Fleur Cowles

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Fleur Cowles began her career as a columnist on one of the New York papers and before long she became the Associate Editor of the magazine Look. She became very influential and, in 1953, President Eisenhower asked her to be his personal ambassador to the UK for the Coronation. Before long, she made her home here and took up writing books and painting professionally. She has since had 34 exhibitions of her work.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, she talks about her fascinating life and chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Promenade & Tulleries by Modest Mussorgsky
Book: Blank paper
Luxury: Painting materials

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55 minutes

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Fri 24 Jun 1983 09:05


Role Contributor
PresenterRoy Plomley
Interviewed GuestFleur Cowles
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