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    • The Jet Sex: Airline Stewardesses and the Making of an American Icon

    • By: Victoria Vantoch
    • Narrated by: Donna Postel
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In the years after World War II, the airline stewardess became one of the most celebrated symbols of American womanhood. Stewardesses appeared on magazine covers, on lecture circuits, and in ad campaigns for everything from milk to cigarettes. Airlines enlisted them to pose for publicity shots, mingle with international dignitaries, and even serve (in sequined minidresses) as the official hostesses at Richard Nixon's inaugural ball. Embodying mainstream America's perfect woman, the stewardess was an ambassador of femininity and the American way both at home and abroad.

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