The Press: 50 Girls & One Man

Unlike their more sophisticated sisters on the women's fashion magazines, the staffers at Seventeen take off their hats in the office. But they joke that whenever a staffer gets a raise or a promotion, she can wear her hat for a few minutes at her desk before she hangs it up. Last week, Executive Editor Alice Thompson was entitled to wear the biggest hat in the place: she was made publisher of Seventeen.

Alice had earned the job. Under the motherly guidance of Executive Editor Thompson and Editor in Chief Helen Valentine, Seventeen has...

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