To Louis P. Smith, treasurer of the Ford Hall Forum [Letter 474]

Item Reference Code: 107_19B_003_001

Date(s) of creation

March 31, 1961


Louis P. Smith


36 East 36th St.
New York 16, N.Y.

March 31, 1961

Mr. Louis P. Smith
The Ford Hall Forum
80 Boylston St.
Boston, Massachusetts

Dear Mr. Smith:

Thank you for your letter of March 27 and the enclosed check.

I am happy to tell you that I was very impressed with The Ford Hall Forum, the style and efficiency of its operation and its remarkably intellectual atmosphere, which is very rare these days. Please convey my sincere appreciation to Judge Lurie for the brilliant manner in which he conducted the meeting.[*]

My appearance before the Forum was a memorable and most enjoyable occasion, both for me and for my young friends.

I shall be delighted to appear again next year.

If you have a tape of my talk available, I shall be very pleased to receive it.



Ayn Rand



*Rueben L. Lurie, president and moderator of the Forum