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Ayn Rand in Hollywood: Images and Documents, 1926 to 1951

There will be an Ayn Rand exhibit and eight public events which will occur over a four month period beginning on October 14, 2006.


Ayn Rand in Hollywood: Images and Documents, 1926 to 1951 is an exhibit documenting Ayn Rand’s personal and creative life in Hollywood, featuring select images from Ayn Rand, an illustrated biography by Jeff Britting, as well as other reproductions from the Ayn Rand Archives.


The exhibit will run at the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library at 1623 N. Ivar Ave., Hollywood, CA 90028; Phone: (323) 856-8260. The exhibit will run from October 14, 2006, through February 28, 2007. Exhibit hours are Mondays through Thursdays, from 10am to 8pm; Fridays and Saturdays, from 10am to 6pm; Sundays, from 1pm to 5pm.


The exhibit documents Rand’s personal and professional activities in Hollywood, from 1926 to 1951, in a series of reproductions of rare photographs and manuscripts drawn from the Ayn Rand Archives, a special collection of the Ayn Rand Institute. On display are items chronicling Rand’s early years as a film extra and junior screenwriter under Cecil B. DeMille, her 1940s Hollywood anti-communist intellectual activism and her work on the film adaptation of “The Fountainhead,” as well as the drafting of her final novel and literary masterpiece, “Atlas Shrugged.”


Additional programming exploring Rand’s creative-intellectual work will include:



Stand and Think: Readings from the Unpublished Ayn Rand


Life in Los Angeles
Saturday, October 21, 2006 
3:00 pm  

Hollywood and Communist Propaganda
Saturday, November 18, 2006 
3:00 pm  


Atlas Shrugged
Saturday, December 9, 2006 
3:00 pm


Read by Michael S. Berliner (editor, Letters of Ayn Rand), Jeff Britting (author, Ayn Rand) and others



Ayn Rand Film Series: About and by Ayn Rand


Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life
Saturday, January 13, 2007 
7:30 pm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Bing Theater
Strand Releasing (1998), Directed by Michael Paxton, (35mm)
Regular Admission $9; Members, Seniors and Students: $6


You Came Along
Saturday, January 20, 2007 
3:00 pm
Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, exhibit space
Paramount Pictures (1945), Directed by Jim Farrow, (VHS)
Screenplay by Ayn Rand and Robert Smith


Love Letters
Saturday, January 27, 2007  
3:00 pm
Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, exhibit space
Paramount Pictures (1945), Directed by William Dieterle, (VHS)
Screenplay by Ayn Rand


The Fountainhead
Saturday, February 3, 2007  
3:00 pm 
Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, exhibit space
Warner Bros. (1949), Directed by King Vidor, (DVD)
Screenplay by Ayn Rand


(Library screenings: limited, unreserved seating; admission free; film introductions by Jeff Britting)



Lecture


Jeff Britting, lecturer
Saturday, February 10, 2007
3:00 pm
Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, exhibit space
A history of Rand’s adaptation of The Fountainhead and the two competing adaptations that would have contradicted her esthetics and philosophy


For further updates this exhibit and its public programming, please visit ARI’s exhibit page.

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