'Going Clear': Spanky Taylor on John Travolta, Priscilla Presley, and escaping Scientology - 2015-03-27

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F347.png 'Going Clear': Spanky Taylor on John Travolta, Priscilla Presley, and escaping Scientology March 27, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We're just two days away from Alex Gibney's documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, airing on HBO on Sunday at 8 pm. Today we have another screenshot from the movie for you, and it features Sylvia "Spanky" Taylor, someone we've known for a very long time.

Her involvement in Scientology and friendship with John Travolta are told masterfully by Lawrence Wright in the book that Gibney's film is based on. Her tale was also one of the most surprising things to show up in Larry's book, at least for us. Spanky had been a source for some of us reporters for a long time, helping us understand how Scientology worked, especially in Hollywood. But she had insisted that she never wanted to be written about. For Larry Wright she changed her mind, and we're glad she did. Her story is a crucial part of the book and also one of the best parts of the film.

We wanted to fill in just a few details you might be hungering for about this really unique person who has been careful about releasing information about her life.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = 'Going Clear': Spanky Taylor on John Travolta, Priscilla Presley, and escaping Scientology | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/03/27/going-clear-spanky-taylor-on-john-travolta-priscilla-presley-and-escaping-scientology/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = March 27, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}