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The China Clipper, Pan American Airways and popular culture

Author: Larry Weirather
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The book discusses strategies used to represent the clipper as a paragon of U.S. interests, values and beliefs. The main focus of the work is the variety of ways this iconographic status manifested itself through toys, movies, pulp fiction, comic books and music. An appendix explains different models of the clipper flying boats"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weirather, Larry, 1944-
China Clipper, Pan American Airways and popular culture.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2007
(OCoLC)892808549
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Weirather
ISBN: 9780786428205 0786428201
OCLC Number: 71427273
Description: vii, 335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Bedrock beliefs: Pan American airways advertising --
Clipper heroes and celebs --
Hollywood: Clippers go to the movies --
Clipper music --
Air-age education: youth and Clipper --
Clipper toys, games, amusements --
Detroit's clippers --
China Clipper restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges --
The Clipper and agriculture --
The comics: of dragon ladies and claws --
Pulps and trades: murder and romance most foul --
Rituals: a parade of days and expos --
The Clipper as military icon --
Clipper aloha.
Responsibility: Larry Weirather.
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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. It discusses the  Read more...

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