“Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel” Opens at Peekaboo Gallery

I may not be the best flyer out there but, man, do I love vintage aviation memorabilia. The stewardess outfits! The posters! The mod mid-century accents! It’s all wonderful. Usually, if I want my fix I head to Flight Path Learning Center at LAX but, recently, a special exhibit opened at Peekaboo Gallery called Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel and I just had to check it out.

Peekaboo Gallery is an exhibition space in the heart of Old Town Pasadena devoted to the best aspects of pop culture and Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel is their second exhibition. Consisting of a bevy of Art Deco and Mid-Century memorabilia it’s a must visit for any fan of aviation history.

There are stylish stewardess outfits…

marvelous mascots…

terrific tote bags…

and airplanes galore.

And the best part? Everything is for sale! I’d have loved to pick up this Deco ash tray but at $750 it was a bit out of my price range.

Isn’t it a beaut?

Friendly Skies: The Art of High Altitude Travel runs through September 23, 2018 and admission is free. There’s also a fun gift shop where you can pick from a range of quirky items like dead stock Pan Am pens and postcards featuring vintage advertisements.

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