'Are you 100 percent American?' - 'Ross & Carrie' investigate joining Scientology - 2016-02-06

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F347.png 'Are you 100 percent American?' - 'Ross & Carrie' investigate joining Scientology February 6, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

In 1968, LIFE magazine published a lengthy investigation of Scientology that had been done in an enterprising way. Writer Alan Levy had decided to find out what Scientology was all about by joining it.

Levy went farther probably than any other journalist has in his pursuit, even though his effort is largely forgotten today. He had taken his first step in Manhattan, but eventually he went to England and reached Grade IV before he ended up at the home of L. Ron Hubbard himself, Saint Hill Manor, and gave up before moving on to Clear.

After Levy, the best example of someone joining Scientology to report on it was our friend Mark Ebner's hilarious experience that he wrote up for Spy magazine in 1996.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = 'Are you 100 percent American?' - 'Ross & Carrie' investigate joining Scientology | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/02/06/are-you-100-percent-american-ross-and-carrie-investigate-joining-scientology/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = February 6, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}