Wednesday, September 24, 2008

SS United States: Lady in Waiting - New Release

Choices is pleased to announce the release of our latest DVD, "SS United States - Lady in Waiting".

The film was produced by Big Ship Films, a production company formed by award-winning writers and producers Mark Perry and Robert Radler. For complete information about them, please visit their website

Combining never before seen archival footage and compelling interviews with the crew and passengers, SS United States: Lady in Waiting tells the story of what historians consider to be the greatest American ocean liner of all time. Originally designed to be a secret weapon in the cold war disguised as a luxurious passenger liner, the SS United States was completely fire-proof and the largest and fastest passenger vessel ever constructed in her namesake's country.

The brainchild of United States Lines president, John M. Franklin, and the 20th Century's preeminent naval architect, William Francis Gibbs, she was the pride of America during her flawless service career from 1952 to 1969. Take a journey of discovery to learn everything about this fabled vessel from her top secret design and construction to her star-studded glamorous heyday to her gradual decline into obscurity.

Featuring interviews with, Walter Cronkite, LeRoy Neiman, maritime historian William H. Miller, Jr. and other notable former passengers and crew, SS United States: Lady in Waiting serves as a fitting tribute to this great ship as she awaits a triumphant return to her rightful place in American history.

The DVD will retail for $19.95 and will be available on September 30th, 2008. For information, please visit