Where Fans Can See Don Draper's Office
'Mad Men' creator Matthew Weiner has donated the entire workspace to the Museum of Television in Los Angeles, and personally "made sure every piece of wardrobe and set decoration was historically perfect," says the institution's director.
A version of this story first appeared in the Oct. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.
Mad Men's Don Draper is no longer making Old Fashioneds at work since the AMC drama signed off in May, but his office will live on. Series creator Matthew Weiner has donated the entire workspace to the future Museum of Television of Los Angeles, which also will house artifacts from such shows as The Sopranos, Lost and Dexter.
Says museum director James Comisar, who is looking for a permanent location: "We believe Mad Men objects will resonate with video watchers for decades going forward. Matthew Weiner made sure every piece of wardrobe and set decoration was historically perfect, and from the first email he articulated a great passion for preservation."
Comisar's collection also includes the bar from Cheers. "Next up for us is carefully examining Don Draper's office walls and coming up with a conservation plan, and we've acquired a vintage collection of often-filled barware from the series to exhibit in the interim," he adds.