Beautiful Flight Attendant Uniforms Around the World From the 1970s

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We’ve come a long way since the early days of flying, from the rough-ride commercial airliners in the early 1900s to the glamorous, smoke-fogged flights of the 1960s. Continue reading »

“View from the Top”: A Historical Look at The Beautiful Stewardesses of The 1960s-1980s

Pacific Southwest Airlines employee in mini-skirts and go-go boots.

The flight attendant occupation took permanent shape in the 1930s as “women’s work,” that is, work not only predominately performed by women but also defined as embodying white, middle-class ideals of femininity. Continue reading »

The Best Cosplay Pictures From San Diego Comic Con International 2019


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Every July, thousands of fanboys and fangirls flock to San Diego for Comic Con in full costume as their favorite characters from pop culture. The convention launched in 1970 and has been growing each year since. Comic Con has extended to other cities and gone international, but San Diego is still the biggest draw. Here are some of the best cosplayers from the 2019 con. Continue reading »

“Flight Attendants” by Brian Finke

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Photographer Brian Finke spent nearly two years traversing the friendly skies, following the life of flight attendants in the air and on the ground, from Delta and Hawaiian Air, to Hooters Air, Southwest, Air France, British Airways, Air Asia, and dozens more. His images of flight attendants waving, applying makeup and deboarding plans while smiling appear as if they were ripped from an advertisement in a glossy magazine. Continue reading »

World Cup Jerseys for Flight Attendants in China

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Flight attendants wearing Brazil soccer team jerseys walk along the aisle on an airplane travelling from Kunming to Hangzhou June 23, 2014. A Chinese airline company renovated the cabin of one of its flights then dressed the flight attendants with soccer jerseys as a way to celebrate the 2014 Brazil World Cup and hoping to attract more customers, local media reported. (Photo by Wong Campion/Reuters)
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