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WJLA, October 28, 2011

Scenes from the life of a Pan Am stewardess

Getting a job with Pan American World Airways in its heyday in the 1960s and '70s was competitive. Women had to have a college degree, speak a foreign language, and look good. The glamour surrounding the workers and history of the airline has paved the way for a television show, Pan Am, on ABC. Here are some photos that capture the feeling of the alluring airline and the ladies behind it. Tune in to WJLA at 11 p.m. Sunday, November 13, for more on local Pan Am alums.

Riding an elephant in Sri Lanka in 1975.