Glamour in the Skies: The Golden Age of the Air Stewardess

Glamour in the Skies: The Golden Age of the Air Stewardess

by Libbie Escolme-Schmidt


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780752449043
Publisher: The History Press
Publication date: 07/01/2009
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Libbie Escolme Schmidt worked for British Airways as an air stewardess, in training, and in management.

Table of Contents

Foreword Frederick Forsyth 007

Introduction 009

Preface: The Golden Age 001

Acknowledgements 013

Chapter 1 The Allure of the Air Hostess 017

Chapter 2 The First Stewardesses and the Forties 039

Chapter 3 The Memorable Fifties 059

Chapter 4 BEA Memories 087

Chapter 5 The Swinging Sixties 099

Chapter 6 The Golden Age Continued… 127

Chapter 7 Liaisons - Dangerous or Otherwise 145

Chapter 8 The Magical Years of the Surging Seventies 169

Appendix I Disasters: The Price of Progress 196

Appendix II Phonetic Alphabet 202

Appendix III Background History and Timeline 203

Bibliography 209

Index 212

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