The recently deceased Helen Gurley Brown founder of Cosmopolitan Magazine and author of Sex and the Single Girl, apparently had fond memories of growing up in Hillcrest at 419 N. Monroe street, Little Rock, AR. (Her family moved there in 1932 when she was 10 years old.) Back in 1982 she called her friend Carol Jenkins to see if she could send her some photos of her old childhood home.
“She called me and was talking about the house where she grew up, and [where] her best friend lived in the 500 block of north Ash-and I went by and took pictures of the house and the houses on each side and sent them to her-and this it the letter she sent me back!!!”