Writings of Ayn Rand
From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the… read more
From Sunset Boulevard and the Harmony Gold Theater, the guests talked about the political history of America and the world from the mid-1930s to post-World War II through the life and writings of novelist, screenwriter, and philosopher Ayn Rand. With a specific look at Rand’s philosophy of Objectivism, they examined why her writings gained currency in the time period and what influence they have had since. They responded to audience telephone calls, faxes and electronic mail. Mr. Britting produced the film, Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life. Hollywood in the 30s and 40s played a vital role in the life of Ayn Rand and the dissemination of her ideas, both through her writings in The Fountainhead, which came out in 1943, and the movie which hit the screen in 1949. Her two novels, The Fountainhead (1943), and Atlas Shrugged, laid out her ideals of the supremacy of individual reason and rights over collective thought, which later became known as her philosophy of Objectivism. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Jeff Britting Archivist Ayn Rand Institute
- Eric Daniels Professor Duke University->Political History
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