Vanity Fair, March Issue. The secret is out so I can post

ILove2Lurk

Lisbeth Salander
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Sindy

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Does anybody who posts on this board live in Clearwater who would have access to Clearwater High school Yearbooks to scan Shelly's image in the yearbook ?

I found this online. If you want better quality I think you would have to buy the book. This is the 1977 yearbook. Looks like her name is Michele.

 
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Karen#1

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Is that Tonja Burden on the left?

No, the girl to the left is Doreen Gilham. She married young Peter Gilham.
All 4 in the picture were original CMO messengers.

Doreen at a very tender age, say 24 or so had a freak horse back accident which killed her dead.
She had already left the Sea Org. I believe she had fled.

The girl on top is Gail Voegeding, who was made Commanding Officer CMO INT after Miscavige physically assaulted violently and removed her sister DeDe from post. (Dede was trying to call Pat Broeker to report DM violence and Miscavige found out, caught her at the pay phone, had her mauled into a black SUV and then...........)

Both DeDe and Gail joined David Mayo's Advanced Ability Center and then moved on.
 

CommunicatorIC

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Vanity Fair issue on Shelly Miscavige available for download 2/5/, on newsstand 2/11

Vanity Fair issue on Shelly Miscavige available for download 2/5/14, newsstand 2/11/14.

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From the vanity fair website:


For the full issue, subscribe now and get the digital edition, available February 5 for download. The magazine will be on national newsstands and available as an audio edition on February 11.
 

dchoiceisalwaysrs

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No, the girl to the left is Doreen Gilham. She married young Peter Gilham.
All 4 in the picture were original CMO messengers.

Doreen at a very tender age, say 24 or so had a freak horse back accident which killed her dead.
She had already left the Sea Org. I believe she had fled.

The girl on top is Gail Voegeding, who was made Commanding Officer CMO INT after Miscavige physically assaulted violently and removed her sister DeDe from post. (Dede was trying to call Pat Broeker to report DM violence and Miscavige found out, caught her at the pay phone, had her mauled into a black SUV and then...........)

Both DeDe and Gail joined David Mayo's Advanced Ability Center and then moved on.

Karen #1, I really appreciate all the vignettes and details of history you are providing to us. They are greatly appreciated and I would like to ask if you can include dates or 'circa' where ever possible to help us reconstruct and compare the information. Cheers :thumbsup:
 

secretiveoldfag

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The sulky redhead bottom right is Lea Seydoux, who appeared with Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.
 
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Udarnik

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So "Shelly" is a nickname for "Michele."

Did not know that.

Really? Is it a regional thing? Because in NoVA, MD and WVA when I was growing up, it was a pretty common diminutive. It was also used as a diminutive for a name I have not seen given outside the South: Richelle.

And Emma, what's your beef with it? Though if I ever do meet you, say at an SP Party (cough, cough), I'll probably wind up calling you Emma out of habit, anyway. :yes:
 

CommunicatorIC

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Why Shelly Miscavige, Once Scientology’s Queen, Was Dethroned by Her Husband David

Vanity Fair Link: Read Why Shelly Miscavige, Once Scientology’s Queen, Was Dethroned by Her Husband David
http://www.vanityfair.com/society/2014/03/shelly-miscavige-scientology-queen-de-throned

In the March issue of Vanity Fair, Ned Zeman gets to the bottom of one of Scientology’s great public mysteries: what happened to Shelly Miscavige, the once-beloved wife of the organization’s leader, David Miscavige. Out of sight since 2007, her whereabouts have remained such a conundrum that last year actress Leah Remini filed a missing-persons report after herself fleeing the Church. Below, in an excerpt from his profile, Zeman explains what happened when Shelly, once a high-level Scientology executive, fell from grace. For the full story, pick up an issue on newsstands today.

By Ned Zeman
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Many members regarded Shelly as Sea Org’s most valuable “shock absorber.” For starters, she was a master at back-channel diplomacy. Marc Headley recalls, “D.M. would come in and say, ‘You guys fucking suck! I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with you! You’re going to the Rehabilitation Project Force!’ ”—the punitive re-education program. “Shelly would come in five minutes or an hour later and say, ‘O.K., guys, you aren’t going to the R.P.F. Let’s figure out how we can get this done.’ ” Gary Morehead, a former Sea Org member, who was head of security at Int Base, says many church members had no idea just how much Shelly protected them. On the sly, he says, she would “adjust” some of the church’s most outrageous policies. When one of Miscavige’s rages portended violence, Shelly was the first and final line of defense. “She was the only person I ever saw try and put a check on his outbursts,” says Claire Headley. “She was the only person that would even try to intervene.”


She’d try to be discreet, employing a light nudge or a soothing whisper. Other times, she’d try to gently steer him out of the room: “Let’s go. Let’s not do this.” “There were times when he’d hit somebody, knock them off a chair, kick them,” Rathbun recalls. “When he’d go in for more, she would restrain him.” By 2004, Headley says, “Shelly was cowed. She was always stressed. She was never sleeping. She was just run ragged. Because of that, she was often in a bad mood, and that’s where some people would just say they hated her . . . But she was never an evil person, and I thought she really cared. It was just a god-awful situation.”



In late 2006, according to multiple sources, Shelly was tasked with a Sisyphean project. Already various Sea Org officers had tried and failed to satisfy Miscavige’s wishes for a new and improved “Org Board”—a corporate reshuffling, basically. Shelly, despite months of round-the-clock drafting and re-drafting, fared no better. Miscavige rejected everything.


At this point they were communicating from afar. Rather uncharacteristically, Miscavige had felt a strong and sudden need to spend time in Los Angeles, which housed the church’s publishing unit, about to peddle its latest book of Hubbardisms. In the meantime, at Int Base, Shelly went back to the Org Board. Then, for reasons known only to her, she made two executive decisions. Without Miscavige’s O.K., she disseminated the chart and informed people of their new titles and duties. Additionally, in order to facilitate renovations on Miscavige’s living quarters, she had some of his belongings boxed up and moved to a temporary housing unit, according to John Brousseau.


Within days, former colleagues say, Shelly seemed to know she was living on borrowed time. “She puttered about for maybe a week or two, being very sheepish and withdrawn,” Brousseau recalls. “Not really contributing. Telling her domestic staff not to bother taking care of her—that she could make her own meals. She’d say, ‘It’s all right,’ and sort of be very undeserving, knowing that she was in a crap-load of trouble.”


Mike Rinder, having just seen Miscavige, was cornered by Shelly. “She asked me whether he was wearing his platinum wedding ring or his gold one,” Rinder says, “like she didn’t want to ask if he was still wearing his wedding ring.” Soon Shelly was stripped of her duties and was shadowed by a watchful handler while attending her father’s funeral, according to Marc Headley. There she went to the bathroom and was approached by a former Scientologist who had been declared an S.P. and didn’t know where to turn. “Listen to me,” Headley claims Shelly said. “I fucked up, and I’m not going to be able to help you.”



 

Boson Wog Stark

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In the Vanity Fair article, it says that at Gold Base, Shelly and David had separate bedrooms and that they were never once seen touching each other or being affectionate. I'm not talking about near the end, I'm talking about since they were married or at least while they were at Gold Base together. Isn't that peculiar?

Before they were married, did Miscavige show any interest in women at all?
 

myrklix

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FWIW, I grew up in the New York City area and, as a child, called my older sister Michele "Shelly". (Now that we're grown she prefers Michele.)

Really? Is it a regional thing? Because in NoVA, MD and WVA when I was growing up, it was a pretty common diminutive. It was also used as a diminutive for a name I have not seen given outside the South: Richelle.

And Emma, what's your beef with it? Though if I ever do meet you, say at an SP Party (cough, cough), I'll probably wind up calling you Emma out of habit, anyway. :yes:
 

Enthetan

Master of Disaster
In the Vanity Fair article, it says that at Gold Base, Shelly and David had separate bedrooms and that they were never once seen touching each other or being affectionate. I'm not talking about near the end, I'm talking about since they were married or at least while they were at Gold Base together. Isn't that peculiar?

Before they were married, did Miscavige show any interest in women at all?

I've long suspected that DM is gay. Perhaps bi, but I strongly suspect he's predominantly gay.
 

Teanntás

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Wow - I wonder if the article will give any details/dox about the LAPD's efforts re: the missing person report reportedly filed by Leah Remini.
It would be interesting to (finally) see exactly what they did/didn't do to ascertain Shelly Miscavige's well-being.

JB

No details about the LAPD's efforts. Great article. Circulation about 1.2 million. Another nail in the COBfin !
 
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