John Galt Tours Howard Roark's Masterpiece
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie visited Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece, where they celebrated the actor’s upcoming birthday, Fallingwater’s curator of education said.
Frank Lloyd Wright was a friend of Ayn Rand and though she denied that he was the inspiration for the lead character in The Fountainhead, her description of Wright could just as easily have been Dominique Francon’s description of Howard Roark:
[The story of human integrity] is what you have lived. And to my knowledge, you are the only one among the men of this century who has lived it. I am writing about a thing impossible these days. You are the only man in whom it is possible and real. It is not anything definite or tangible that I want from an interview with you. It is only the inspiration of seeing before me a living miracle â€” because the man I am writing about is a miracle whom I want to make alive.