China Clipper, Pan American Airways And Popular Culture
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. Larry Weirather lives in Vancouver, Washington
Jamie Dodson said Who knew that China Clipper was so influential?. Larry Weirather's excellent book about the cultural impact of the China Clipper is a great read. If you're a Clipper enthusiast or interested in popular culture you will enjoy this thoroughly researched book. I was amazed that Weirather could trace back m. China Clipper, PanAm Airways and Popular Culture If you're in to aviation history, and especially PanAm and the Clippers, you'll enjoy this book. Lots of interesting trivia.. a treasure of a bookso much more than title implies! This is much more than a Pan Am Clipper ship historythe author deals with historical, world-stage events from 1900's thru 1950'salso deals with political issues , past and currentespecially interesting about secret conferences /WWII and Clippers roles; qu
About the AuthorLarry Weirather lives in Vancouver, Washington.
The book discusses the strategies Pan Am used to represent the clipper as a paragon of U.S. The years before World War II found the United States faced with international challenges of an economic as well as a military nature. From the movie screen to the bookshelf, this volume examines the multitude of ways in which the values inherent in Pan American Airways' clipper ships played out in popular culture. Commercially, they rivaled the comfort and popularity of passenger trains and luxurious cruise ships. flag. interests, values and beliefs. Aided by government regulations and contracts, the Pan Am clippers were, for a time, the only international craft to carry the U.S. Militarily, they were unmatched by anything the Germans, Russians, Italians or French could produce. The main focus of the work is the variety of ways in which this iconographic status manifested itself through toys, movies, pulp fiction, comic books and music. Mirroring the moods of the times, the clipper became a consistent American icon, being associated with the Statue of Liberty and the American eagle. Marketed as the ultimate in commercial--or military--airfare, these flying boats became as much an American icon as the Pan Am logo itself. An appendix explains different models of the clipper flyin