19 Vintage Shots of Celebrities on the Steps of Planes
There are few things more galvanizing for an enthusiastic traveler than photos of rich, famous people donning finery for a flight—particularly if said images were taken in the era of mink stoles, sock garters, and black and white photography. Somehow everybody looks perfect: ties straight, gloves white, fascinaters perfectly placed. And, yes, even with travel-mussed hair, Marilyn Monroe is sex-pot perfection. These photos prove it.
Marilyn Monroe at LaGuardia Airport, 1959.
The Supremes arrive in London, 1965.
Playwright Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, 1956.
Sean Connery and fellow actor Daniela Bianchi leaving London to shoot From Russia With Love in Istanbul, 1963.
The Beatles at London's airport, 1964.
Marilyn Monroe at New York International (now LaGuardia), 1961.
Jacqueline Kennedy on the family plane, the Caroline, at LaGuardia Field. It was her 35th birthday, 1964.
Elizabeth Taylor in Los Angeles, 1958.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his family, on their way to Lake Constance for holiday, 1946.
Audrey Hepburn and her husband, actor Mel Ferrer, at Le Bourget Airport in Paris, 1955.
Elizabeth Taylor and her husband, producer Mike Todd, 1957.
Marilyn Monroe at the Los Angeles airport, 1956.
Marilyn Monroe at London Airport, 1956.
Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, 1949.
Paul Newman, 1963.
Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, 1954.
Humphrey Bogart and "his missus," Lauren Bacall, 1955.
The Beatles, 1964.