In 1933, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were at a White House event when they whimsically abandoned their guests for a joyride. Both took turns flying and Roosevelt later stated, “It does mark an epoch, doesn’t it, when a girl in an evening dress and slippers can pilot a plane at night.”

13 thoughts on “In 1933, Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were at a White House event when they whimsically abandoned their guests for a joyride. Both took turns flying and Roosevelt later stated, “It does mark an epoch, doesn’t it, when a girl in an evening dress and slippers can pilot a plane at night.””

  1. Hazmat616

    A girl night flying you say? *Night witches vibes intensifies*

  2. OK_Soda

    Everyone’s talking about the gay stuff but honestly I find it much more surprising that a First Lady could sneak out of a party at the White House and go fly a goddamn plane. Where was the plane even parked??? Does the White House even have a landing strip? (Never mind whether or not the ladies involved did.) How did they shake their Secret Service detail?

    I mean modern Presidents and First Ladies don’t even get to drive a car! Could you imagine Michelle Obama sneaking out of a party, shaking her detail, and flying a goddamn prop plane around?

  3. monchota

    They were a couple , it was “known” at the time that the Roosevelts were only married for convenience. Both were very intelligent people who had likes and hobbies that were not accepted at the time.

  4. MustachioBashio

    After seeing Ken Burns’ ‘The Roosevelts’ it became clear to me that Eleanor was almost certainly gay. And after a little research about Amelia’s prenup with her husband, it seems she may have, at the very least, been bi-sexual. They would’ve been an insane power couple.

  5. greddo1977

    “America is all about speed. Hot nasty badass speed” – quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.

  6. lt_dan_85

    “America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, bad ass speed.”

    -Eleanor Roosevelt, 1936

  7. Ignaciodelsol

    So did they smash later because I think there could be a Netflix movie about the secret love affair

  8. wuh613

    Eleanor Roosevelt is a fascinating person. Hers was a power marriage of equals.

  9. ZenZill

    Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal life and correspondences are incredible, the woman is truly remarkable.

  10. antftwx

    They also banged. Allegedly.

  11. Lubberworts

    “… **when a girl in an evening dress and slippers can pilot a plane…”**

    Is that what the kids called it then?

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