A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the set of Pan Am. We toured the Silvercup Studios, the studio where it’s shot in Brooklyn. Inside we walked through the 707 used in the program and explored economy, first class, the plane’s bar (yes, remember when they had bars on planes?) and the cockpit. We found out useful tidbits about the actors on the show, like the fact that Mike Vogel, who plays the pilot, is also a pilot in real life. We watched a scene being shot with Laura and Maggie in their apartment. We met the show’s prop master, Pete Dancy, and we visited the show’s wardrobe and saw the seamstresses hard at work on the show’s handmade hats and uniforms. Best of all, we met with Christina Ricci, Margot Robbie and Michael Mosley (click on these links to read our interviews). Here are some photographs from the day:
Oh, yes, that is me in the middle with the big dark, curly hair. I don’t show myself very often on the pages of this blog!
Coming up this Sunday, February 19th, is the season finale of the series, and you probably have as many questions as I do about the show. Titled “1964,” here is a promo you can check out in advance. I don’t know a lot about the show either, but I do know that MAD MEN‘s Darren Pettie (remember the repulsive Lee Garner Jr.?) guest-stars. I also know a few more details – here is the finale’s summary:
Life has changed on a dime for the crew of Pan Am. Since President Kennedy’s assassination and as New Year’s Eve approaches for the start of 1964, everyone’s lives are hurtling towards new starts: Colette is caught up in a whirlwind courtship with a foreign prince, and Dean is still kicking himself over losing her; Amanda and Ted’s wedding plans are racing forward, thrilling his family, but making him more nervous by the day; Kate’s spy supervisor, Richard, is shot and she tries to figure out whether he or someone else is a double agent — He warns her that the first person to ask her how he is doing will be the double agent, but the first person who does is the one person she never imagined; and Amanda makes Laura a startling offer. Meanwhile, Broyles puts Maggie in a life-threatening position- which sparks a major attraction to him- Laura forges on, still loving the man she can’t have, and Dean is put on trial for the decisions he made during the Haiti landing, on the Season Finale of “Pan Am,” Sunday, February 19 (10:01-11 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to post this information, but I did receive a complimentary set visit and $25 American Express Gift Card by the folks at One 2 One Marketing.