Friday, April 21, 2006

Rand in Chicago

There's a little book called Russian Writings On Hollywood, by Ayn Rand. Part of the book is a diary Rand kept of movies she attended, including all the movies she saw in Chicago.

There's an error in the book. It's the editor's. He has misread Rand's handwriting. He has her going to the "State Lane" theater. If you look at her handwritten entries, which are provided in the book, you can see where that's a reasonable interpretation. But if you're from Chicago, you know it's really the "State Lake" theater, which was a major downtown theater at the intersection of State St. and Lake St. And if you look at her handwriting again, you will see that the letter is really a "k."

Let me state that Lane was a mistake.
It's Lake!

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