Monthly Archives: November 2011

TWA Hostess Uniforms 1959-1962 on Youtube

  I edited this short video today, showing the TWA hostess uniforms in 1959 and the new one introduced in 1960.

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TWA & Coffee Houses In Greenwich Village 1959

October 26, 1959 “On October 23, I took out Flight 519 again. Captain Z., Barbara Davis and Flight Engineer Frank got together for dinner at Tony’s – an Italian restaurant, well known in Saint Louis. Flight 215 was my next more »

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TWA & New York City in 1959!

October 19, 1959 “Thursday evening, October 14, Val and I drove into the city to meet her friend Harry and my blind date. We arrived at Harry’s apartment to see the two men dressed in Madras jackets and sailor hats. more »

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Exploring the U.S. on TWA’s Dime!

October 3, 1959 diary notes of flights in September continue… “Two flights later, Captain Carl and First Officer Jerry,  Val and I went to the Crystal Palace in Gaslight Square – the Greenwich Village of the Midwest. Live jazz, beat more »

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First TWA Flights and the Naivety of a 1950s Girl!

The following comes from my diary.  These are the  innermost  thoughts of a naive, young TWA air hostess, excited about her first trips and the people she was meeting. You may also perceive the generational code of the girls growing up in the  more »

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Polaroid Pictures of TWA Flight Attendants!

  Here are some photos – mostly Polaroid photos taken on my TWA trips.  The cabin attendants in First Class were given a Polaroid camera  so they could take pictures of passengers for a gift to them.  We always had film left, more »

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Making Sense of Mementos from TWA Flying Days!

There are times of frustration at the amount of stuff  I have kept over the years;  at other times, I am thrilled to find little treasures from my history.  Fun for me these days is finding yet one more memento/picture/note more »

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How My Flying Career Began!

Back in the 1950’s, women’s career choices were few – social work, teaching, nursing, and such.  After graduation from UMass Amherst in 1959, I had but one wish for a career!  What truly interested me was to see Europe and more »

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Reflections of a TWA & PAN AM Flight Attendant

Reflections of a former PAN AM stewardess from 1962 to 1964. How the new PAN AM TV show has brought back memories of a great life flitting around the world and for pay! Continue reading

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