A revised edition of the book came out inin single Brown provided a bit of new material and social changes for women since the s. But a lot remains the same. Chapters include an analysis of the advantages of being single, suggestions on categorizing the men in one's life and how to handle themsuggestions on where to meet said men, how to be sexy, how to get ahead at work, how to make the most of Sex money, tips on decorating and dinner parties, how to eat well and stay fit, what to wear, how to do one's makeup, how to have an girl, and, in the last chapter, how to have "the rich, full life. In terms of real-life relevance, Brown didn't marry until she was 37 years old.
A womanizing reporter for a sleazy tabloid magazine impersonates his hen-pecked neighbor in order to get an expose on renowned psychologist Helen Gurley Brown. In. Play trailer Comedy Romance. Director Richard Quine. Schwartz screenplay. Top credits Director Richard Quine. Trailer Sex and the Single Girl.
Photos Top cast Edit. Fran Jeffries Gretchen as Gretchen. Leslie Parrish Susan as Susan.
Howard St. John George Randall as George Randall. Otto Kruger Dr. Anderson as Dr. Max Showalter Holmes as Holmes.
William Lanteau Sylvester as Sylvester. Helen Kleeb Hilda as Hilda. Richard Quine.
More like this. Storyline Edit. Using Helen Gurley Brown's book as a jump off point, we follow the adventures of a supermarket tabloid editor as he tries to parlay an interview with the author of the book into headlines and sales.
Of course, a romantic entanglement ensues. She plays the girl who became the leader of the sex revolution He plays Not Rated. Did you know Edit. Goofs None of the cabs have meters in them. User reviews 49 Review. Top review. Really, what's not to like? I'd watch Natalie Wood read the phone book, and this flick left me wondering why Tony Curtis wasn't a bigger star, and why Henry Fonda and Lauren Bacall were relegated to second-tier parts though their roles were prominent.
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Wood plays Helen Gurley Brown, author of the hit book of the film's name, and Curtis plays a magazine editor of a successful, seedy magazine that thrives on digging up dirt on people. Curtis sets his sights on scandalizing the virgin Brown. The laughs are many and frequent, with numerous subtle and not-so-subtle puns sprinkled liberally throughout. On the not-so-subtle side,the opening scene with magazine employees meeting with the CEO in the Board Room continually plays off the concept of the magazine seeking to feed off the lowest common denominator of human indecency.
Another example occurred as cars raced along the highway, a noted that the highway's extension would be opening in December That was struck through and replaced with dates in,andall struck through and ultimately replaced with something like "to be determined". I can connect with that jab even today. Watching the movie caused me to research the book. Interestingly, the movie was loosely inspired by the book. And I mean loosely.
The book is somewhat of a how-to guide, whereas the movie is a fictional imagining of the life of a much-younger Helen Gurley Brown, who was 40 at the publication of the book but 23 in the movie. Likely the movie's title was largely intended to parlay off the book's popularity. Good marketing.
Burt Mustin also had a bit part. I always find it interesting to see actors such as Meredith and Mustin, who I mostly know from varying TV roles.
As usual, I loved seeing the sets and 60s style. I'm fascinated with the decade and enjoy seeing society's attitudes, fashions, and ideals in that era. This film brings that to life in spades. Details Edit. Release date December 25, United States.
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