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 303 Mar 9th 2014
Talking about one of the greats of guitar this week in that of Al Viola, a man who has performed on countless albums and alone produced some fantastic lounge tunes on the guitar. I will tell you about the return of a comic that I think may have made me the man I am today and it may just have made you. There’s the world of swank gig guide, some brand new music and a very cool mid mod architecture book you need to check out.