Well it looks like Pan Am has attracted a large audience! Hope it keeps up! Quoted from orlandosentinel.com
ABC’s “Pan Am” got off to a good start with 10.9 million viewers and outdrew lead-in “Desperate Housewives,” with 9.8 million viewers.
I have yet to watch it since I live in Australia but am downloading it and will watch it soon =D. Hopefully ill get time to post captures from the pilot in acouple of days! Also have afew more stills and other photos to add aswell so stay tuned.x
The new ABC series “Pan Am” may be set in 1963, but its environmental efforts are very 21st century. “We have no bottled water on set, we use paper cups and paper plates, no Styrofoam. We have recycle bins. We’re all very conscious of that,” says executive producer Nancy Hult Ganis. As for scripts and updates, “everything is sent digitally. Everyone walks around with an iPad.”
Ganis worked for the defunct titular airline in the late ’60s to mid-’70s, and always thought her experiences would lend themselves to a TV series. She talked to other former Pan Am flight attendants, some of whom lent uniforms and memorabilia that were copied for verisimilitude. The only change was slightly altering the color of the stewardess uniform because the original appeared washed out on camera.
The series follows four women — a smart Bohemian (Christina Ricci), a French girl who finds out her lover is married (Karine Vanasse), a runaway bride (Margot Robbie) and a secret spy (Kelli Garner) — who take to the skies for adventure in a bygone time when flying was glamorous and fun. “It was before private jets, so we handled the White House press corps, we took presidents and kings and queens as well as Muslim pilgrims,” notes Ganis about the global airline.
Ricci, who’d had good experiences playing guest parts on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Ally McBeal,” had been interested in doing a TV series for a while and was intrigued by the premise and the societal context. “There was this sense of excitement and freedom. The job allowed these women to have a freedom that they weren’t really given in life at that time. They could travel freely and see the world and be in charge of their own lives in a way that women at the time weren’t,” she says. “Yes, they had to go through girdle and makeup checks in order to serve tea and coffee. But there’s this misconception of ‘coffee, tea or me?'” says Ricci, emphasizing that she’d never be a part of something that denigrated women.
Research and wearing tight undergarments helped her get into the period milieu, but she’s glad her character is the rebellious type who gets demerits for leaving her girdles at home. “I don’t wear them as much as the other girls,” she says. “My character’s a troublemaker.”
Everybody excited about Pan Am airing in the US this Sunday!? Heres another promo before the series premier! Get ready to fasten your seatbelts as Margot gets set to hit the skies!! Australia should get rights for the show and air at a later date!
Also when I get time I have some more Pan Am on set photos to add plus an article from last week featured in the courier mail!x
MARGOT Robbie has been cleared for takeoff. The former Neighbours star is only days away from the biggest flight of her life as ’60s retro TV drama Pan Am heads down the runway in the US.
Billed as Mad Men in the skies, the big-budget series romances the era of the jet age and the now-defunct US airline Pan Am and its stewardesses. It premieres in the US on September 25 and later on the Nine Network.
Unlike her record with departure lounges, this is one flight Robbie cannot miss. She is strapped in beside three other immaculately uniformed co-stars, including Hollywood favourite Christina Ricci.
“It’s just terrible, I miss flights all the time, more than I probably catch one,” a frank and glowing Robbie revealed to the Herald Sun during an exclusive chat on location in Long Island, New York, yesterday.
Robbie, 21, left Neighbours after three years and arrived in Los Angeles for the aptly named pilot season at the beginning of this year.
After auditioning for the Charlie’s Angels reboot TV series, producers Sony Television told her they’d prefer her for Pan Am.
“So I picked up a script and I went, ‘I love it, it’s amazing’,” she said.
Hey guys, so sorry there has been no updates in the past month! I have been on holidays then got really sick so that has been the cause of neglect to the site. Also there hasn’t been a wide range of news currently. But never fear I have a big handful of photos to be added to the gallery! But for now, Margot has a mini site on “who say” which links her Twitter account & Facebook page! These are her REAL accounts so you can try get in contact with her! She would love to hear from you all when she gets time from her busy schedule! She appreciates her fans very much! =]