Helen Gurley Brown

The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bonnie Fuller, editor-in-chief of and former editor of Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Us Weekly, reflects on the life of Helen Gurley Brown, who passed away yesterday at age 90. Helen Gurley Brown wrote Sex and the Single Girl and was the influential editor of Cosmopolitan before Fuller took the helm. She is credited with influencing the sexual revolution and creating the idea of the "Cosmo Girl." 

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The Musical Life of Helen Gurley Brown

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

In 1983, Helen Gurley Brown was a guest on WQXR’s radio program This Is My Music hosted by Lloyd Moss. Listen to this rare archived interview for her thoughts on music, sex and marriage.

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Marya Mannes Unbuttons Minds

Monday, August 13, 2012


In this 1965 broadcast of a Books and Authors Luncheon, critic Marya Mannes discusses American women, including the work of Helen Gurley Brown, who had recently achieved success with her book Sex and the Single Girl (1962).

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