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Art Deco Masterpiece – The SS NORMANDIE
Cary Grant and Marlena Dietrich on the SS Normandie. Thanksgiving crossing.

Art Deco Masterpiece – The SS NORMANDIE

  • The extraordinary French ocean liner began her maiden voyage from Le Havre to New York on May 29, 1935.
  • Acknowledged as the center of High Society on the North Atlantic, the Normandie was the grandest, most luxurious and artistic ocean liner ever built.

A video history of the Legendary French Luxury Liner SS Normandie in service from 1935 to 1939. She burned and capsized at her New York pier while undergoing conversion to a troopship USS Lafayette on 9 Feb 1942. This extended version has unseen color photos of the Normandie.

Until 1940 it was the largest ship in the world.

  • Her interiors were like a living museum to l’art moderne.
  • These shots were made on board the Normandie while she was in New York Harbor for the first time.

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  • One can clearly see the gangplank area, the railings, the decks, and most notably the entire length of Le Grand Salon, featuring a costume ball.

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  • The camera also captures a fashion show with clothes by Milgrim.

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  • Includes scenes on the fabulous ship, fashion show, dining, entertainment, at sea, film stars… all in 1935!

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  • Have times changed when you look at the “fashion” of cruise ships today…

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