"You may or may not ever see a male nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan, but I hope you do." -Helen Gurley Brown to female. Cosmopolitan.
Burt Reynolds, the actor known as "Hollywood's outlaw," died on Thursday, Sept. 6 in Florida at 82 years old. Shortly before Deliverance, his biggest film up to that point, was released, then-editor Helen Gurley Brown approached Reynolds to be the magazine's first-ever male.
"Men, we reasoned, have been happily eyeing naked women — on calendars, ads Scott Brown and Cosmo's Centerfold Winners, June 1982.