I’ve watched ten Mad Men episodes in the past week, and I’m all but dreaming of Don and Peggy. For those of you who don’t know, Mad Men focuses on the advertising industry in the early ’60s in New York, and the resulting campaigns.
One of the home runs Don Draper hits the first season is the campaign for the first slide carousel from Kodak. It’s pretty interesting– watch the clip above. My one complaint: those images do not look rich enough to be Kodachrome.
I know Mad Men tries to be historically accurate, so I searched for the original 1961 ad, but no dice.
I did find these early ads:
I also found this very interesting article about the history of Kodak over at Creative Pro, which includes other slide projector ads from the same era:
Mmm I love me a slide projector.