What about after he died, and they went into his studio and it had a very large amount of empties in it? I know what that kind of scene looks like, and it doesn't usually mean the person was having a lot of friends over for cocktail parties. I've never heard anything to the contrary about Frank O. being a heavy drinker. The thought of it always saddened me. From what I can tell he at the very least was very withdrawn for quite some time around the end.
I could see getting into hitting it pretty hard in those times and conditions. I notice this topic, along with what had to be a very odd marriage at the end remains virtually unbreached compared to, er, other things.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not getting tabloid and cheap, here. But I don't think I'm the only one who has ever looked at the fact that their marriage was very tragic, he was isolated for a good period. And with that, the fact that Ayn Rand essentially died in a very alone, sad kind of way. It's all a terrible thing.
(Edited by Rich Engle on 8/02, 2:55pm)