Nifty little tidbit from the HBO interactive which explains who Pam was before she ended up in San Francisco in 1905. If you don’t want to know, don’t read below the Read More cut.
The Real Pam
How did Pam wind up a successful brother madame? Creator Alan Ball explains the backstory to Pam’s backstory: “Pam was part of a fancy upper-crust English family and she got caught with another woman. They sent her to California to live with ‘relatives,’ but when she arrived, there were no relatives — the family basically said ‘buh-bye.’ Being resourceful and a survivor, she became a very successful madam of a brothel.”