A Collection of Press Photographs from the 1960s and 1970s featuring Air Hostesses and their Uniforms

A Collection of Press Photographs from the 1960s and 1970s featuring Air Hostesses and their Uniforms
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Hemel Hampstead. Evening Post and Echo & Post. 1968-1983. 49 loose black-and-white photographs. 290 x 250mm (11 x 9"). 0.6Skg. . English. Very good; some light wear to photographs with stamps and notes taped to undersides.

A collection of photographs from the archive of the Evening Postnewspaper, then the Echo & Post, in Hemel Hampstead. The photographs are all of air hostesses and provide an excellent visual reference of the fashions in air hostess uniforms from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s. Highlights include the livery for the new Court Line introduced in 1969, the Air Francesummer uniform (1969), Concorde's uniform designed by Hardy Amies (1976), also Amies' uniforms for BEA hostesses (1972), Air Canada's new wardrobe (1969) and a wonderful publicity stunt by British Airways to lure in the overseas tourists using hostesses posing in "sultry outfits" (1974).

The images are a mixture of original staff photos (Terry Richards, John Jones, Keith Waldegrave, John O'Reilly, Colin Bowerman, Tony Ward, David Satchel) and agency photos.