If you, like us, have been glued to the AMC series Mad Men about New York’s advertising industry and our post-WWII obsession with selling ourselves our own manufactured images and ideas about ourselves, you’ll find this brief promotional video about our own local television Mad Men at The Alexander Film Company enlightening.

(Courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District)

 

3 Responses to Mad Men of the Pikes Peak Region

  1. Mary Ellen says:

    Now I’d like to know the rest of the story. How did Alexander film disappear?

  2. Neil says:

    It’s not clear if they’re still active, but there’s a Web site (c. 2007) http://www.alexanderfilm.com. I believe someone local acquired rights to the name.

    I’d like to see something about the Alexander Eaglerock company, which was formed originally to build airplanes for Alexander Film sales reps to fly to distribute their films. Manufacturing began in Denver and moved to Colorado Springs. For a very brief time they were the largest manufacturer of aircraft in the U.S. An Alexander Eaglerock biplane hangs in Concourse B of DIA.

  3. Keith Baker says:

    The PPLD TV channel broadcast a film (an early infomercial from the late 1950s) a few years ago on “Chevrolet Task Force Trucks” driving cross-country up Pikes Peak. It looked and sounded like something the Alexander Film Company may have done. It was vintage late 50s populuxe America. I’d like to see it again of someone can find it and post it. I’ve searched PPLD’s website but haven’t found it.

    Thank you!

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