- 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.
- 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.
- The camera also captures a fashion show with clothes by Milgrim.
- Includes scenes on the fabulous ship, fashion show, dining, entertainment, at sea, film stars… all in 1935!
- Have times changed when you look at the “fashion” of cruise ships today…