I was a PAN AM Princess of the Sky by Fumiko Takahashi

I was a PAN AM Princess of the Sky

byFumiko Takahashi

Kobo ebook | February 11, 2013

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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, Movie 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.

Title:I was a PAN AM Princess of the SkyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 11, 2013Publisher:Ronin BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from what a world that was Better than learning about what life was like onboard Pan Am during the heyday of international air travel is to see what life was like in Hawaii and New York City where stewardess (as they were called back then) Fumiko Takahashi was based. The fact she was Japanese also adds to the flavor as very few Japanese left Japan back in the '60s. The photos, too, are such a trip back when air travel was a lot more comfortable.
Date published: 2016-11-22