shows the employees being held at gunpoint by the "off the lot" pass they're required to obtain if they need to leave work.
Now for a funny story, told to me by a UA flight attendant in the late 60's. In the early 60's, UA, with drinks, served a snack of Macadamia Nuts in small round foil containers. One afternoon, after leaving the gate, a weather hold was put in place at EWR, so drinks and the macadamias were served. Back then there was no rule about tray tables and seat backs being in the upright and locked position, and there were no overhead storage bins, the racks were open, nor was there a rule about picking up glasses before takeoff. So after sitting on the ground for a while, the captain or 1st officer phoned back to tell the stews that they were ready to go. A rather new flight attendant then got on the intercom and made the following announcement to a plane full of males:
"Gentleman, the captain has informed me that the tower has cleared us for takeoff, so if you will make sure your seat belts are fastened, and hold your drinks in one hand, and YOUR NUTS in the other, we will be on our way to Chicago."
"Walt had been a member of the Hollywood Athletic Club. One of the staff members was an ex-Olympic wrestler named Carl Johnson and Walt worked out regularly with him. When Carl heard that Walt was building a new studio, he suggested a gym so that the employees could keep in shape. Unfortunately, the plans had already been approved and the main building was already well under construction.
Something like that never stopped Walt so he decided to add a penthouse with a gym, locker room, steam room, barber shop and kitchen. For seven dollars a month, employees could use all the facilities, sun bathe and get private workouts from Carl Johnson. Carl's favorite workout used the old medicine ball. Carl developed arthritis and left the studio in 1949 and passed away in 1952. The penthouse became less of a gym and more a place to play ping-pong and poker."
"By the way, the thing I remember most about the Penthouse Club were the nude Freddy Moore girls that adorned the walls."
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