'Mad Men' Actor Debuts Design Book

Bryan Batt will fete his new release with a Beverly Hills party hosted by Christina Hendricks and husband Geoffrey Arend.

Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant had numerous book signings and parties when she put out her style fashion guide last year. Now comes another Mad Men book – but it’s not about fashion.

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Bryan Batt, the actor who played Salvatore Romano in early episodes – he was an ad man for Stirling Cooper, who became a commercial director who eventually gets fired – is releasing a book with Random House called Big, Easy Style.

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Turns out the New Orleans native owns a gift and home accessories shop in the Big Easy called Hazlenut with his partner of 22 years Tom Cianfichi. The store has been featured in the New York Times, House Beautiful, Food and Wine and Town and Country. So this is not just a hobby for Batt, who’s obviously a new hybrid -  actor/decorator.

This Saturday night, October 15, Mad Men star Christina Hendricks and her husband Geoffrey Arend ((500) Days of Summer) are hosting a party for Batt and the book at Brooks Brothers in Beverly Hills, and we imagine some cast members of MM will turn up, as they are shooting now.

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