Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, the FBI and Hollywood

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Speculation abounds about the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Ayn Rand. Was Wright the inspiration for the architect hero of Rand's The Fountainhead? What can be made of their collaboration on the book's failed 1944 movie adaptation, or gleaned from the 1949 Hollywood production? Wright was dubbed a communist sympathizer, and Rand was a Rand was friendly witness for the House Un-American Activities Committee; what effect did FBI harassment have on the movie and their lives?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786419586
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald Leslie Johnson, who retired from Flinders University, is presently an adjunct professor of architectural history at the University of South Australia. An honorary fellow of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects and former member of the American Institute of Architects, he is the author of several books and numerous articles. He lives in Kangarilla, South Australia.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Wright
1 Frank Lloyd Wright 5
2 Spring Green, Chicago, Tokyo, Los Angeles 7
3 Southwest architecture 12
4 Spring Green, Scottsdale, Moscow, London and beyond 20
Pt. II Rand
5 Ayn Rand 31
6 St. Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad, Chicago 32
7 Hollywood 36
Pt. III Wright and Rand
8 New York City 43
9 Roark and Wright 54
10 Rand's Neutra house 60
11 Wright's Rand house 66
Pt. IV Filmland, Wright and Rand
12 Preproduction 1944 73
13 Redding, New York City, Hollywood 76
14 Washington, D.C., Hollywood, paranoia and HUAC 82
15 The movie revived 100
16 Hollywood clients 110
17 Hollywood friends 121
18 The fountainhead's visual images 132
19 Hollywood clients, the 1950s 159
Pt. V Fountainheads
20 Conclusions 173
App Frank Capra's bleeding-heart liberals 185
App Mrs. Walsh's extracts 187
App Red charge, Marin County, 1957 188
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