Veanne Cox is spotted on the set of Pan Am in New York on Tuesday (October 11). We need more series like Pan Am and Mad Men. I LOVE all the old hairstyles and fashion.
If you've seen Pan Am, you no doubt remember the scene where the Pan Am stewardesses are weighed in before beginning work. Did they really do that? ABC asked former Pan Am flight attendant Valerie Waterman, who worked for the airline from 1970-1976:
"I was 5 feet 3, and weighed 100 pounds soaking wet," she says. Yes, they had weigh-ins occasionally, and there was also a rule banning married stewardesses (which changed during her tenure) but at the time, none of this bothered her: "I was only 20, and my consciousness hadn't exactly been raised at that point."