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#591 - Ayn Rand Estimate: $1,000+

On 'The Untouchables' and a 'Fountainhead' TV special: "I have been saying that the only man who could play Roark is Robert Stack"

TLS, two pages, 7.25 x 10, personal letterhead, July 25, 1962. Letter to actor Robert Stack, in part: "Thank you. I hoped that of all those connected with 'The Untouchables,' you would see my column…It means a great deal to me that my column pleased you. I am extremely indignant about the vicious injustice of the attacks on 'The Untouchables' and the psychological roots of those attacks—and I intend to fight that battle by every means open to me. 'The Untouchables' is my favorite TV program, the only one I watch regularly. The show is actually made by your performance and would collapse without it. You are the only actor I have ever seen who is able to project heroism and integrity convincingly. The most remarkable part of your performance is the extent to which you succeed in conveying that these are intellectual qualities. When I read that you liked 'The Fountainhead' and had wanted to play Roark, I thought—to quote Toohey—that 'things like that are never a coincidence.' I am very curious to know what you saw in the character of Roark. Would you care to tell me why you thought that you were the only one who could play him? I am asking it because, you see, I agree with you. I have been approached several times about the possibility of doing a live TV special of 'The Fountainhead,' and I have been saying that the only man who could play Roark is Robert Stack." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope.

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