"They call me, you know, a legend," said Joy Golden. We were at the Selling the Sixties screening and I had just asked her if she was the real Peggy Olsen. She is, in fact, one of them.
"It was basically an episode of Mad Men," says one female creative director of her industry. And while we love that actual ad pros also use the show as a reference point, it doesn't sound like it's changed that much:
You may have noticed that we have a little obsession with AMC's Mad Men. Although the show is lots of fun, sometimes we have to wonder if its depiction of women is accurate. Sure, ladies were limited, career-wise, to secretarial or low-level jobs and wives of upwardly mobile men were growing increasingly bored of…