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6 1/2 Magic Hours (1958)

Streaming Video - 2010
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This Prelinger Archives film depicts the comfort and delight of transatlantic air travel at the beginning of the Jet Age. The story begins with a scale model of the "futuristic" Pan Am terminal at Idlewild Airport (later renamed JFK), designed to allow passengers movement from terminal to jet under covered awnings. Next, Pan Am initiates Flight 1000, a so-called "paper flight"--a hypothetical experiment taking place between New York and London, collecting scientific and logistical data in preparation for the milestone jet voyage. Then the film shows the real thing, offered in an upscale Boeing 707 Clipper with a spacious cabin and luxurious amenities. Finally, viewers see activities to be enjoyed in Europe, made possible with "extra hours to do what you want" thanks to the new swift air service.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1958
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (12 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: 6 1/2 Magic Hours (1958)

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