Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Book: "Before There Were Trolley Dollies"

In the 1950s and 1960s, which are often thought of as "the golden age of passenger flying".

Angela Waller was an air hostess. This was considered a glamorous job and was the ambition of a lot of young women at that time.

It was a highly sought-after job, tells everything you ever wanted to know about what went on in the golden age of passenger flying. In this fascinating book, she shares her experiences and tells stories from the hilarious to the harrowing, the factual to the funny, about the famous and the gossip.

Angela, who now lives in West Sussex, has written about her experience working as an air hostess in a book "Before There Were Trolley Dollies". And she tells how very different things were, back in the those days before there were trolley dollies....

Her life in the skies, started when she was working in World War II bombers that had been converted for passenger use. Flying in daylight only, the journey from London to Nairobi or Accra took three days, with passengers and crew staying in hotels each night along the way.
Angela’s passengers included Prime Ministers, world athletes, people travelling on the new low cost package holidays, and film production units.

One such film crew included a young unknown actor who flirted with her, writing "I love you, Miss Austin" on his menu card. He signed it "Sean Connery" - a fact which Angela can verify today, as she still has the menu!

  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Publisher: Indepenpress (3 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906710961
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906710965
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 1.4 cm

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