September 22, 2018
College Park Aviation Museum
1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive
College Park, MD 20740
301-864-6029; TTY 301-699-2544
Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonianmag.com visitors at museums and cultural institutions nationwide. Any visitor plus one guest who present a Museum Day Admission Card will receive free admission to the museum that day.
Saturday, September 22, 2018
At 2pm Join us for a free showing of Smithsonian Channel's documentary
I was a Jet Set Stewardess
In the 1960s, jetliners changed passenger travel forever. They also changed the lives of a few fortunate women. Go back to this golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate seven-course meals in economy, and young, charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry. Through interviews and anecdotes, we detail the evolution of the “air hostess,” how they became icons for a generation and why the jet set era opened new career horizons that many women could only dream of.