The Weird World Of Pan Am Stewardess Training In 1969

 

In 1969, NBC did a profile called Every Young Chick Wants to Fly, documenting Pan Am stewardess training processes and interviewing current and former employees. It’s a surprisingly bizarre and slightly dark picture…

 
 
 
 
 

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Basic training for stewardesses is meant to turn a girl into a woman. The airline gives her beauty tips, a sense of responsibility, and a practical trade. But, you’re likely to end up with something less than a fulltime jet sophisticate or an Occidental geisha. The job often calls for a waitress or a short-order cook.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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But when the girls are single, young, slim, with 20/20 vision, any kind of life need not be a crashing bore.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Stewardesses, like jetliners, must be slinky sex symbols. Pilots may be homely and bald.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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The girls who fly come in various sizes. The assortment is greater than most people think…but everyone is expected to be fairly well proportioned, possess a bland-to-warm personality, and have reasonably good diction.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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The stewardess works an average of 18 months, then quits…Some get married, frequently to passengers.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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But many leave the job because they find they don’t like it anymore.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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15. Here’s the full 1969 documentary from NBC’s film vault:

 
 
 
 

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/the-weird-world-of-pan-am-stewardess-training-in-1969

 

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