Booklicious: Sally Draper and The Clue of the Black Keys

September 21, 2010


In this week's episode of Mad Men, we were treated to a women-centric storyline that included a surprise appearance by Sally Draper, who made an impromptu visit to the city to visit her father. During Sally's time at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, we get an insight into her reading habits, as she's shown with a Nancy Drew book, The Clue of the Black Keys. At this point in the Mad Men timeline, it's 1965 and Sally is about 11, so the age-appropriateness is perfect. Originally published in 1951, the mystery is the 28th in the Nancy Drew series and involves Central American antiquities, a missing archaeology professor and a hidden island in the Florida Keys. For Sally, it's no doubt a welcome escape from her turbulent home life. This is the first Nancy Drew I can recall seeing Sally reading - do you guys know if we've seen her with any others before this? 

Oh, and my sincere apologies for the half-tush shot of Don above. I know it's pretty distracting. :)


Unknown said... @ September 27, 2010 at 10:57 AM

I actually have that actual printing that she has in her hand. When I saw her reading it, I was so shocked! It's sitting on my desk at work.

Evangeline said... @ September 27, 2010 at 3:41 PM

That's incredible! What are the odds?

I take it it's a good read, then? :)

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