"You Are My Favorite Halloween Witch": Kooky 'Cosmo' Editor Helen Gurley Brown

Looking back at old issues of Cosmopolitan, we've come to the realization that former Cosmo editor Helen Gurley Brown was not only obsessed with calorie-restriction and randomly-exposed breasts, but that she was just plain crazy (in a charming way, that is). Take her editor's letters: The name-dropping! The strange transitions! (She goes from singing Barbara Walters' praises to discussing the new trend of eye-lifts among younger women without so much as a lead-in.) The awkward use of italics! After the jump, Helen's October 1977 Cosmopolitan editor's letter, which covers everything from lack of libido and ex-wives to Frank Sinatra, Walter Cronkite, and eating lobsters with Jaws star Roy Scheider.

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"You Are My Favorite Halloween Witch": Kooky 'Cosmo' Editor Helen Gurley BrownS

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