Thursday, February 09, 2017

Nos bastidores do QUEEN MARY


Bellboys a bordo do paquete QUEEN MARY, 1950
Bellboys aboard the QUEEN MARY, 1950
Last summer, 88-yr old Jack Gordon (from Liverpool and himself a former bellboy) told me: "To work for Cunard was prestige, great prestige. And it was a way to see faraway places like New York City. And, in war-battered Britain with rations, too few jobs and a lingering grayness, it was a job. On the Queen Mary, in 1951, I only earned the equivalent of six or seven dollars a week -- but not counting tips, which, if you were in first class, could be quite large."
Mais uma curta história de Bill Miller, recordando o ambiente humano a bordo dos famosos QUEENs da Cunard no período imediatamente após a Segunda Guerra Mundial, quando a Cunard dominou as linhas transatlânticas em termos comerciais e de prestígio.
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