Brown’s first Job was that of a secretary in KHJ radio station and she used to be paid 6 dollars a week just for answering fan mail. Between 1942-1945, she became the executive secretary for Music Corp. of America located in Beverly Hills (Jennifer 45). In her working days as secretary, she used to recall how secretaries were not allowed to use the ornate lobby staircase as it was reserved for clients (Scanlon 44). In 1948, she moved and became the first woman holding a post as a copywriter in an advertising agency at Foote, Cone & Belding. She was talented and even won two advertising Copywriters awards during her work between1948-1958 (Jennifer 78). Later on, she moved to Kenyon & Eckhardt and became a copywriter in 1958-1962. From then, she featured and received many awards acknowledging her work. In 1988, she became inducted in the Publisher’s Hall of fame. Brown eventually died in 2010, January 31st.
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