Hedda Hopper (1885–1966) was a famous Hollywood gossip columnist and staunch anti-Communist. In her September 6, 1957 syndicated column in numerous major newspapers, Hopper referred to Rand as “one of the finest American citizens I know.” This letter was published previously only on the Ayn Rand Institute website.
November 9, 1950
In case you have not seen it yet, here is the first copy of “The Freeman,” the new magazine of our side. I call your attention particularly to the statement of policy on p. 5—“The Faith of the Freeman.” I think this magazine is the best thing that has happened among us “reactionaries” in a long time.
Looking forward to seeing you on Monday.[*]
*AR’s daily calendar lists “Hazlitt party” for Monday, November 13, 1950.