January 8, 1949
Thank you immensely for the photographs of Frank’s portrait. We were both thrilled to see how beautiful it looks in the black and white print. I am so happy with this portrait that I am terribly tempted to put it on the book jacket of my next novel as a portrait of its hero. All my heroes will always be reflections of Frank, anyway.
I hope you will come back to Hollywood this year. With love and best wishes from both of us,
A rendition of the painting did appear in some newspaper advertisements for Atlas Shrugged.