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S.O. Uniforms

Discussion in 'Gold Base, Freewinds, and FLAG' started by DartSmohen, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. paradox

    paradox ab intra silentio vera

    All Your Org Are Belong To Us

    Perhaps Anonymous should revive it.

    "All your org are belong to us - Anonymous" :hysterical:
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2008
  2. Twin A

    Twin A Patron with Honors

    The film crew had their own * advices advising them what their uniforms should be. I didn't know this at the time, but LRH had trouble with his vision and he did not like to wear glasses in public, so he designed uniforms so that he could see and recognize the crew easily.

    We all had to have on shirts corresponsding to what job we were assigned in the film crew. They all had large black lettering across the back to label us, like clay demo pieces..

    Green-- Sets Department.
    Tan --- Props Dept.
    Grey--- Camera Dept.
    Yellow --Costumes
    Red -- Script Supervisor
    Black -- Gaffers (Lighting guys)
    Purple paisley --SFX
    off-white/cream color -- Asst Dir.
    blue -- Make Up
    purple -- Art Dept.
    Light Green -- Grip Dept.
    Maroon -- Talent/casting Dept.

    When I was a Cine Messenger in 1984, I had to wear a black and white checkered shirt with a red cravat and white shorts. I looked like a racing flag with legs. It was embarassing.

    Definately part of the cult was catering to LRH's eccentricities and whims!

    My favorite uniform part was my dark blue wool peacoat. I wasn't allowed to wear it much anymore when I got my film crew uniform :bigcry: So, on Sunday mornings or on days when I got to have civies on for various reasons, I'd wear it with jeans :happydance: I had silver buttons because I was a CPO. Sometimes I would wear my jeans, with my black leather lace up work boots, tuck the jeans into the boots and have my peacoat on. It was stylish I thought :coolwink: Oh, and in the early 90's I had really really long hair and I'd get it kind of permed, kind of wrinkled and wavy, so I had sort of big hair.

    Then, later on, I had to turn the peacoat back in to the Dir of Disbursements because she had a "shortage" of uniform parts and therefore I could not have a jacket that I hardly used :bigcry: She gave it to someone else.
    I thought my way of wearing it was better "PR" wise :coolwink:
  3. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Mine too. This was at Saint Hill, 1975-1985. It was before they were issued as standard uniform, but I had picked up one at some jumble sale, and used to wear it in cold weather with a white silk scarf and green trilby, complete with feather. It was a loss when I moved to LA and had to leave it behind. I was issued with a "proper" one in 1988/9 when the uniforms became more, well, uniform, but only wore it once and someone later stole it. LA didn't require much peacoat use.

  4. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor

    I've recommended this to others before, but, considering your experience, you might get a special kick out of it. It's a book called 'The Mind Game' by Norman Spinrad that's based carefuly on Scientology, about a kiddie show director whose wife gets sucked into Transformationalism (Scientology) through the Celebrity Centre and who, in trying to get her back, joins the Cult, learns how to dodge the Mind Fuck and eventually ends up being used as one of their first 'real' directors on the beginning 'Film' projects.

    The review at Amazon is pretty good, and I'd suggest reading it, but also reading the book itself, which is really good.

    Teaser; the director, Jack Weller also ends up getting laid by Mary Sue and drunk with Ron :)

  5. Twin A

    Twin A Patron with Honors

    Thanks for the link about the book, I'll have to check it out. Wonder if this has anything to do with Dror Soref...he directed some films for LRH in the mid 70's such as The Case He Couldn't Crack with Richard Nunlee, Charlie Rush and other early SO Members. He may have even done the "Freedom" film with Boyd in it, and Karen Black, and some other early Scn celebs. I think Boyd does a head shot framed in front of the Griffith Park Observatory telescope if my memory serves me correctly.
  6. free1996

    free1996 Patron with Honors

    Anyone have the S.O. trunk? I have one to buy it.

    Do you remember the trunk you got your class A's and summer white's in? My grandfather loves trunks and would buy it, paint over it. He stores everything in those.
    I hated the uniforms, people always got me confused with the military. The boiler suits were comfortable but too tight..I looked like a porn star in a boiler suit!!
  7. Zinjifar

    Zinjifar Silver Meritorious Sponsor


    It's not the boiler suit, it's all about the filling :)

  8. paradox

    paradox ab intra silentio vera

  9. pomfritz

    pomfritz Patron with Honors

    I never got a chance to see a lot of the old tech/PR films, I wonder if they are out there tucked away on the net somewhere? I have seen the classic Professional TR's Film, over and over and was just amazed at how poorly done that film was every single time I watched it.
  10. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    I don't ever recall seeing one single snippet from a tech film online.

  11. Twin A

    Twin A Patron with Honors

    I don't think those films will ever end up on the internet legally...

    Man.. the big portion of what "Scientology" I was exposed to were in those films. It's a different clique within Scientology, those who worked on the tech films and those who saw the old ones, worked on the new ones and know how many of LRH's stupid script ideas actually never even got shot. There was one public film that LRH wrote a treatment for that was about a Frog going to court to sue because man had been compared to it. It was called "duality" or something like that. It was seriously bizarre, like an adult Captain Kangaroo movie. There was also "Influencing the Planet" which was some kind of propaganda piece to show all the great ideas LRH had had and how they became part of the society. It balked on the research. I think someone named Rod Jenkins was helping on the project, called the 50 treatments project, and Sue Johnson (Charles Johnson's wife) and one other guy, a younger guy who didn't qual for INT and so was doomed to work in PAC on this weird project. They had to basically take something LRH did, such as when he was using an e-mter on the tomato, and then find something significant in some scientific journal AFTERWARDS that could have/maybe was/ or was influenced or accomplished because of what LRH had done or said. It was an impossible script to write.

    Then there was the treatment about the Scientology Drug Rundown, LRh had written scenes in it that included Sea Org A/V staff falling asleep on post at a mix board, at some complicated techno job--- and then they get CSd for and do the Scn Drug Rundown and are miraculously cured of falling asleep on post. That's a foot bullet script if I ever heard of one.

    It's no wonder that these never got scripted and shot.

    If ASI was smart, it would make a film out of LRH's book, the Automagic Horse. I thought that would make a good movie. It's about a guy who designs a robot horse that looks just like a real horse for a movie shoot. The horse is very realistic except that when it runs it doesn't sweat or breath hard. He gets talked into entering it illegally into some horse races to make a bunch of money. If they change the end to having him fess up and turn the money back in, give it to the second place winner, that would be a good moral story but I can't remember if he just takes the money and runs or what in the real story. Knowing LRH, he probably keeps the stolen money and uses it for his own science project or something.

    The worst film I ever saw some video footage of was of LRH's attempt at the "How to Set up a Session and an E-Meter film." LRH actually got a bunch of staff to put shoe polish or some kind of black coloring, all over their bodies, and dress up like African's, the film story takes place in an imaginary country called something like Mahalawee Araficki. Unbelievable how horrible the footage looked, like a bunch of white women and men pretending to be Africans. Not complementary to Africans at all. The talent Chf Gold had made the mistake of letting one of our hired talent (on the film shot by Gold in 92), a real African man, see some video of the earlier film and he was tremendously offended. He refused to act the part in the least bit how LRH had directed it and walked off the set. He eventually got handled by one of the Gold miracle PR gurus and he played the part with dignity. I think she told him that LRh had not really directed the horrible video he had seen, but some other director.
  12. Div6

    Div6 Crusader

    Wow...Rod Jenkins. He didn't last too long at Gold as I recall. Came back to his old org as LRH comm, finished his contract and drifted off into the sunset.

    We gotta get our hands on "The Confessionals" out-take reel....

    (Cue Mission Impossible sound track....)
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  14. Mest Lover

    Mest Lover Not Sea Org Qualified

    My renos cap & my seahorse tie tack.

    I have other stuff also, later on..