First Class, Then and Now


The year was 1956. The setting: a berth on the old Pan Am Clipper, where Marlene Dietrich was sound asleep. Her sometime, and rather unlikely, lover Yul Brynner happened to be on the same flight. As the plane glided through the sky from New York to Los Angeles, Brynner slipped across the aisle from his berth to hers, and a night of wild love-making ensued.