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The Resource Smile, particularly in bad weather : the era of the Australian airline hostess, Prudence Black

Smile, particularly in bad weather : the era of the Australian airline hostess, Prudence Black

Label
Smile, particularly in bad weather : the era of the Australian airline hostess
Title
Smile, particularly in bad weather
Title remainder
the era of the Australian airline hostess
Statement of responsibility
Prudence Black
Title variation
Smile
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
AUSTRALASIAN & PACIFIC HISTORY. AUSTRALIAN. Air hostesses took to the skies in the 1930s, proud and excited to have the most glamorous job in the world, barely looking over their shoulders as they boarded aircraft. Air travel had created a new type of modern workplace - this was a job like no other - filled with adventure, shiny new technology and work that was thrilling, demanding and exhausting. Young women flocked in droves to be measured, weighed and squeezed into snappy uniforms. Smile, Particularly in Bad Weather tells a story about the development of this pioneering profession. It describes the shift from the 1930s, when the girl-next-door took to the air with a great degree of bravado, through to the 1960s and the 'coffee, tea or me?' stereotype where airlines sexualised the air hostess as a point of marketing difference, then on to a crucial period where the air hostess fought back, no longer wanting to be stereotyped nor discriminated against in terms of fair working conditions
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Prudence
Dewey number
387.742092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Flight attendants
  • Flight attendants
  • Airlines
Target audience
adult
Label
Smile, particularly in bad weather : the era of the Australian airline hostess, Prudence Black
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059897912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742589251
Lccn
be2017000598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
Label
Smile, particularly in bad weather : the era of the Australian airline hostess, Prudence Black
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059897912
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 310 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781742589251
Lccn
be2017000598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)

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