Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Alice Rosenbaum. From Russia. With love?
Independence and self-reliance. Every man for himself.
Objectivism. The philosophy has many followers - and detractors.
Nathaniel Branden. She was instrumental in the marriage of Nathaniel and Barbara Branden - and in the undoing of their marriage. (There are books and movies on the subject.)
Cry, The Beloved Country. 'Cry' is by Alan Paton.
Gary Cooper. The novel was better. Patricia Neal and Raymond Massey also starred.
John Galt. Roark is in 'The Fountainhead'.
|Ayn was married to what man for fifty years?||Ayn Rand
Frank O'Connor. Nathaniel Branden was one of Ayn Rand's associates until 1968, Peter Keating is a character of "The Fountainhead", and John Galt is the hero of "Atlas Shrugged."
|Which Ayn Rand novel was based on communist Russia?||Ayn Rand
We The Living. Ayn witnessed the 1917 Revolution. She remained opposed to Communism all of her professional life. Along with Walt Disney and many others, Ayn served as a witness for the House of Un-American Activies Committee.
|What writer did Ayn most admire?||Ayn Rand
Victor Hugo. However, Gertrude Stein was an inspiration for Lois Cook, a character featured in "The Fountainhead".
Gaea. He named her after Mother Earth because she and Equality would be the parents of a new world.
Prometheus. Equality brought a new type of fire to his world, just as Prometheus brought fire to humans.
In books. There was a library in the house Equality and Golden One find. Equality begins to read them and discovers individuality.
Ego. This small word held such power in a society that allowed no ego.
They rejected it. Instead of embracing his experiment as something that could better their society they destroyed it.
Electricity. He made the wires glow and the glow gave off a light. He took this box to the council.
Golden One. He called her this because of the way the sun hit her hair.
Liberty 5-3000. She had blonde hair and her job was to work the soil.
A hole. He found what was probably the remains of some type of sewer grate.
Street Sweeper. When the council pronounced him street sweeper, Equality asked if they had made a mistake.
Transgression of Preference. At the council where they decided what job a person would have, Equality desired to go to the House of Scholars.
Home of the Useless. While we don't call them "useless" I think that is how our society feels about the elderly. We put them in nursing homes and just leave them there for the most part. Rand was very insightful.
Equality 7-2521. I wonder if Rand did this on purpose. She gave her main character the name Equality, when nothing in his society was equal.
|Approximately how many copies of Ayn Rand's books were sold in 2002?||Ayn Rand's Life
500,000. All told, over 22 millions copies of Rand's books have been sold. Her books have had an enduring effect on young people. As of January 2007, her novel "Atlas Shrugged" is being adapted as a film starring Angelina Jolie.
Valhalla, New York. Rand's funeral was attended by some of her prominent followers, including Alan Greenspan. A six-foot floral arrangement in the shape of a dollar sign was placed near her casket. The cemetary where they are interred is home to many notable personalities including: Lou Gehrig, Anne Bancroft, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, Rand's favorite composer.
1982. After successfully battling lung cancer, Rand died of heart failure on March 6, 1982.
|The sale of what screenplay was Ayn Rand's first literary success?||Ayn Rand's Life
Red Pawn. "Red Pawn" was bought by Universal Studios in 1932 and Marlene Dietrich was considered for the lead before it was shelved. She later wrote "Love Letters" and adapted "The Fountainhead" into a film.
Frank O'Connor. Blumenthal would later be known as Branden, and Peikoff would be her "intellectual heir." Rand met O'Connor while working with Cecil B. DeMille on the set of "King of Kings." They married on April 15, 1929 and remained married until his death in 1979.
|When did Ayn Rand emigrate from Russia to the United States?||Ayn Rand's Life
1926. Rand arrived in New York, her later home, in February, 1926. She described New York in "The Fountainhead": "I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline, the sky over New York and the will of man made visible."
Philosophy. Rand majored in philosophy, but the curriculum at Petrograd included history, philology and law. Philology is the study of language and the literature in the language.