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The Uncensored, Epic, Never-Told Story Behind 'Mad Men'

03/13/2015 04:35 pm ET | Updated Mar 15, 2015
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Don Draper lived on hard drives for half a decade before anybody paid him any notice. In 1999, Matthew Weiner, then an unfulfilled writer on CBS' Ted Danson sitcom "Becker," spent his every off-hour doing research on the 1960s: what people wore, how they decorated their offices, what they ate and drank (and smoked, and drank some more).

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