L. Ron Hubbard would have got nowhere without two advantages which, in hindsight, he was extremely fortunate to enjoy: great charisma and a lot of devoted friends and followers. When he was doing the research for Bare-Faced Messiah, Russell Miller conducted interviews with a number of people who had known Hubbard at various times of his life - family, friends and followers. The documents linked below are the transcripts of these interviews. Curiously, even though several remembered Hubbard behaving in a sometimes appalling manner towards those in his power, the great majority remembered him with some affection.
A few more transcripts will be appearing here in the near future.
Robert MacDonald Ford - US Senator & friend of Ron, 1938 - c1947
Nieson Himmel - Ron's roommate in Jack Parsons' mansion, 1946
"Barbara Kaye" - Ron's lover, 1950 - 1951
Richard DeMille - Aide to Hubbard, 1950 - 1952
Ken Urquhart - "LRH Personal Communicator", 1969 - c1975
Kima Douglas - Hubbard's medical officer, 1973 - 1980
David Mayo - Hubbard's personal auditor, 1973 - 1980
Nancy Dincalci - Make-up artist for Hubbard's films, 1977 - 1979
Read Russell Miller's
11 January 1997