'Mad Men' cast donate show's relics to Smithsonian museum
"Mad Men" cast Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery as well as series creator Matthew Weiner have donated items from the show to the National Museum of American History.
Los Angeles: "Mad Men" cast Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks and John Slattery as well as series creator Matthew Weiner have donated items from the show to the National Museum of American History.
Some of the show's iconic items, such as Don Draper's trademark gray suit and fedora, were donated to the National Museum of American History on Friday, March 27, reported Ace Showbiz.
Besides costumes, props, sketches, scripts and even a bar cart from the show found place in the museum. They will be on display on the museum as part of an exhibit that examines American business from the country's founding up through the present day.
Hamm, Hendricks and Slattery as well as Weiner attended the presentation ceremony. Entertainment curator Dwight Blocker Bowers praised "Mad Men" producers' effort to pay attention to meticulous detail in order to create the look of an ad agency of the era.
The Smithsonian's "American Enterprise" exhibit will be opened to the public on July 1. The "Mad Men" relics will be joining props from "Sesame Street", "Seinfeld" and "All in the Family" at the museum. "Mad Men" will air its last seven episodes beginning Sunday, April 5.