VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2918 times:
That's right according to this months Airliner's Magazine; TWA lives on in over 1,000 TV shows and more than 300 motionpictures and hundreds of educational specials, documentaries and commercials
Such movies include Rocky 3 and 4 in which a TWA 747-100 and L-1011 in the double strip scheme can be seen along with the A-Team in which a TWA 747 was used. Let's not forget Airport in which the cigar chomping TWA Crew Chief Joe Patroni(George Kennedy) is seen wearing a Double globe TWA winter jacket. The TWA double globe logo and two gate agent uniforms can even be seen in the movie Pirates of Cilicone Valley. The inside of a TWA aircraft was shown. I think it was a DC-9 or a 727 but remeber that TWA will always look glamerous in Hollywood especially in the films made in the 1950s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor stared in films that had involed a TWA Connie.
So what's you favorite movie in which TWA was shown. Mine is Airport, Rocky 3 and 4 along with the TV show A-Team.
DELL_dude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2860 times:
Silence of the Lambs: shot of a TWA 767 on approach.
Over The Top: Boy takes a TWA flight from L.A. to Las Vegas to see his father in an Arm Wrestling competition. (starring Sylvester Stallone)
The Flight - The hijacking of TWA Flight 847: movie based on the hijacking of TWA flight 847
Marilyn Monroe's favorite airline was TWA
The Pope always flew with TWA when returning home from the U.S.A.
In my eyes TWA will always be the greatest airline ever. TWA's employees were the most dedicated people in industry. Something that can't be bought or sold is the fact that the TWA name will always live on as a proud symbol of what once was.
VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2836 times:
As alot of people can see TWA will be the more famous and better airline than PA, EA or any airline ever since beleive it or not TWA made the mockups in order to have their planes shown in the movies. A PAN AM 747-100 was shown twice in James Bond's Live and Let Die when 007 was flying a LHR-JFK. But it looks like TWA will always be the dominant one in Hollywood. Thats another thing TWA has that no other airline in this day and age will since airlines of today will show their insignia and planes once in a blue moon. The last time I saw a real airline was UAL 747-400 in Rush Hour and maybe Rush Rour 2, FEDEX in Castaway and Tower Air on Liar, Liar; but the Tower titles were painted out but Castaway was showing the whole 9 yards logos, planes even the CEO!!! The rest of todays movies are all fictional airlines like in Fight Club, Hero, and Final Destination.
Chepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6297 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2822 times:
There is a great article on the Ambassador magazine of TWA about the famous people that have flown TWA in the past 75 years. They have Joe Dimaggio and Marilyn Monroe boarding a TWA aircraft in the cover. This is the Ambassador from the month of July of the year 2000.
Cody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1940 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2821 times:
While watching the Twi-Light Zone marathon today, I saw a TWA 707 taking off in one of the episodes. When I was little I distinctly remember seeing a movie about a father who killed his wife and daughter and somehow the daughter survived and he didn't know it. Later on when she is older, they meet again and he falls in love with her not knowing who she is. When she finds out that she is falling for her father, she tries to kill herself inside a TWA 747 lavatory. The movie, "Man, Woman, and Child" made in 1979, had several TWA scenes including French flight attendants wearing the same uniform TWA wears today. I sure will miss TWA.