Pete Campbell oversteps the mark when he pitches an idea for ad campaign to the head of Bethlehem Steel without telling Don Draper. Draper wants him fired but learns a lesson in corporate politics. Pete's wife wants to buy a Manhattan apartment but he has to approach his cold and distant parents for a loan. Pete's in-laws, however, are more forthcoming.
Did You Know?
The main account in this episode was Bethlehem Steel. During this time, the steel company was enjoying some of its best profits due to construction. The CEO of Bethlehem steel was one of the highest paid CEOs in the late 50's. This was mainly due to lack of competition as most of the steel plants in other countries were leveled after World War 2. Some of the buildings they built were: Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, Hoover Dam, and the Golden Gate Bridge. See more
Pete and Trudy's new apartment is at Park Ave. and 82nd. At the end, Pete looks out the apartment window on a view of Central Park that is impossible from that location. He's looking from the top of the Park, directly south, as though he's on 110th (or higher) between 5th Ave. and 8th Ave. (which encompass the width of the Park). With this impossible view, Pete takes in a nighttime skyline that includes the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building; this is the New York equivalent of "all windows in Paris look out on the Eiffel Tower." See more
[talking about Pete Campbell
He's essential to the process. We're probably luckier to have him than you are.
Oh I doubt that.
Well, maybe you're right.
References The Real McCoys
A Beautiful Mine
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