• Pan American Airways in Pop Culture Lecture and Book Signing Oct. 9

Pan American Airways in Pop Culture Lecture and Book Signing Oct. 9

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Author Larry Weirather looks at the fantastic vision of air travel

in the 1930s and 1940s

Image of Pan Am posterSEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2010--The Pan American Airways flying boat airliners of the 1930s and 1940s evoked everything that was luxurious, exotic and glamorous in air travel. These giant "clipper ships" flew the seven seas, and Pan Am's marketing made it seem that paradise was just a plane ride away. On Oct. 9 at The Museum of Flight, Larry Weirather author of "China Clipper, Pan American Airway and Popular Culture," will show the many ways--movies, books and posters--Pan Am clipper ships were more than just airliners. This lavishly illustrated presentation is at 2 p.m. in the William M. Allen Theater, and is free with admission to the Museum. Weirather will sign books following the program.

 

Image: Pan American Airways poster. Courtesy The Museum of Flight.


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