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Pan Am Premiere

Updated on October 23, 2011

Christina Ricci


Pan Am

With the advent of Pan Am came the sexual emancipation of women who were the first ambassadors of the skies. In the decadent times of the jet set era when air travel was a luxury for the upper class and international travel was only for a relatively select few, stewardess were breaking traditional roles models for women and living luxuriously. By any measure we have today being a Pan Am stewardess was considered an excellent way to meet a husband and see the world.

But Pan Am for those of us who can remember it well was a little more thrilling then that. It was an exclusive club of travelers who knew each other and traveled in luxury and quite literally the sky was the limit in those times.

Of course when I heard there was a television series named Pan Am I knew immediately I wanted to watch the premiere. The culture pf Pan Am was such that only a few of us really knew it inside and out. And although the best stories I am certain are not allowed on television it still should make for a fun series to watch this Fall.

The series stars Christina Ricci who almost didn’t get he part because she was only 5’2” and would not have made the height requirements to be a Pan Am stewardess. Thank goodness for Hollywood magic because Ricci is an excellent actress that will be a tremendous attribute to the series.

So fasten your seat belts, place your table to the upright position and prepare to take off to the era of decadent air travel, woman's liberation and adventure as you are about to enter one of the most exclusive clubs in the world Pan Am..

Pan Am Trailer


I thought this show was fantastic and it made me rather melancholy for the old days of Pan Am. It was rather realistic. And they did get it right that Rome was a major hub. It was a wonderful time in our history when Pan Am was a the most exclusive world class exclusive.

It was really a great show even without the history of Pan Am. It was well written and well acted. But most of all it was a wonderful hour of escape from our daily lives. This maybe the show of the season..


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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Danette,

      It is a shame the friendly skies are no longer friendly. I am hoping the 787 will change all of that and bring luxury back to air travel.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback. Your comments are valued on my hubs.


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      Danette Watt 6 years ago from Illinois

      I happened to see it on my computer the following day because I had missed the premier. I enjoyed it and will probably watch it again as it comes on after The Good Wife, which I've been watching since it started.

      Nicely written. Unfortunately, gone are the days of walking right up to the plane and letting kids watch friends and relatives take off. Ah well....

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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi BWD316,

      The shows was really great and it represents a time when air travel was really decadent. As for Mad Men I love that show as well but Pan Am is very different then Mad Men probably because it is located all over the world and Ricci is great.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and voting up.


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      Brian Dooling 6 years ago from Connecticut

      nice introduction, thats interesting that Ricci almost didn't get the role because of her height, actually i didn't even know she was in it lol. As for the show i might have to give it a try, i've been a little cautious because im a huge Mad Men fan and just worried networks are riding the coattails of the show by putting out these 60's era shows, like Pam Am on ABC and the Playboy's Club on NBC, but im betting Pam Am is better than the Playboy's Club, Voted up!