Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Pan Am



Pan Am is ABC's bid to fill the void Mad Men has left, as it wont return the the US screans until 2012.  Pan Am is set in the 60s,  when airhoestessed where girdled and glamerous and passangers were dressed as if they were going to a ball. Christina Ricci is set to Star.


Christina Ricci


Pan Am air hostesses made a massive cultural impact with their sky blue uniforms and the now-defunct airline's blue and white globe logo is still popular with fans of retro fashion and design.


The flight stewardesses were immortalised recently in Leonardo DiCaprio's 2002 romp Catch Me If You Can, in which he starred as an imposter fake Pan Am pilot and comedienne Caroline Reid has even made an entire career spoofing the 33,000ft waitresses with her act Pam Ann.


Leo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can 2002

The real Pan Am was founded in the 1920s and along with TWA became an icon in international aviation.
But it fell upon hard times in the 1980s and the Lockerbie bombing of 1988, when a Pan Am jet en route from London to New York was blown up over the Scottish village, accelerated its demise.
The airline collapsed three years later.

Pan Am is due to air in the US, fall 2011.  If anyone know when it will be aired in the UK i would love to know :)

3 comments:

  1. Well, I always wanted to be a stewardess. I guess I'll have to check this one out when it airs.

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  2. i have seen the comedian Pam Ann and she was sooo funny. i will look out for it on the tv. x

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  3. Will have to keep my eye out for this, I totally missed out on the mad men thing!

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