Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

Around the World with Pan Am

Written by Christopher Alm • April 6th, 2010

A somewhat kitschy promotion video from Pan American airways, made in the early 1970s that takes us around the world and back again in less than 25 minutes. The video was most likely produced to showcase how easy it was to travel around the world with Pan Am, take in the sights and then be back again in the afternoon to enjoy tea at the Ritz.

If you recognize some of the music cues that are played in the background, they are sourced from several KPM records. The same kind of library music that can be found on many of my music compilations here. Footage provided by the lovely people at The Travel Film Archive.

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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  • alameda_clipper

    The Alameda Naval Air Museum (Alameda, CA) will be conducting special events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the China Clipper's inaugural flight that originated out of PAA's Alameda base. Events will be at the museum on November 21, 2010 and all Pan American Airways fans are cordially invited to attend.

    For more information please contact:

    Kin Robles
    Public Relations Director
    Alameda Naval Air Museum

  • jamesvaughan

    I miss the big prestigous airlines… after all Pan-Am were the guys who took us to the space station in '2001'.

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