1970s Glamour – The Stars in Transit

Imagine if we could all travel like the stars in the glitz and glamour of the 70s?

We all know the feeling of hopelessly waiting in an airport queue while you trudge forward one step every five minutes while a dreary voice comes over a microphone speaking of all the several delays, one of which is bound to be yours.

Well, air travel for the stars back in the 1970s couldn’t be further from the chore it is today. With paparazzi lining the entrance as if the terminal was a red carpet, the trip through the aiport was another show of their oozing glamour and celebrity.

With the arrival of low-cost airlines, the buzz of air travel has dissapated but in the 1970s air travel was the peak of innovation; the forefront of new design. And those who rode in these incredible pieces of machinery were no different.

It was all one big show of style and status, and looking through the pictures of all the celebrities in their finest attire, you can see why.

Caine, Baksh, Ringo + Maureen - February 1972 - Airport Glamour

Caine, Baksh, Ringo + Maureen – February 1972 – Airport Glamour

The glamourous foursome were making their way from Heathrow to Budapest for Elizabeth Taylor’s 40th Birthday Party. Talk about style!

Elizabeth Taylor - Heathrow July 1971 - Aiport Glamour

Elizabeth Taylor – Heathrow July 1971 – Aiport Glamour

Warren Beatty - Orly Aiport - Airport Glamour

Warren Beatty – Orly Aiport – Airport Glamour

This picture was taken in Paris’ Orly Aiport in 1967 just before the release of Warren Beatty’s hit film Bonnie and Clyde.

Twiggy - Heathrow 1966 - Aiport Glamour

Twiggy – Heathrow 1966

Twiggy posing before hopping on a plane.

The Rolling Stones - Denmark Tour April 1966 - Airport Glamour

The Rolling Stones – Denmark Tour April 1966 – Airport Glamour

Elvis Presley - JFK Aiport June 1973

Elvis Presley – JFK Aiport June 1973

Here Elvis is pictured, shortly after his divorce from Priscilla, smoking on a cigar in a limousine as he pulls up to JFK Aiport in New York.

Jimi Hendrix - August 1970

Jimi Hendrix – August 1970 – Airport Glamour

Here Jimi Hendrix struts through Heathrow puffing on a cigarette with his manager Eric Barrett on their way to the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970. HEKKTA can’t help but feel a little jelous of anyone who decided to attend that year…

Sinatra + Gardner - NYC 1952

Sinatra + Gardner – NYC 1952 – Airport Glamour

Frank Sinatra greets his wife Eva Gardner in New York City in 1952. Slightly before the excess of the 70s, but nonetheless oozing with class and style. Expect nothing less from old Frank!

Barbara Streisand with Jon Peters - JFK Airport - Oct 1975

Barbara Streisand with Jon Peters – JFK Airport – Oct 1975

Safe to say you would get quite a few strange looks if you were dolled up to the nines like these lot in Heathrow Airport now!

Think we’ll stick with trackies and jumper…

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