The Jet Sex

Author: Victoria Vantoch
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812244818
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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. Young, beautiful, unmarried, intelligent, charming, and nurturing, she inspired young girls everywhere to set their sights on the sky. In The Jet Sex, Victoria Vantoch explores in rich detail how multiple forces—business strategy, advertising, race, sexuality, and Cold War politics—cultivated an image of the stewardess that reflected America's vision of itself, from the wholesome girl-next-door of the 1940s to the cosmopolitan glamour girl of the Jet Age to the sexy playmate of the 1960s. Though airlines marketed her as the consummate hostess—an expert at pampering her mostly male passengers, while mixing martinis and allaying their fears of flying—she bridged the gap between the idealized 1950s housewife and the emerging "working woman." On the international stage, this select cadre of women served as ambassadors of their nation in the propaganda clashes of the Cold War. The stylish Pucci-clad American stewardess represented the United States as middle class and consumer oriented—hallmarks of capitalism's success and a stark contrast to her counterpart at Aeroflot, the Soviet national airline. As the apotheosis of feminine charm and American careerism, the stewardess subtly bucked traditional gender roles and paved the way for the women's movement. Drawing on industry archives and hundreds of interviews, this vibrant cultural history offers a fresh perspective on the sweeping changes in twentieth-century American life.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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ISBN:
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Jet Set Seduction

Author: Sandra Field
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1552545237
Size: 17,12 MB
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From the moment Slade Carruthers lays eyes on the beautiful Clea Chardin, he has to have her. But Clea has a reputation, and Slade doesn't share his women. If Clea wants him, she'll come on his terms. Clea isn't a loose woman, as everyone believes, but the label helps to protect herself from heartbreak. Now she's about to meet her match. So begins a jet-set seduction that takes Clea and Slade around the globe and ultimately to bed....

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Editor: Copyright Office, Library of Congress
ISBN:
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)

The Review Of The News

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Includes a section called Correction, please!

Sex And The City

Author: Amy Sohn
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743457309
Size: 19,81 MB
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A fan's resource for the award-winning cable television program features information about the show's actors, producers, costume designers, and sets, and provides summaries of each season and interviews with the cast.

Life Lines

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The Jet Lag Book

Author: Don Kowet
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 9780517548950
Size: 13,76 MB
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Supplies guidance on reducing the mental and physical exhaustion of air travel by exercising, relaxing, eating the right foods, and other methods

The Sexual Experience

Author: Benjamin J. Sadock
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 20,79 MB
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Sex Lies And The Ceo

Author: Barbara Dunlop
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460381009
Size: 15,13 MB
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Seducing the boss is the best way to uncover the truth in this story from USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop After his ex writes a tell-all book, CEO Shane Colborn is battling a PR nightmare. The last thing he needs is an affair with another woman, especially one who works for him. But Darci Rivers proves impossible to resist. Their passion is intense, but so is Darci's secret. She's out to discover a truth that could redeem her father's legacy—and destroy Shane's company, taking him down with it. Will she do what she's come to do…and risk the once-in-a-lifetime connection she's found with her boss?