restricted access Screen Guide for Americans (USA, 1947)

Three years after the founding of the MPAPAI, objectivist philosopher, novelist, and screenwriter Ayn Rand wrote the following manifesto for the organization. Rand had a long-standing interest in the cinema: her first published work in the USSR was on actress Pola Negri, and once she immigrated to the United States, she began writing scripts for Cecil B. DeMille and then Universal, along with working in the costume department of RKO. In “Screen Guide for Americans” Rand outlines how not to make a Hollywood film infiltrated with communist ideas...