Mad Men Auction to Feature 1,500 Items—Including Don's Convertible
For seven seasons of Mad Men, everyone wanted a piece of Don Draper. Now comes the chance to actually own one.
Just over a year after the Emmy-winning, critically admired Madison Avenue-set retro drama exited the air, Screenbid and the show’s producer, Lionsgate, will host an auction that features more than 1,500 items from the show, all curated by the show’s property master Ellen Freund. Some of the items have been displayed in the “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York and at Modernism Week 2016 in Palm Springs.
Last year, some 1,400 props were auctioned off, including Don’s Cadillac, one of his suits, and a fondue pot. This year’s batch—a collection of props, wardrobe items, and vintage memorabilia—includes Don’s 1964 Chrysler Imperial convertible, the orange guest chairs in his office, Peggy’s moving banker box, her typewriter, Pete’s globe bar cart, Roger’s Ray-Ban sunglasses, Stan’s notepad (complete with sketches) and, sure, Trudy’s A&P groceries.
The auction, which will begin June 1, can be previewed at madmen.screenbid.com.