RMS QUEEN MARY AND THE BLUE RIBBON

Cunard Line History: RMS QUEEN MARY AND THE BLUE RIBBON

RMS QUEEN MARY – Edges Up in Race For Blue Ribbon, POV plane Queen Mary sailing on ocean. We see inside the bridge, operating signal to engine room, officers at map table, tugboats pushing it into dock and MS ship’s commander. A glimpse of John D. Rockefeller Jr. as passenger. Transferred from original 35mm nitrate print. Footage from this subject is available for licensing from www.globalimageworks.com

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RMS Queen Mary arriving 1936 in Southampton, England. Painting from the British Maritime Museum.

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Famous film star CLARK GABLE seen aboard the RMS QUEEN MARY in the 1950s.

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RMS QUEEN MARY (HOTEL) in Long Beach with Cunard Line’s new rms QUEEN MARY seen arriving last year in harbor.

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Actor BURT LANCASTER seen in the first class smoking room of the RMS QUEEN MARY.

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About Michael L. Grace

During the mid-80s, Michael Grace worked as a writer on the TV Hit Series THE LOVE BOAT. He wrote many of the two hour special featuring great stars of the past, including Lana Turner, Claire Trevor, Anne Baxter, Ethel Merman, Alexis Smith, etc. The public’s access to these stars, in familiar dramas and comedies, made them want to go on a cruise. They could see the stars in an ordinary world as “regular” people. The phenomenally successful series was responsible for creating the cruise industry as we know it today. By the time he was writing for Love Boat, the great steamship companies and their liners were flying hand me down foreign flags, painted like old whores, scrapped or doing three day cruises to the Bahamas. He had sailed on over thirty ships and liners with his parents, aunt and grandmother in late 50s to early 70s. The very successful CRUISING THE PAST website has been an outgrowth of Michael’s strong interest in cruise and social history. Drawing on his own knowledge and a vast maritime and social history collection, he is able to produce a very successful website. Michael is part of the award winning team that created the internationally performed award winning musical SNOOPY, based on PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz. He has written for television and films. Read more by going to "About" (on the above dashboard) and clicking "Editor"…

One comment

  1. Hi,

    The photo of Burt Lancaster was actually taken on the QUEEN ELIZABETH, not the QUEEN MARY.

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