Mad About the Sixties ... A Hart-Like Henry Fonda in Gore Vidal's The Best Man

October 11, 2014 4:38 PM

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Note: This is one in a series of occasional pieces in the run-up to the series finale of Mad Men with cultural relevance to the period of the show and today.

This year is the 50th anniversary of a fascinating and quite entertaining political movie called The Best Man. It's a film more than a little redolent of of a much more contemporary figure, former Senator Gary Hart, whose front-running presidential candidacy was consumed in 1987 by a media firestorm...

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