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The Real Mad Men of Advertising

The 1950s (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-PG
TV Episode | 51 min | Documentary

In a post-war world, advertisers tantalized consumers with visions of futuristic homes and cars, shiny jewelry, and the newest home appliances. Advertising harnessed buying power that created an unprecedented consumer boom.
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Jan 8, 2017 (United States)

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Tony Barber
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Bryan Batt
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Nancy Davis
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Kathleen Franz
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Ellen Freund
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Emily H. Gilson
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Dot Gregory
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Matt Gulbranson
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Steven Heller
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Eric Jentsch
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Nikita Khrushchev
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Jane Maas
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Joseph Malherek
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Cynthia B. Meyers
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Richard Nixon
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Shirley Polykoff
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Fath Davis Ruffins
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John Slattery
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Robert Thompson
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Harold D. Wallace Jr.
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Matthew Weiner
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8 / 10 | 7 votes