In the '60s, the building of the 747 was pretty exciting. Word had gone out through Employment Security that "extras" would be needed for filming the commercials. I was a young woman in my 20s, and the idea of being in a commercial for such a huge plane was as thrilling as I could imagine.
I wore my "Jackie O" suit and, along with an eager group, boarded buses to the mock-up for the start of a very long day. The glamor gave way to a lot of standing, tired feet and do-overs, but we were treated to lunch, paid $25 for the day and became part of history.
The commercial was made for Pan Am. After all this time, regretfully, I have never been on the real 747!