Groovy, Rare Vintage Photos That Will Take You Down Memory Lane


Being a flight attendant (or, as they were commonly referred to in decades past, stewardesses or air hostesses) back in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s was considered one of the most glamorous jobs a woman could have. Unfortunately, the occupation was rampant with discrimination and the exploitation of female sexuality. At times, female flight attendants could not be married and would be fired if they wed when employed. They were also required to wear formfitting “uniforms,” which were often cleavage-revealing tops and leggy miniskirts. Numerous lawsuits over the years were brought against airlines that had fired flight attendants who turned 35 years of age, exceeded a certain weight, or had wed.