I was a Pan Am Princess of the Sky

I was a Pan Am Princess of the Sky

by Fumiko Takahashi
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I was a Pan Am Princess of the Sky by Fumiko Takahashi

Told by a stewardess who flew for Pan American Airways for 16 years. From Japan's post-war survival to Pan Am's training school in Florida and around the world, this book covers the1960's and '70's jet-set lifestyle, Pan Am's rise and fall, celebrity and stewardesses stories, all told from an insider's point of view.

Pan Am's stewardesses were called 'Princesses of the Sky'. The TV show 'Pan Am' did not exaggerate the luxury, fun and excitement that the young women had flying for company called 'The Empire of the Sky'. This book captures both the flying history and pop-culture of that era, told by a young post-war Japanese woman thrown into that glamorous whirlwind lifestyle.

The 77 Chapters include: The Reckless Genius, Move Star Passengers, Japan's Cast System, Lindbergh's Waitress Date, Roosevelt Meets Churchill, My Blind Date in London, The Nerve Gas Attacker, Merv Griffin Steals My Shrimp, Employees Invade First Class, Yoko and Jackie, Jaun Trippe's Last Flight, Marilyn Monroe's Honeymoon, Pan Am Goes to War, A Bond Girl's Threat, The Shogun Writer, and more.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015911480
Publisher: Ronin Books
Publication date: 11/08/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 740,769
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Fumiko Takahashi earned her Masters Degree from Columbia University in New York while actively flying for Pan Am. She is the author of 12 books in Japanese. This is her first memoir in English. Recently she helped promote the Pan Am TV series in Japan with appearances on TV and live shows.

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Paul-Kyriazi More than 1 year ago
The writer points out that the real Pan Am days were just as glamourous as last years TV show. The Steve McQueen story at the beginnng proves it. There's some good personal photos. The book is light on Pan Am history, but gives enough to understand the rise and fall of Pan Am. It focuses on stewardesses training, dating, traveling, and living the VIP life. Celeberity stories are also added. That kind of glamour in flying, for both passengers and flight attendants, is now gone with the jet stream.