When Titanic sailed onto the big screen in 1997, the real ill-fated White Star Line ship that inspired the epic romantic tragedy had already been nestled in its final resting spot on the frigid sea floor in the North Atlantic for 85 years. The height of luxury for its time, the passenger liner was the largest ship afloat when it departed for New York on its maiden voyage in 1912. Carrying some of the wealthiest people in the world, Titanic’s first-class amenities were stunning from the moment guests entered the ship—and the Grand Staircase was no exception.
Director James Cameron’s incredibly complex attention to detail provided a unique opportunity for historians to study mysteries of the ship’s sinking. Read More