Travel Every mid-century maven knows Pan Am. All swank jet-setting dreams began with the famed airline. The first to employ luxury jetliners (Boeing 707s in 1958 and Boeing 747s in 1970), Pan Am was one of the founders of the commercial Jet Age. With 86 destination countries on all six major continents at its peak in 1968, the Pan Am name was synonymous with style, luxury, and glamour. Pan Am pilots held the same esteem as doctors and Pan Am stewardesses held the same prestige as Playboy Bunnies. In 1991, four days before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Pan Am ceased operations. But those swank jet-setting dreams didn’t end just because the Cold War did. ( continue reading... )
Episode 302 Mar 2nd 2014
We are back this week with our monthly look at classic comedy and this week a great sketch by Bob Newhart. We also talk about record hunting, plus another book from the penthouse library on one of the coolest cats in lounge. How about some very rare instruments for your band or perhaps just to put on display in your pad. We have some new music to play for you plus the best party events from across the globe in our world of swank!