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VIDEO: How 'Mad Men's' Prop Master

VIDEO: How 'Mad Men's' Prop Master Re-Creates the Past

AMC’s “Mad Men” is legendary for its obsessive attention to detail. “Mad Men” prop master Ellen Freund tells Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister about how she and the show’s art department were able to depict the 1960s and 70s so precisely — and why the job often left her in tears.

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