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'Mad Men' goes big with its Season 4 Hollywood premiere

July 21, 2010 | 10:19 am


Jon Hamm Mad Men premiere pictures from Hollywood Riding a wave of high demand for an early fix of "Mad Men" -- the premiere was moved to a larger venue at the last minute --  AMC pulled off the West Coast launch of the series' fourth season Tuesday night at the Mann Chinese 6 in Hollywood. 

And did it with style and lots of good people, of course -- click the photo at right to see the red carpet arrivals.

"Calls from 'Mad Men' fans in some high places started to pour in," a network source told Show Tracker. "The kind of fans you can't refuse." 

Christina Hendricks, Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Rich Sommer, Vincent Kartheiser, Aaron Staton and show creator Matthew Weiner were among those representing cast and crew. Moss and January Jones are among those expected Sunday at the New York premiere, where, according to Show Tracker, bigger crowds are expected.

One thing to note before getting too close to Hendricks: Weiner admitted to ABC News' Diane Sawyer on Tuesday that her character, Joan, is "terrifying" to him.

"If you were to actually have intercourse with Joan," he said, "you might burst into flames."

Meanwhile, Bryan Batt hit "The View" on Tuesday morning, but didn't spill too much about the fate of his character, who was fired last season under uncomfortable circumstances.

"All I’ve been told is that Sal is not dead," Batt said. "I think viewers are just going to have to watch."

And what about Rich Sommer? The Ministry fave did a chat with Nerdist, which promised a peek at his "background in comedy, board games and awesomeness" in its Monday podcast. We had trouble linking to the audio -- so instead we present a somewhat, ahem, vintage clip playing to that spirit. Check it out below.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Upper photo: Elisabeth Moss, left, Jon Hamm and Christina Hendricks arrive, top, at AMC's Season 4 premiere of "Mad Men" in Hollywood on Tuesday. Credit: Jeff Vespa / Getty Images

Lower photo: Hamm is interviewed on the red carpet. Credit: Mario Anzuoni / Reuters

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