Raggedy Ann and Ayn Rand: The Lonely Ones

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Raggedy Ann and Ayn Rand:

Raggedy Ann and the Paper Dragon by Johnny Gruelle (Indianapolis: Boss-Merrill, 1953)

Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life, The Companion Bookby Michael Paxton (Layton, Utah: Peregrine Smith Book, 1998)

The Lonely Ones by William Steig, foreword by Wolcott Gibbs (New York: Duell Sloan and Pearce, 1942)

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The Lonely Ones

"This was to be Ayn's last theatrical venture, and it closed an unfulfilling but illuminating chapter in her career."

"Raggedy Ann held the two-headed dog in her arms while Raggedy Andy and Margy and her Mama and Mr. Doodle fed him small pieces of cookies and chocolate cake. My! How Raggedy Ann laughed!"

Raggedy Ann and Ayn Rand: The Lonely Ones—September 26, 2018--original blog post

This one was at first going to be just a two-way combo—Raggedy Ann and Ayn Rand = Raggedy Ayn.

The Ayn Rand Omnibus ( = Ayn-us) followed on someone's movie about her, and it was loaded with pix of her.

At all ages.

On all sorts of occasions.

Looking always Ayn.

Like she had been drawn, a character--raggedy.

Happy with herself, like Ann. (Andy too.)

Mr. Johnny Gruelle put them in many a strange situation--

This one with a Paper Dragon, but just not enough glue to hold the bibliolage together.

So I turned to William Steig, one of his best: The Lonely Ones. From 1941.

And that just caught the mood.