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The Stewardesses
Questions, so many questions. Will we take again planes as we used to? Will we dreaming again the hostesses, as did those who travelled in the sixties, seventies and eighties? For the first I hope, for the second my generation has not already seen fascinating hostesses and so I guess not. However as we well known, 60’s and 70’s cinema tell often the happy and carefree lives of pilots and stewardesses, who between the flights and sometimes even during, they have great sex.
Truth or legend, I don't know, I wasn't there in those years, but here's another "testimony" of high-altitude eroticism. A 1969 film written and directed by Allan Silliphant and whose best-known name is Christina Hart, a well-known TV series actress.
The story, as you can imagine, is very simple and tells the night of a crew in Los Angeles, between dramas (there is a suicide) and wild parties between drugs and lots of sex, with full nudes and inevitable soft-core scenes.
I might as well end this review of a trivial erotic film here but “The Stewardess” has a much more interesting story than the plot.
First of all, Allan Silliphant is the brother of Stirling Silliphant who won an Academy Award for Best Non-Original Screenplay with "In the heat of the night". Apart from this, Allan is with Chris Condon a great lover of 3D technology and the creator of a new technique much less expensive than those in vogue at the time. Silliphant uses a single camera, placing the two images (left, right), side by side on a normal 35mm and allowing for one machine projection.
With them is Chris's brother, William, and all three shares the idea that sex and 3D can be a gold mine.
Indeed, when "The Stewardesses" came out in San Francisco in the summer of 1969, it was an instant hit, despite having a very light and semi-improvised plot. Oh well, there is 3D and naked girls. An unexpected success, incredible if you want that pushes director and producers to add new scenes and, so to speak, new events. Apparently, this constant reworking of the film without ever removing it from circulation generates four (so they say), different versions. Meanwhile, the film that passes from Rated X to Rated-R, travels the United States, always with success and even with a dozen specialized technicians to project it.
A film that apparently is one of those that has achieved the best results in terms of costs and revenues. It's unbelievable for a boring little film, which is lucky enough to come out in a moment of change of mentality, with trendy technology and with the immortal naked hostesses.
Silliphant and Condon continued their careers in the world of 3D, founding their own company and thanks to the revenue of the film also a charter company.