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.
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.
|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 :)