Come fly with ABC’s ‘Pan Am’. Prepare for departure this fall.

Drama aside, it likely will be the glamour of the golden age of air travel and those snug blue Pan Am uniforms that will seduce viewers to tune in — again, taking a page from AMC’s “Mad Men’s” fashion-driven portrayal of Madison Avenue in the same period.

Back then, stewardesses generally couldn’t be married or have children and had to meet strict weight standards, but that doesn’t mean they lacked substance, said Dan Hagedorn, senior curator at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Although their sexy looks were intended to sell seats,  they also had to have the right stuff to qualify as  flight crew….. continued.

Story from LA Times ~ click here