Robert Vaughn Young on L. Ron Hubbard's final days - another 'Secret Lives' video outtake - 2015-04-02
Robert Vaughn Young was a national spokesman for Scientology, and he had the unenviable task of editing L. Ron Hubbard's ten-part science fiction mess Mission Earth, which came out between 1985 and 1987. (Hubbard died in January 1986).
RVY, as he was known, left Scientology in 1989, and eight years later he was featured in the excellent Channel 4 documentary, Secret Lives — L. Ron Hubbard. For several weeks now, we've been bringing you original footage and outtakes from the documentary for the very first time. And today, we have Robert Vaughn Young, talking primarily about Hubbard's final days.
Previous segments that we've released from the Secret Lives files have featured Hubbard's literary agent, Forrest Ackerman, his press assistant and lover, Barbara Klowden, one of Hubbard's fellow science fiction colleagues, Arthur Jean Cox, the former mayor of Clearwater, Florida, Gabe Cazares, Hubbard's former medical officer, Jim Dincalci, archivist Gerry Armstrong, former Los Angeles Times reporter and postwar Hubbard roommate, Nieson Himmel, and Washington State Representative Robert MacDonald Ford, who knew Hubbard and his first wife well.