Thursday, July 16, 2015
Forgotten Maybelline Model, Jean Abbey, 1940, first woman to broadcast a presidential inauguration. First woman to have her own radio commentary show
Meredith Howard Harless wrote two syndicated columns: “At Random” under her own name, and “Selective Tuning” under the name Jean Abbey on the Washington, D.C. social scene and women’s fashions.
In 1935, Meredith joined Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Hollywood, California working in public relations, advertising, and fashion, working directly with Louis B. Mayer. While at MGM
With the outbreak of World War II, Meredith concentrated on her writing and radio career with the Hecht Broadcasting Company. In 1940, she became the first woman to broadcast a presidential inauguration, and the first woman to have her own radio commentary show. In addition to her broadcasting work, Meredith volunteered with the United States Treasury Department to raise a total of $250 million of war bonds,
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