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New ABC Series Films On Location in Mamaroneck

Next month ABC will premiere Pan Am, an exciting new period drama set at 30,000 feet.

The new ABC series, Pan Am, paid a visit to the affluent Orienta section of Mamaroneck today and privately shot scenes on a closed set at the Hampshire Country Club.

The period drama takes the viewer back to the excitement of the Jet Age in the 1960’s and focuses on the romantic entanglements of several Pan Am pilots and flight attendants in 1963.

According to the ABC site, “the planes are glamorous, the pilots are rock stars and the stewardesses are the most desirable women in the world.”

Several of the actors' trailers could be seen stationed at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck while filming took place a five-minute drive away at Hampshire Country Club.

A phone number that was not in service was supplied to a reporter seeking comment by the show's production team.

Actress Christina Ricci, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for her 2006 portrayal of a paramedic on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, is slated to star in Pan Am as Maggie, “a rebellious bohemian” turned professional, according to the ABC website. Her motivation in joining the flight team, like so many others, is to see the world.

Jonah Lotan, who has appeared on CSI: NY will portray Dean, an over confident yet charismatic new pilot; the first to not receive his air flight training via the war.

Karine Vanasse will play the flirty Colette; Kelli Garner is cast as adventurous Kate and Margot Robbie as Laura, the runaway bride who flees the domesticity of home to fly the friendly skies.    

Directed by Thomas Schlamme of West Wing fame and written by Jack Orman, who scripted the hit TV series ER, Pan Am was produced by Sony Pictures Television with Sony licensing the rights to the Pan Am name.  

The first episode of Pan Am will air Sunday, September 25 at 10 p.m. on ABC.

neil g August 25, 2011 at 12:03 AM
how long will they be filming there???
Stefani Kim August 25, 2011 at 12:32 AM
Hi Neil, Just one day, as far as I know. Best, Stefani
neil g August 25, 2011 at 01:09 AM
thanks for the response.........bummer i was hoping to maybe catch them filming..........i live nearby.............any way of knowing when any other filming is gonna happen in mamaroneck???
SRT August 25, 2011 at 01:48 AM
It wasn't a closed set, I stopped by. I don't know how they could have closed the set since it is was right next to the snack bar, there were people sitting there eating lunch and watching the shoot. They shot at the pool, it was done up to look like the tropics with palm trees.
Stefani Kim August 25, 2011 at 02:07 AM
Hi SRT, The set may have been closed to non-members only. Our Patch reporter was turned away and not allowed on set. Best, Stefani
Stefani Kim August 25, 2011 at 02:41 AM
Hi, Not really, as far as I'm aware. The last few times I was tipped off by readers who saw the vans and the actors at a particular location. It may just be that directors don't want to get swarmed by press, so they don't send out an advance notice. Best, Stefani
SRT August 25, 2011 at 09:47 AM
Hi Stefani, I am not a member. I was biking through the area, saw the production trucks, pulled over, stopped at the craft service truck, chatted a bit, grabbed some coffee and walked up to the pool area. It may be that the set was closed to the press, since this is a new show.
Ralph August 26, 2011 at 02:03 AM
They are filming at Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison on Monday.
Stac3 August 27, 2011 at 07:37 PM
Mike Vogel is "Dean". Not Jonah Lotan.
Stac3 August 27, 2011 at 07:39 PM
Considering this article is very recent, information should be more accurate.

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