Cruise Line History – THE SS NORMANDIE in happier times…

A wonderful newsreel short from youTUBE on the S. S. 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. 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. The announcer is award winning radio personality Alois Havrilla. 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…

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