June 8, 2009
RIP Fleur Cowles
I read with great sadness about the passing of Fleur Cowles. She launched the ground-breaking magazine Flair, which sold for 50¢ and issue but lost 75¢ per issue. It was the first magazine to be scented, in an issue on roses. (It's my greatest wish to find some copies of Flair at Book Thing!)She published the writings of people as diverse as Ogden Nash and Eleanor Roosevelt. She wrote books on topics ranging from Eva Perón to Salvador Dali. Fleur moved to the UK in the mid-1950s and remained there until her death over the weekend. Fleur Cowles, socialite, writer, editor and painter, was born on January 20, 1908. She died on June 5, 2009, aged 101.