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bookish | matthew gilbert

Scanning TV’s bookshelves

In the opening shot of “Mad Men” last season, Don Draper sat broiling on a beach in Hawaii while reading John Ciardi’s translation of Dante’s “Inferno.” Turns out the “Mad Men” props guy needed to stick a book in actor Jon Hamm’s hands, so he’d grabbed his English major son’s copy of “The Inferno” before leaving the house that morning.

No, of course not.

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