W.E.B. GRIFFIN’S ONSCREEN CAMEO (KIND OF…)
Mad Men, the award-winning drama that is set in a fictional 1960s Madison Avenue advertising firm, is known first for its great characters and storylines. It’s also well known, thanks to creator and writer Matthew Weiner, for its attention to details that give the show an authentic feel for the period.
As sticklers for detail in the W.E.B. Griffin novels, we know all too well that, no matter how hard you try, sometimes something slips into a scene that shouldn’t be there. So, we’re sympathetic to the frustration that must have been felt when a W.E.B. Griffin 1990s compilation of three books from The Corps series found its way onto the 1960s bookshelf behind the character of Betty Draper.
A WEBG reader, Joshua S. Treviño, who wrote Presidential speeches for Bush43 and later co-founded RedState.com, caught the anachronism and posted this screenshot above on his Flickr page. It’s since been picked up by various entertainment websites.
JAMES O’NEAL & W.E.B. GRIFFIN
A lesson in experimenting with books and guns. > view photo
SOLDIERS OF PUB FORTUNE HIT McGUIRE’S
“Tour? We don’t need no stinkin’ tour!” > view photo
BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT BOOK TOUR
The promotion tour for the publication of the hardback edition of By Order Of The President—Book I in the Presidential Agent series—took place in early January 2005. The series is based in large part in Washington, D.C., and the tour went from the greater D.C. area to Philadelphia, then on to Georgia. > view photos
FINAL JUSTICE BOOK TOUR
The promotion tour for the publication of the hardback edition of Final Justice—Book VIII
in the Badge of Honor series—took place in early January 2003. The series is based on the Philadelphia Police Department, and the tour events took place in the greater Philadelphia area. > view photos