Lost Classic That Never Was – Part 9
In this part Peter asks Howard to design Cortlandt Homes – the scene is a bit different from the original. Other stuff happens too – and Cab Calloway performs Minnie The Moocher.
What’s all this about then? It’s You Can Take Your Fountainhead With You And Swing It – an old movie I’d really enjoy watching only it never was made or existed or anything. It uses scenes from the 1949 movie The Fountainhead but adds in a whole bunch of other characters and some musical numbers. A bit of madness really.
So this bit begins with Howard over at the Wynand’s and as the threesome look over Howard’s plans for their dream home, Dominique loses it and says that she can’t live there. Basically she tries to make Howard walk out and fails. Because he’s a Superman. And possibly doesn’t give a damn about Dominique – not what Ayn Rand wants you to think but really it’s hard not to draw that conclusion.
Cab Calloway performs Minnie the Moocher. In the audience is Peter who bemoans the current downturn in his career to Ellsworth, prompting Ellsworth to tell him about Corbin Cortlandt’s plans for low cost housing. And the site is already secured.
Ann passes on the information to Rosie.
Peter meets with Howard, hoping that Roark will collaborate with Keating & Kirby to design Cortlandt Homes. Howard refuses and instead schools Peter on his philosophy of work.
Peter returns to the office and tells Rosie and Ann about the meeting.
Edee sings at a launch event for the development of Cortlandt Homes.
Gail reads through an article about Peter Keating’s design for Cortlandt Homes and instantly recognizes it as Howard’s work.
Howard agrees to go on a vacation with Gail, on his yacht. When she gets him alone Dominique tries to persuade Howard not to go.
The first half of this never was movie.