Introducing Extraordinary Stories Magazine Queens: Ita Buttrose, Kerry Packer & The Birth Of Cleo

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Introducing Extraordinary Stories Magazine Queens: Ita Buttrose, Kerry Packer & The Birth Of Cleo

Introducing our new show Extraordinary Stories. If you like what you hear, head to mamamia.com.au/mplus

In a chaotic Sydney share-house in the Spring of 1972, a disheveled actor was lying naked on the fraying couch of an inner-city living room. The woman who had paid Jack Thompson $400 was wondering if the actor’s left hand was really big enough to cover his modesty and get her history-making magazine past the conservative censors who’d decide if it would make it to newsagent shelves. The Editor? Ita Buttrose. The magazine? Cleo. 

On this first episode of Extraordinary Stories: Magazine Queens, Australian icon Ita Buttrose, historian Bridgette Griffin-Foley and others who lived through it take us back to the birth of a sensation: Australia’s Cleo Magazine. 

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With thanks to Ita Buttrose and Bridget Griffen-Foley

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