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~The longer a book takes to write, the longer the list of people and institutions one accumulates to gratefully acknowledge, which I do here. Yet every one of my scholarly projects has also been rooted in a moment from my always colorful childhood spent with a mother whose patron saint was Auntie Mame, and who thus never modified her sharp-tongued wit...
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~In May 1957, architect William Pereira addressed attendees at the Jet-Age Airport Conference in New York. He and his partner, Charles Luckman, had recently accepted the invitation to plan the renovation of Los Angeles International Airport. On this occasion, a gathering of leading...
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~The tendency toward speed—the acceleration of our age—is reflected in the entertainment world as in every other area of modern living. . . . Disneyland . . . [has been] designed to effect a pleasant and exciting outlet for the sense of adventure, for exuberant energy, for imaginative play in physical action.
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~The camera, like the airplane, is in a state of dynamic growth.
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~I am overloaded. . . . There is one relief now and that is because I sit in an aeroplane flying direction west. How wonderful to seat still wyhle [sic] one is speeding around the earth. But if we would go the same speed in which the earth moves, maybe it is only an illusion that we fly, maybe we just stand still and the earth moves beyond us. But...
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~Writing well after the arrival of the jet, during the period when even the jumbo 747 had already become banal and the Concorde had taken flight, Andy Warhol remarked, “Airplanes and airports have my favorite kind of food service, my favorite kind of bathrooms . . ....
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Selected Bibliography
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Index
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~The photographers and the sources of visual material other than the owners indicated in the captions are as follows. Every effort has been made to supply complete and correct credits; if there are errors or omissions, please contact Yale University Press so that corrections can be made in any subsequent edition.
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Description: Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion
Vanessa R. Schwartz
Yale University Press
New Haven and London
For Rachel and my graduate students
and your great big beautiful tomorrow
Publication of this book has been aided by a grant from the Millard Meiss Publication Fund of CAA.
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Copyright © 2020 by Vanessa R. Schwartz.
Jet Age Aesthetic: The Glamour of Media in Motion
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