Stars Aboard Author:Elspeth Wills Stars Aboard captures the golden days of transatlantic travel and the remarkable individuals who chose the ultimate way to cross. It was the one time when stars could escape their admiring public and ordinary passengers were treated like stars. — As Cunard only permitted one agency to take photographs on board, celebrities could relax and be the... more »mselves while still being the target of a discreet camera lens. When the five day voyage drew to a close and the New York skyline came into view, they prepared once more for the limelight by hugging a life belt or posing romantically against the rail.
This book profiles just a few of the celebrities who crossed on the great liners from 1930-1960 -- actors, entertainers, writers, starlets, world leaders and royalty. Drawing on the Cunard archives it presents familiar faces in an unusual setting through photographs, some of which have never appeared in public before. It is a history of the mid 20th century in microcosm.« less