The great actor and citizen Paul Newman was portrayed briefly on Mad Men last night, speaking at a dinner in favor of Sen. Eugene McCarthy in 1968 and against the Vietnam war. As it happens, at the time of that speech in the show, I was head of my campus campaign for McCarthy. Anyway, here is brief clip of Paul a year later, opposing the war, and asking people NOT to attend his films or any others on the first Moratorium day. UPDATE In case you wondered, the Mad Men scene based closely on real-life, with Newman speaking to ad awards dinner and guest shouting out.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Paul Newman, Beyond 'Mad Men'
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