I have been a fan of Ayn Rand's for decades. While I don't believe in all of her philosophy of Objectivism, I do believe in a great deal of it. Which is why I was delighted to hear that Steve Ihnat was apparently an Objectivist too...or at least, a favorite of Ayn Rand's. According to Sally Ihnat-Marshall, Steve's widow, Ayn Rand wanted Steve to direct a movie version of Atlas Shrugged.
(I interviewed Sally just a couple of days ago, and as soon as its transcribed I'll upload it to Brief Candle, my tribute to Steve Ihnat.
I just checked YouTube, and there are a lot of videos there featuring Rand.
Here's one, where she was interviewed by Mike Wallace in 1959. An interview of her with Phil Donahue is also there, and more.