Manny P. here…
Helen Gurley Brown was a best-selling author and publisher. As the iconic editor-in-chief for Cosmopolitan Magazine for three decades, she spoke for woman’s issues, and captured the essence of the feminine mystique. Her husband produced top films, including Jaws, The Sting, Cocoon, and Driving Miss Daisy.
HELEN GURLEY BROWN
Brown’s big break came when her book Sex and the Single Girl was published in 1962. The best-selling work made the scribe an international celebrity. The title was purchased by a top moviemaker, and the subsequent project became a vehicle for Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, and Lauren Bacall. Her notable readers included Joan Crawford, Gypsy Rose Lee, and cast members of Sex and the City.
Helen’s literary contributions and edited essays ushered in the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and influenced the concept of feminism. While at Cosmo, Burt Reynolds famously posed nude for the magazine.
Together with her husband, she established the David and Helen Gurley Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Two campuses regard this project their home: Columbia University and Stanford. In September, 2008, she was named the 13th most powerful American over the age of 80 by Slate magazine.
Helen Gurley Brown was 90.
Until next time> “never forget”