The Fountainhead

King Vidor (director)
Ayn Rand (novel, screenwriter)
Jack Woods (photographer)
Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey (starring)

Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1949. Three vintage photographs of Patricia Neal applying makeup on the set of the 1949 film.

Adapted to the screen by Ayn Rand from her novel, one of only three screenplays she wrote during her brief tenure in Hollywood.

In approaching the film adaptation of Rand's iconoclastic work, King Vidor dispensed with typical Hollywood production techniques and focused on creating an expressionistic film, one that literally echoed the architectural underpinnings of its characters' philosophies, motives, and ambitions. Unusual choices included modernist cinematography, expressionistic set designs and wardrobe, and having Ms. Rand herself adapt her own screenplay.

Two photographs 7.5 x 9.25 inches. One photograph 7.75 x 9.5 inches. Near Fine with light edgewear.

[Book #148507]