AWFJ Women On Film – “Who Did Ayn Rand Want?” – Carrie Rickey comments

Green-eyed goddess Alida Valli played Ayn Rand’s alter ego, Kira, in the 1942 adaptation of the autobiographical novel We the Living. Kentucky filly Patricia Neal played Rand’s alter ego, Dominique Francon, in the 1950 adaptation of The Fountainhead. Over the years many actresses, notably Angelina Jolie, craved the part of Dagny Taggert, strong-willed heroine of Rand’s magnum opus, Atlas Shrugged. Rand’s choice to play the railroad magnate? Read more>>

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AWFJ Women On Film – Patricia Neal, 1926-2010 – Betsy Pickle comments (Exclusive)

Academy Award winner Patricia Neal, who died Sunday at her Martha’s Vineyard home, may seem to have been one of the last of her kind, but she actually was one of a kind.

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AWFJ Women On Film – Patricia Neal, 1926-2010 – Carrie Rickey comments

What you remember about Patricia Neal is that tobacco-cured voice and those appraising eyes that in a glance could take the measure of a man to the millimeter. Read more>>

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