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Kaufman-Bel-2_small - still image

Kaufman-Bel-2_small - still image

Born with the given name of "Belle," Bel Kaufman became the first woman to publish in Esquire magazine with a byline by changing the spelling of her name on the assumption that the editors would think she was a man. The strategy worked, and she has gone by the name Bel ever since.

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