One thought on “Before “Mad Men”: Single Women Take 1960s and 1970s Television by Storm

  • December 29, 2011 at 8:50 am

    It’s interesting to look at the example of Mary Tyler Moore.

    In the early 60’s she was playing a traditional housewife on The Dick Van Dyke Show.

    By the early 70’s she was playing a single woman on the Mary Tyler Moore Show.

    Interesting that she played two very different roles within the span of a decade. Perhaps indicative of the changes of the 60’s.


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