Bert Cooper likes to cultivate the image of an old eccentric in the offices of Sterling Cooper (and later, at Sterling Cooper Draper Price), but beneath the affection for Japanese art and Ayn Rand quotes lies a sharp, ambitious mind. He’s perfectly happy to keep and use secrets to manipulate other members of the firm, whether it’s using Don’s real identity against him or not-so-subtly reminding Robert Sterling just who exactly it was who got him his job in the first place.
May 17, 2014 by Amy
Ken Cosgrove (Aaron Staton) is an account executive at SCDP in Mad Men. Though he may not be as emotionally handicapped like some of his co-workers, he’s now physically handicapped after a hunting accident. Despite the one bad eye, he continues to write science fiction novels under his pen name, Ben Hargrove.
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