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Indian Air Hostesses

Series

Series Name
Colour Pictorial

Issue

Issue No.
405
Date Released
1 Oct 1962
Date recorded
31 Aug 1962
Length of issue (in feet)
759
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Indian Air Hostesses
  2. 2Wrac
  3. 3Window-Dressing
  4. 4Space-Age Hair Fashions

Story

Story No. within this Issue
1 / 4
Summary
NoS Summary - Air India hostesses are clothed in traditional sari uniforms.
Researcher Comments
Title on British Pathe online database reads "Indian Air Hostess".
Commentary: It’s a well-known fact that, just as love and marriage go together, so do clothes and women. An enormous clothing industry turns out today’s fashions, ranging from the fantastic to the functional, yet the age-old sari is still regarded as the loveliest dress ever made. Air India has decided, after several experiments, that the sari is the most flattering, feminine, and fanciful of garments in which to swathe in front of a supersonic jet airliner by a girl who is wearing a fashion which was old before even kites were flown.
Keywords
Aviation; Fashion and costume
Locations
London; England; London Heathrow Airport
Written sources
British Pathe online database
Pathe Pictorial Issue Sheets   Used for commentary
Credits:
Commentator
Brian Cobby
Length of story (in feet)
145
Story extras:
Film clip

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