The Fountainheads: Wright, Rand, the FBI and Hollywood
Donald Leslie JohnsonISBN: 078641958X;
Book DescriptionSpeculation abounds about the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright and Ayn Rand. Was Wright the inspiration for Howard Roark, the architect hero of Rand?s The Fountainhead ? What can be made of their collaboration on the book?s failed 1944 movie adaptation, and what can be gleaned from the 1949 Hollywood production of The Fountainhead ? Where does the FBI?Wright was dubbed a communist sympathizer, and Rand was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee?fit into the story? Art, architecture, philosophy, film and politics come together in this exploration, which relies on the writings of Wright and Rand, FBI files, visual evidence and more to cement their connection. Chapters are devoted to Wright and Rand, the two together, their parts in both the failed production of The Fountainhead and the successful one, and the effect FBI harassment had on the movie and on their lives. Subsequent chapters discuss...
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