Gary Cooper and family. From an ad in Holiday Magazine – 1950s.
The SS United States, when it came to passengers, had a lot of cruise and social history. The list of celebrities, artists, musicians and heads of state that have sailed this great trans-Atlantic liner in it’s 1950’s heyday is impressive (the likes of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Marlon Brando, Salavador Dali, Kim Novak, Cary Grant, President Harry Truman, Judy Garland, Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper)…That alone is enough to declare this ship a historical treasure.
The SS United States was the brainchild of one of the world’s foremost marine architects, William Francis Gibbs. His dream was to build a passenger ship that was faster, safer and more technologically advanced than anything else afloat.
Marlon Brando and Salvador Dali.
Duke and Duchess of Windsor – Regular Passengers.