Wednesday, July 19, 1961: In-flight movies

Using a specially designed projector and screen, TWA is the first airline to show regular in-flight movies. On July 19, first-class passengers aboard a Boeing 707 jet flying from New York to Los Angeles watch "By Love Possessed," starring Lana Turner, Efrem Zembalist Jr., Jason Robards and Barbara Bel Geddes.

* "Strato-Cinema for Jet Passengers" (Science and Mechanics article, November 1961): @
* Newsreel on "Come September," another early selection for in-flight showings: @
* Newsreel on "Bachelor in Paradise," with star Bob Hope aboard flight: @
* Trailer for "By Love Possessed": @

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