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Monday, June 29, 2009

Ayn Rand never missed an episode of Charlie’s Angels with Farrah Fawcett

Farrahfawcettposter Dying on the same day as Michael Jackson, the passing of actress and American sex symbol Farrah Fawcett at age 62 became somewhat of a secondary story.

Amy Wallace with The Daily Beast, however, produced an excellent story on the beautiful Texan that should interest Western Standard readers.

In an email exchange with Fawcett just months before her death, Wallace discovered that novelist/philosopher Ayn Rand was a fan of the actress. Wallace wrote:

But here are a few things that almost no one knew about Fawcett:

1) Fawcett and the writer Ayn Rand shared a birthday, February 2.

2) Rand, the inventor of the philosophical system called Objectivism, never missed an episode of Charlie’s Angels. She was such a Fawcett fan, in fact, that she sought to cast the actress as the lead in a planned TV miniseries version of her best-known work, the gargantuan novel Atlas Shrugged. (NBC later scrapped the project).

3) Rand, perhaps better than anyone else, helped Fawcett understand her place in American culture.

Would Farrah Fawcett have made a good Dagny Taggart, the tough and able railroad executive in the novel Atlas Shrugged?

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on June 29, 2009 | Permalink

Comments

That picture sure looks like Bo Derek.

Posted by: The Stig | 2009-06-29 2:38:44 PM


Darn you're right it is Bo Derek. No matter, she'd be a good Dagny Taggert too. I heard, however, that Angelina Jolie was interested in the role.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-06-29 2:59:04 PM


Stig, who can complain though!

Matthew, I understand that Ayn Rand did not consider herself a Libertarian exactly. But do you know if Farrah Fawcett did?

Posted by: TM | 2009-06-29 2:59:32 PM


The picture has been changed to Farrah Fawcett. Although no one was complaining.

Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2009-06-29 3:14:07 PM


Stig did. Just saying.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-06-29 3:25:53 PM


The picture has been changed to Farrah Fawcett. Although no one was complaining.
Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2009-06-29 3:14:07 PM

It does say a lot about the WS "editors" when they don't know the difference between Bo Derek and Farrah Fawcett. Are you guys ***?

Did you know that Bo is a conservative Republican. Better looking than Fawcett too.

Posted by: The Stig | 2009-06-29 3:28:30 PM


Thanks for correcting the picture. I just did a quick Google search for "Farrah Fawcett" and threw up whatever came up.

I don't know, TM, if Fawcett considered herself a libertarian or not. It sounds to me like Ayn Rand had the crush, and not Fawcett.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-06-29 3:31:01 PM


That poster is still the biggest selling poster of all time.

Posted by: dp | 2009-06-29 5:54:39 PM


Stig did. Just saying.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2009-06-29 3:25:53 PM

The Stig wasn't complaining you moron.

Posted by: The Stig | 2009-06-29 6:58:41 PM


Rand was a lesbian.

Posted by: epsilon | 2009-07-01 10:36:44 PM


No she wasn't, epsi.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-07-02 7:29:37 AM


Yes she was. My lesbian conservative friends all say she is an icon.

Posted by: epsilon | 2009-07-02 8:43:36 AM


She may be an icon for gays and lesbians, but she wasn't a lesbian.

Posted by: Matthew Johnston | 2009-07-02 9:17:54 AM


heh... on the contrary. she was into younger guys and had a rough sex fantasy.

when asked why she included so much consensual rape in her books, she replied "wishful thinking".

no dyke, she.

Posted by: shel | 2009-07-02 9:52:50 AM



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