The paranoid, depressed L. Ron Hubbard: Jim Dincalci's 1997 'Secret Lives' TV interview - 2015-02-16

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F347.png The paranoid, depressed L. Ron Hubbard: Jim Dincalci's 1997 'Secret Lives' TV interview February 16, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We have another uncut interview leaked for the first time from Channel 4's excellent 1997 documentary, Secret Lives — L. Ron Hubbard, this time with Hubbard's former medical officer, Jim Dincalci.

The documentary is one of the better ones made about Scientology, and it contains numerous short clips of people who knew Hubbard. A source is releasing to us the uncut segments with these participants for the first time. So far, we've seen interviews with Hubbard's literary agent, Forrest Ackerman, his press assistant and lover, Barbara Klowden, one of Hubbard's fellow science fiction colleagues, Arthur Jean Cox, and the former mayor of Clearwater, Florida, Gabe Cazares.

Jim Dincalci has continued to be a valuable resource. We talk to him on occasion, and he provided Russell Miller with key information for his great biography of Hubbard, Bare-Faced Messiah. And it's interesting to see him here, talking in particular about what it was like to live with Hubbard while the man was hiding out in Queens, New York from December 1972 to October 1973 while the yacht Apollo was in drydock back in Lisbon.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = The paranoid, depressed L. Ron Hubbard: Jim Dincalci's 1997 'Secret Lives' TV interview | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/02/16/the-paranoid-depressed-l-ron-hubbard-jim-dincalcis-1997-secret-lives-tv-interview/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = February 16, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}