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How to Become a Stewardess in the 1950s

Written by Christopher • 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.


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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