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Can't -- exhibits how far some woman went to break barriers during the sixties.
Stewardess can travel around.
You must use discretion boom times and make no mistake it was a Cold War for reason.
It turns out that's not just Hollywood magic the CIA really did recruit pan am stewardesses or flight attendants.
For international missions to gather information.
And some of the greatest scenes from the show came straight from the memories.
Of the producer Nancy hold again -- -- former pan am stewardess herself and she joins us now.
Tiny -- welcome.
I had thank you welcome in the morning thank you and then you say that this show -- being -- pan am stewardess or flight attendant we say nowadays.
Really paved the way for women how is that.
It was an unusual time.
And history where women hadn't.
Where there were few options for women and so here they have the opportunity to.
Break it is molds and what was expected of them and boxes.
See the world and fairly independent.
You could choose your own flights you could -- Pick your own -- destinations.
Obviously was on the seniority system but because there was so many -- -- We pretty much went everywhere and it was a very diverse group of women from and man.
From all over the world the majority of the hour flight attendants and most days were from other countries not the US.
And primarily that was because of the language requirements because we were more isolated.
Not all -- the Americans could meet the qualifications.
For those languages and Chris English wasn't as ubiquitous as it is today and because they didn't have Internet or cable news and the exposure.
And it was really an emergency and a and a safety issue to be able to communicate with all the different people from all over the world.
So what inspired you to produce the show pan am.
I want it to it was such -- than usual time and it was it.
Opened the world to so many of us and ways that are unimaginable.
I don't think young people today.
How different it was to be out there.
Very remote parts where -- -- are practically being built in advance of pan am coming in.
And pan -- was the only global airline so it was -- opening up the world.
To us at a time it was it it was a window and timed it.
Doesn't exist today and I -- -- to help.
Younger generations understand.
What that was like to see you can -- common humanity and not be.
Differences that we sometimes emphasize today it -- People all over the world.
It was very different but at the same time there was kindness and strangers wherever we went.
And certainly there was.
You know violence to that that existed then.
But we weren't aware of it because we didn't have things could happen halfway around the world nobody knew when and certainly our parents didn't have hoped for.
And you could in fact it's very difficult to even find documentation of some of the things that happens at that time.
So much has changed over the over the last few decades as far as.
Traveling on a plane now used to be so glamorous everyone dressed up to fly it was it was just a luxury to fly.
In your opinion what has changed.
I think we -- it was more on exciting every because.
Flying with -- as accessible as it is today it wasn't taken for granted.
There was some more there was more excitement in the journey it sounds more -- -- The the civil discourse was much more prevalent.
And in the trip itself as exciting as the places that we were traveling to I think that's why -- -- and a lot -- and Nancy.
As we get a taste of that of what used to be like need to -- have to leave it there but thank you so much.
Well thank you very much thank you certainly want to see more of Nancy and her -- pan am stewardess memories.
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