Mad Men script writers want to know about Haussner's
I just finished talking to Brett Johnson, research coordinator for AMC's "Mad Men."
His department called out of the blue wanting to know what uniforms the waitresses at Haussner's wore in the early '60s.
The picture I found in the archives is dated later. It's hard to say when it was taken; the caption says it was published in 1984, but one very much like it without the waitress was taken by the same photographer and published in 1970. ...
If Johnson asked me to send it to him, I was going to tell him to check my blog, but he already had this picture.
I made an executive decision and told him I thought it was safe to go with the white nurse's uniform look for the early '60s as well, but I wasn't around then. If any of you were, and still remember, please post below.
Then I asked him how Haussner's was going to figure in the show. He wouldn't tell me, of course, but he did promise to call me and let me know if the scene makes it into season 3.
(Sun archives photo)