Saturday, March 17, 2012

WOW WHAT A STORY! Interviews with Barbara Kaye.

"Barbara Kaye" (a pseudonym) was a pretty blonde 20-year-old in 1950 when
she became L. Ron Hubbard's PR assistant and, before long, his lover. For
the next year she was in a unique position to see the changes in Hubbard
during his meteoric rise and fall from 1950-51. In 1986, she was
interviewed by the British writer and journalist Russell Miller for his
biography of Hubbard, Bare-Faced Messiah. The following is a transcript
of the two interviews conducted by Miller. Her reminiscences give a
fascinating insight into Hubbard's mental state at the time.

In one part she says, "He interviewed me for the job. I had read about him, had read about Dianetics.
At that time I had been through university with a major in psychology - he
bounced ideas off me because he had no background whatsoever in psychology.
He told me that before he wrote Dianetics, because he had no background in
psychology, he went to the University of Chicago library and asked for the
latest book on psychology and read this book - that was the only thing he had
ever read on the subject."

Click here to read the full interview. It is very informative.

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