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  • Full Title: Russian Writings on Hollywood
  • Author(s): Ayn Rand, Edited by Michael S. Berliner, translated by Dina Garmong
  • Year Published: 1999
  • Publisher: Ayn Rand Institute Press
  • Publication Type: Specialty
  • ISBN-10: 0-9625336-3-7 (paperback)
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  • Description: This book contains facsimiles and translations of items Ayn Rand wrote about Hollywood movies and stars, while she was still in Russia. Two primary essays are included: "Pola Negri," about the actress of that name, and "Hollywood: American City of Movies," which covers various aspects of Hollywood movie-making. Both were originally published as booklets in Russia. As Berliner puts it in his introduction, "these two essays are clearly the works of a teenage Alisa Rosenbaum, who had not yet become Ayn Rand." In addition to the primary essays, the books also contains two lists that Rand kept related to movies she had seen, which she started in Russia and continued when she came to the US.
  • Cover Blurb:

    Ten years before her first novel, We the Living, was published in the West, a teen-aged Ayn Rand wrote two booklets in the Russia about the American film industry, "Pola Negri" and "Hollywood: American City of Movies." These recently discovered wo rks are published in English for the first time. Facisilies of the original Russian material are followed by complete English translations. Also included in this book is Ayn Rand's "movie diary," in which she recorded details of her viewing of hundreds of films in Soviet Russia, Europe and the United States during the 1920s. (From an ARI Press paperback printing.)


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