The Ghost of Christmas Party Past

Thanks to “Welcome to Optimism” the Wieden & Kennedy blog for drawing attention to this fascinating documentary about the 1969 office party at London advertising agency Davidson Pearce Berry and Tuck.

http://wklondon.typepad.com/welcome_to_optimism/2010/12/davidson-pearce-agency-christmas-party-1969.html

It´s a sort of Mad Men meets Abigail´s Party meets Rising Damp.  Not sure which is more shocking – the casual sexism, the Creative Director´s hairstyle, the “us and them” attitude of the management to the rest of the agency staff or the truly awful office decor.

And not a football table or cappaccino machine in sight.

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