The Ransom Center has acquired the papers of actors, and husband and wife, Eli Wallach (1915–2014) and Anne Jackson (1925–2016). [Read more…] about Papers of actors Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson acquired
The archive for the acclaimed drama Mad Men, one of television’s most honored series in history, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center. The donation was made by Matthew Weiner, the series creator, executive producer, writer and director; and Lionsgate, which produced the critically acclaimed series.
To mark this news, Weiner shares his thoughts on the value of archives, the show’s influence, and the storylines that got away. [Read more…] about Interview with Matthew Weiner, creator, executive producer, writer, and director of the series Mad Men
The archive for the acclaimed drama Mad Men, one of television’s most honored series in history, has been donated to the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. [Read more…] about Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning Mad Men archive donated to UT Austin’s Harry Ransom Center
Kathryn Allison Mann was the head of research for the television series Mad Men. She mined period books, magazines, and newspapers—as well as her extensive network of New Yorkers—to ensure the historical accuracy the show is famous for. Much of Mann’s notes and original material is included in the show’s archive, recently acquired by the Ransom Center. The archive will be available for research once cataloged. [Read more…] about How Mad Men‘s head of research mined the past for the show’s famous historical accuracy
Janie Bryant was the costume designer for the television series Mad Men. [Read more…] about From Bond girls to Brooks Brothers, how Janie Bryant designed costumes for Mad Men
Dublin-born author Sebastian Barry has received high praise for his novels, poetry, and plays alike. The mastermind behind a repertoire of over 20 published works, Barry weaves together the onward flow of modern Irish history, allusions to family folktales, and colorful characters with graceful sympathy. His 2008 novel, The Secret Scripture, is no exception to this stylistic triad. [Read more…] about Secret Scripture’s Sebastian Barry on the journey from Dublin to Hollywood