Airline Stewardesses

Stewardesses from the 1960's era share their stories

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To be a 1960’s stewardess (not a flight attendant – they were actually called ‘stewardesses’ back then) was to forfeit traditional female roles in favor of seeing the world.

Was the life of an airline stewardess like the book Coffee, Tea, or Me?  YouPlusDallas talks with two stewardesses, Laurie Jones and Colleen Ferguson, who were American Airlines stewardesses during this incredible era. We learn about the sort of requirements stewardesses had to meet, such as a certain height, a certain weight, and many others that may shock you. They tell us about the glamorous parts of the job, such as visiting Radio City Music Hall every time the plane landed in New York City.

This era is currently being memorialized in the new ABC show ‘Pan Am’ airing Sundays at 9pm CST.

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