Atlas Shrugged Exhibit in the News
A 50 year anniversary celebration
October 10, 2007
Irvine, CA--Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged is the subject of a new exhibit that opened yesterday at the Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the novel's publication, the exhibit is offering a reception open to the public and the media at 7 pm today.
Media coverage of the anniversary of Atlas Shrugged and the Hollywood exhibit has been extensive and includes pieces recently printed in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, and Forbes magazine.
The Los Angeles Times mentioned the exhibit in a recent article that called Ayn Rand's message "inspiring" and praised her most important novels, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, as "masterpieces of plotting." The article acknowledged that there is "good reason" that her novels continue to sell hundreds of thousands of copies a year and noted that 25 years after Ayn Rand's death "she's still big business and still very much a force."
The New York Times, which quoted Jeff Britting in a story about the connection between Atlas Shrugged and capitalism, lauded the novel as "One of the most influential business books ever written" and aptly described it as "Ayn Rand's glorification of the right of individuals to live entirely for their own interest."
According to another piece, in Forbes magazine, "A quarter century after her death, and half a century after the publication of Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand is back."
Prominently featured in the Orange County Register, the Atlas Shrugged exhibit in Hollywood was described by Jeff Britting, its curator, as a celebration of "the life of Rand, the work that went into creating Atlas Shrugged, and the ideas that it contains."
The exhibit displays items from the Ayn Rand Archives, including rare and never-before-displayed reproductions of manuscript pages and notes from early drafts of the novel. Also on display are original promotional materials produced by Random House, including the cover artwork of historic and foreign editions.
The exhibit, which is jointly sponsored by the Los Angeles Public Library and the Ayn Rand Institute, runs through December 11.
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High-definition images of the materials presented in the exhibit, including manuscript pages, cover artwork of historic editions, and rare photographs are readily available to the media.
Jeff Britting, archivist at the Ayn Rand Institute and associate producer of the Academy Award-nominated feature documentary Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, is available for interviews.
For high-definition images, more information on the Atlas Shrugged Exhibit, or to interview Mr. Britting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.