Monday, August 13, 2012
Remembering Helen Gurley Brown and Sex and the Single Girl
Helen Gurley Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine from 1965 to 1997, died earlier today at age 90. She was also the author of the best-selling 1962 advice book for women, Sex and the Single Girl, which was then made into a film in 1964 starring Natalie Wood (as Brown), Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda and Lauren Bacall. The comedy was one of the top 20 highest grossing films of that year, and I enjoyed watching it as kid whenever it was featured as the weekday afternoon movie on TV.
Below you can watch the film's trailer as well as Helen Gurley Brown on The Joe Pyne Show and The Tonight Show (with guest host David Brenner).
Below you can listen to two songs from the Sex and the Single Girl soundtrack - the title song sung by Fran Jeffries (who also appeared in the film) and a fun instrumental called "I Must Know" by Neal Hefti.