The critically acclaimed television show “Mad Men” is set in New York City. According to the show, the term “mad men” was created by the advertising executives themselves from their offices located on Madison Avenue. The series takes place in the early sixties when Americans still largely believed everything they heard and saw, especially through the major media channels.
The series walks us through the cultural shift from taking most things at face value to the questioning of nearly everything in the late 60′s. Political scandal, uncertainty of war, and changing social mores, all played into a general sense of innocence lost. America was now a long way from “your word is your bond” and only doing business with people you knew on a handshake.