Saturday, 23 March 2013

An interesting tie-in advertisement from American Airlines and various prominent American fashion designers, including Ben Zuckerman.
'Fashionable arrrivals via American Airline's Astrojet: Lauren and Bob, young fashionables on visit to New York- the capital of fashion. She in a Ben Zuckerman coat and dress ensemble of pale blue wool. He in a crombie coat, tailored by Hart Schaffner & Marx.
Patty Poulsen, 'Queen of World Stewardesses' in her new, very American red, white and blue uniform by Hart Schaffner & Marx. Great look. Great fashion. And proudly wearing the label of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union- the symbol of progress.
Patty Poulsen, who played Joan, one of the stewardesses in the 1970 movie "Airport", was an actual stewardess for American Airlines. She was the winner of a stewardess beauty contest in which one of the prizes was a role in this film. She was also used heavily in American Airlines advertising of its new uniforms during the mid to late 1960s, photos that have, more recently, appeared in several different coffee table books celebrating the history of the airline hostess.

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