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Nov 3, 1979 Scientologists' targets say, I told you so... — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: link, news.google.com, news.google.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
If the Church of Scientology aimed to "take control" of Clearwater, it has succeeded, former Clearwater Mayor Gabe Cazares declared Friday. "Clearwater is the first city to be occupied . . . by a master plan by a destructive cult," he said. "Until recently, the Scientologists had won the battle over the minds and hearts of Clearwater residents," said Cazares, who has long been an outspoken critic of the church, which has a headquarters in Clearwater. But Cazares said recent revelations ...
Dec 1, 1978 Playboy interview: John Travolta // A candid conversation with the hottest young star in America — Playboy
Oct 22, 1978 Scientology: Another pop psychology? — Chronicle-Telegram More: link
Forgive the digression, but as a child, I had a fool-proof method for falling asleep. If I were lying wide-awake in bed, I would categorize my thoughts, imagining my mind was a room full of filing cabinets. Into each of these files (not unlike the ones where the Mouseketeers kept their cartoons) went one worry or problem. By the time the data was transferred, I would be asleep. The point being that I viewed my mind as something akin to a ...
Aug 27, 1978 Scientology: A long trail of controversy — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
On May 14, 1951,
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
wrote to the U.S. attorney general to plead for help in fending off a Communist conspiracy, dedicated, he averred, to destroying him. "When, when, when," he wrote, "will we have a roundup?" Rambling through
seven single-spaced typewritten pages
, the letter was, to all appearances, the heartfelt cry of a troubled man. A successful science fiction writer in the 1940s, L. Ron Hubbard, as he signed himself, had gone on to bigger things. ...
Aug 14, 1978 Up Front: Federal prosecutors unveil the astonishing intrigues of the Scientology church — People magazine More: link
Since its founding by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, Scientology has been among the growth stocks on the self-help market: a quasireligious, quasiscientific cult that has attracted three million U.S. followers (some highly touted celebrities among them) and estimated annual revenues in the hundreds of millions, much of it tax-exempt. Until recently Scientology's only certifiable vice was eccentricity, but within a week a federal grand jury in Washington is expected to hand down a bulging sheaf ...
Jul 1, 1978 Grooves presents Travolta — Grooves
Jul 1, 1978 John Travolta: His mother's story — McCall's
Jun 15, 1978 Struttin' his stuff // Make no mistake, John Travolta is beholden to no one — Rolling Stone
Apr 3, 1978 High steppin' to stardom // John Travolta own the street, and his Fever seems contagious — TIME Magazine
Mar 1, 1977 John Travolta — Playgirl Magazine
The overnight sensation of Welcome Back Kotter is determined to be more than just an overnight sensation
It happens every few years. The long arm of teen worship reaches out for an unsuspecting, sensual young actor and hurtles him into absolute superstardom. Huge sacks of fan letters pour in daily. Hysterical mob scenes materialize. Record contracts are offered, regardless of any particular ability. And then, as quickly as the fever had hit, the hunger moves on to someone else.
Twenty-two-year-old John ...
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