ch. 1. The 1930s : nurses become the first stewardesses -- ch. 2. The 1940s : patriotic sky girls and fly girls -- ch. 3. The 1950s : the stewardess as a wife in training -- ch. 4. The 1960s : stewardesses become sex objects -- ch. 5. The 1970s : fly me girls meet the ERA -- ch. 6. the 1980s, 1990s, and beyond : flight attendants stress safety and service.