Ayn Rand's HUAC Testimony:
"Screen Guide for Americans" (A pamphlet Rand wrote to fight against Communist propaganda in movies): PDF, 1.8MB
Jane Russell----beautiful inside and out.
In her 1985 autobiography, Jane Russell revealed that she got pregnant at age 19 and had a back alley abortion that was so badly botched she almost died. Upon inspecting her in the emergency room her doctor exclaimed, "What butcher did this to you?" After that Russell was unable to conceive.
Since then Jane has taken a staunch pro-life stance against abortion. Though her screen image was that of a sex goddess, her private life lacked the sensation and scandal that followed other actresses of the time, such as Lana Turner.
Although in her autobiography Jane did admit that she had survived two attempted rapes unharmed, that her first marriage had been speckled with adultery (on both sides) and violence, and that she had been an alcoholic since she was a teenager.
She also revealed that she was a born-again Christian, one of the things that had helped her cope.At the height of her career, Russell started the "Hollywood Christian Group," a weekly Bible study at her home for Christians in the film industry that was attended by some of its biggest names.
She appeared occasionally on the Praise The Lord program on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, a Christian television channel based in Costa Mesa, California.
She was a prominent Republican who attended the Eisenhower inauguration along with Lou Costello, Dick Powell, June Allyson, Anita Louise, Louella Parsons and many more.