Jon Hamm & Jessica Pare shooting “Mad Men” in Hawaii

Posted on October 25, 2012

Darlings, check out these fabulous pics of Mr. and Mrs. Draper on the beach circa 1967 or so. Dig those retro bathing suits! Dig those groovy shades! Dig those tanlines!


Jon Hamm and Jessica Pare filming scenes for Mad Men on the beach in Maui, Hawaii.



[Photo Credit: PacificCoastNews]

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  • Le Raorw!

  • Patricia Gillett

    He’s actually “supported” in that suit. Color me shocked! 🙂

    • Banana hammock!

    • Chickadeep

       Color *me* disappointed!

    • ZnSD

       more like strapped down underneath it. there’s a monster under that pair o’ trunks.

      • Sara LaBatt

        I won’t lie, I was playing “look for the monster”

        • ZnSD

           It’s the Hammaconda.

  • ChaquitaPhilly

    Hubba Hubba!

    • forward_slash_PRS

      took the words right outta my mouth . . .

  • I’m loving the sunglasses as well.  

    • My thoughts exactly. It’s all about the sunglasses, for both of them.

  • Kathy Schrenk

    Yummy. And the tan lines are cracking me up!

    • siriuslover

      me too!

    • imspinningaround

       I think it’s a spray tan!

      • YoungSally

        better than Mitt’s

    • librarygrrl64

       They’re great! Such a nice, authentic touch.

  • Clueless_Jock

    His hair is too perfect for the beach.

    •  Not for the 60s it ain’t

      • Typical 60’s hair product would hold the style until he ducked his hair in the water – and even then a little work with a comb could put it back in place: it takes some real shampooing to get Vitalis completely out of your hair.

  • Susan Collier

    Thank you!
    Is this the episode where Roger Sterling digs up a cursed tiki on the beach?

    • And where Pete Campbell wipes out surfing and nearly drowns?  Gee! That would be awful!

    • Thank YOU for that comment. Between you and Mr. Butterfield, below, I chortled. 

    • kcarb1025

      **SPOILER** I read that Don wakes up with a tarantula crawling on him!

  • PeaceBang

    Love the derp face in pic #4. Me encanto.

  • StellaZafella

    The dad in Poltergeist during the bedroom scene (holding in his gut):

    “Look at this honey, before, after, before, after!”

  • Paigealicious

    Wow, for once I can’t see Jon Hamm’s dong through his pants.

  • Sobaika

    This show needs to come back NOW.

  • ChiliP

    Can I just say how nice it is to see two actors (one of which is known as being a sex symbol) look like actual people, rather than byproducts of unimaginable hours spent at the gym and drinking only smoothies? Sure, they look like ridiculously good-looking people, but their skin shows actual signs of movement, they have hair where it naturally grows, and their bodies look lean without looking artificial. Well done, Mad Men stars.

    Oh yeah, and I dig their sunglasses.

    • Sobaika

      I remember reading that Matt Weiner asks the stars specifically to stay away from things like the gym and aim for more natural, real people looks that could be from the 60s.

      • ChiliP

        A wise decision on his part, then. I mean don’t get me wrong, I swooned over the hairless, ab-tastic man candy in “Magic Mike” but I’m glad we have a reminder that those bodies aren’t the norm, and they shouldn’t be exulted as an ideal standard since that look is largely unobtainable.  Mr. Hamm and Ms. Pare look lean, fit, fantastic and, most importantly, real.

      • I always think it’s so funny that women thought it was weird that Helen Bishop goes on walks. How did all those stay-at-home wives stay thin? Coffee and Cigarettes?

        •  Yes, indeed. My mother and father both smoked two packs a day.

        • JohannaEG

          Riding lessons?

        • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

          Absolutely coffee and cigarettes.  My mom never went anywhere near exercise!  Also, alcohol instead of food. 

    • blogless

      ChiliP, I was thinking the same thing, especially in regards to Ms. Pare. This is what an exceptionally beautiful and fit woman looks like sans photo shop. No concave stomach, no protruding perfectly round (w/no cellulite) butt, no gravity-defying large breasts. 

      I’ve said it before but I’m glad I’m not growing-up nowadays. Maybe I’m wrong but it just seems like there’s more pressure than ever to look “unreal”.

      • ChiliP

        Yup, exactly. I especially love that last picture, where you can see a tiny bit of side tummy over her bikini bottoms. I know magazine editors and Hollywood execs would have us believe otherwise, but hello, that’s what happens when you wear tight bikini bottoms! Yes, even to thin and beautiful people! They both look great.

        • tallgirl1204

          Plus:  Don Draper has tan lines! 

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        It is refreshing to see two goodlooking people who still look real-and more like how people in the 60’s looked-I know, I grew up then….

    • I was actually excited to see cellulite on her lovely legs. Like, hey girl! You’re normal too! 

    • Apparently Matthew Weiner doesn’t want his stars and starlets to look too modern, i.e. toned and sculpted. He wants them to be beautiful and glamorous but very “of the times.” Elizabeth Moss once spoke in an interview about how he admonished her not to get too muscular, as women in the ’60’s weren’t going for that look (slender, yes, bulging Madonna muscles, no). I kind of love these photos, they remind me of my parents back in the day. My mom rocked a very similar looking bikini. I always thought they were so glamorous.

    • Dot

      I agree! For me, Jon Hamm’s biggest sex appeal is that he looks like a real guy — not a doll who has been waxed, plucked, tanned, and physically trained to super-human perfection. Jessica Pare looks fab here, too. I need those sunglasses!

  • I love how his body does not look like he is the one person in 1967 who had access to a Nautilus machine!  He always looks so much like my Dad, and that is pretty much how my Dad looked about that time.  And… I’m trying to remember when my Dad went for the Dry Look.  I think it may have been about 1971 or so.  Of course, he lived in Lubbock, TX, and not in Manhattan.  Just curious as to when Don Draper is going to ditch the Brilliantine…

    • BrooklynBomber

      Totally agree about the Nautilus machine. I remember being annoyed by Madonna’s super-toned arms in Dick Tracy.

      Also: The Dry Look!
      “The wet head is dead, the wet head is dead…..”

    • My dad (born in 1930 and close to Draper’s age) kept his conservative 60’s hairstyle into the mid 1970’s with only mild modification.

      • MarinaCat

        Same here. My dad would get off the Long Island Railroad after working in Manhattan with that hair and still -the hat, until around 1970. Same age as Don.

    • Off topic, but was your dad Dr. Butterfield the optometrist?  If so, he was my family’s eye doctor when I grew up in Lubbock.   I remember him so well!   He was great.

      • That was him! And he was great! He was a great Dad and a great optometrist. And you might be surprised how often I run into people who knew him… In San Francisco, in Washington… Considering it was Lubbock…

        • formerlyAnon

          Not really, considering the rate at which people who grew up there want to *leave* Lubbock . . .

          • Exactly! I know I started plotting my escape the first time I truly understood what and where New York City was.  This was at about age 13.

  • Scarlet39

    I’m really hoping there is less of Megan this season.  I’ve nothing against Ms. Pare, I just don’t like the character and for me, she adds nothing to the series. 

    • DesertRodent

      She’s the youth culture rep in Don Draper’s life, and in the show in general. (until Sally gets just a tich older) In a TV series set in 1967 that’s critically important. Then there’s her function as a rock in Betty’s shoe, Big Sis to Sally, et al… And yes, her character is boring, but her character knows it and is trying to fix it. Sort of.

    • AutumnInNY

      I couldn’t agree more. The Megan character monopolized season five almost to the lessened screen time and developement of the core female characters, Joan, Peggy,and certainly Betty and Trudy. More of Sally and the others in season six please. 

  • miagain

    So they are together….

  • MilaXX

    Hamm’s tan lines are hysterical, but otherwise these looks fit right in with today’s fashion

  • Coco Cornejo

    Dig that graffiti on the concrete retaining wall. 

    Are you sure they’re on Maui? I thought they were on Oahu this week. 

  • natasha2marie

    Have you noticed that Jessica Pare is crossing her arms in about half of her screen time? Is that her character’s direction? Or do you think it’s a JP-thing?

  • I’m so glad Dish got AMC back

  • The colors in her bikini are fantastic.

  • frannyprof


  • PastryGoddess

    Why thank you!  That is some delicious Hamm indeed

  • Czarina5 Czarina5

    Aw…too bad you didn’t include the photo of her in a mod sundress that was so 60’s perfect!

    • Czarina5 Czarina5

       60’s sundress cover up!

  • amf0001

    and he has manly hair… which I love.  Why did all the chest hair go away?  sometimes fashions are so weird!

    • Dot

      Concur times a thousand!

  • Karen Belgrad

    I wonder if Hamm’s knee scab is make-up or real.  If it’s make-up, major kudos, because it looks very real!

    • My first thought looking at these pictures is that I wanted to pick at that scab. If it’s make-up, it’s fucking fantastic!

  • DaveUWSNYC

    Guess he’s got a liner in that bathing suit…darn.

  • Trisha26

    With their clothes off they look like real people, not movie/TV stars. YAY!

    • pookiesmom

      Agreed. He’s, well, always gorgeous. But I was surprised that she actually has some curves! She seems healthy-skinny, not emaciated-skinny. Which is so, so refreshing.

  • MaryanneGirl


  • Yes please!

  • Imasewsure

    I think I had the five year old’s version of that bikini!

  • Well we needed a little palate cleanser after the Timberlake -Biel attention-fest and the horror of Miss Hudgens wearing the Halloween Costume-as clothes. Leave it to TLo to come through for us. 

  • Does Hamm need someone to kiss the bobo on his knee?  I’ll volunteer!

    •  I already had an imaginary conversation with him about that and his reply was, in the best slightly-annoyed Don Draper voice, “No. I don’t.”

  • Orange Girl

    Thank you TLO.  Just….thank you:)

  • decormaven

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! (Said in my best Sally Draper voice) I’ve been needing a MM fix; this is perfection. Love her sunglasses, and the print on that bikini…sigh. If they would just do a little clothes preview, I could make it (almost) til the next season.

  • I am feeling a bit funny inside. Had to squeeze my legs together.  

  • littlemissstrange

     Well Hawaii worked for Lost so I’m excited to see Mad Men there… how long is it now until the next season? I’m starting to get DTs.

  • Strange tan on Hamms..legs? A very 60’s bod!

  • Lilak

    Fashion-forward shades there, Don!  

  • Judy_J

    Gosh, I was hoping the second Mrs. Draper was history.

    • Judy_J

      Guess I should have said third Mrs. Draper (forgot the original not married to Dick Whitman).

  • formerlyAnon

    I owned a bathing suit in those colors (hers) & a similar print during the ’60s. Not that abbreviated a bikini, though. Mom still had veto power.

    • I had something very near that purple flowered print as a teen – bikini and cover-up.  Kept the shirt and now my daughter wears it.  Polyester is forever!

  • crash1212

    Oh my. He is one hunka-hunka. I’m SO looking forward to the new season.

  • NDC_IPCentral

    I’m sure we still have quite a wait in store for Season 6, but these appetizers provide sustenance.  Thanks, T & Lo!

  • iCouture

    Where is the Hammaconda!?   Boooooooo!

  • Glad he doesn’t manscape.

  • homespunner

    If only I could post a photo of my Uncle Jack circa 1965. They look like twins.

  • California??? 

  • He really should take off those trunks in order to even out that tan.

    • CrazyAuntie

      Oh yeah!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Thanks to my fav uncles for providing a lovely slice of Hamm to brighten my day!

  • BrooklynBomber

    I love it — you made my day!
    I’d wondered if anyone but me remembered that.
    I often sing it to Mr. B., who tends to run hot, and has the habit of putting water on his head and pushing it back through his hair so he can cool off.

  • Frank Li


  • librarygrrl64

    I wish guys would wear trunks like these again rather than excessively baggy board shorts that reach past the knee or, worse, Speedos.

    • Diane_G

      Agree! Those board shorts just look silly. My husband doesn’t like them either (to my pleasure) and I’m not sure where he got his swim trunks, but they’re just a little longer than JH’s above. I love it! 

  • Candigirl1968

    I had the one piece version of that bathing suit when I was three!

  • EEKstl

    Fabulousness.  Also glad to see the Drapers “still together” next season. 

  • Thank you TLo for posting for these on my b’day. Sigh…oh Draper, you are the dreamiest

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I swear to god, I had that same bikini in 1967 or 68!  Loved it!

  • Adriana210

    Great pics ! Natural body wins it for me anytime and they look like as though they are on vacation in real life.  

  • Larkin21


  • Thank God they look like real people that have lives outside the gym

  • Vodeeodoe

    Late to the party, as usual. I heard that the Mad Men actors have it written into their contracts that they can’t work out so hard that they have modern looking, model-type bodies. Wonder how the actors deal with that? Also, someone has a boo boo on their knee. I would love to play nurse!