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How to Become a Stewardess in the 1950s

Written by Christopher Alm • November 5th, 2009
How to Become a Stewardess in the 1950s

It was most likely much tougher than it seemed – with charm and grace training, evacuation exercises, disgruntled passengers and endless hair and makeup sessions. Guess all the excitement and grandeur is a thing of the past.

Does anyone even consider becoming a flight attendant today? Photos taken from the wonderful Life archive at Google.

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Love that picture!!

  • Boulderada

    Thanks for this website and pages, the Glory Days of airlines signed an “Ex-Con” ( Continental Airlines)

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