Hollywood Undercover Author, Ian Halperin, Talks Scientology, Racism and Bigotry On Glosslip Radio
Glosslip is excited to announce NYT's best-selling author, Ian Halperin will be joining us for his first in-depth intervivew in a special 90-minute segment (this Sunday, Jan 27, 10:00pm EST) to discuss his latest book, Hollywood Undercover - US release date Jan 18 via Amazon.. We welcome you to join in the discussion or listen to Sunday's show, click here. If you would like to call in and talk to Ian, Glosslip Radio's call-in number is (646) 476-0139. You can also set a reminder from the above link for the show.
So what's Hollywood Undercover all about? A brief summary from Amazon:
In Hollywood Undercover, [Ian] gives us a unique and scandalous glimpse behind the scenes of the movie business. This time he poses as an aspiring actor and soon finds himself with an agent, a job offer (admittedly in a hardcore porn film) and ultimately a part in The Aviator, directed by Martin Scorcese. In the interim, he is surprised to uncover anti-Semitism in Hollywood; infiltrates the Church of Scientology whose celebrity stable includes Tom Cruise and John Travolta; and meets numerous A-listers including Brad Pitt, Barbra Streisand and Leonardo DiCaprio, who give him the inside track on what life in Hollywood is really like.
All the Hollywood's glam aside, what I found most fascinating was Ian's experience with the Church of Scientology.
Sunday's Glosslip Radio will focus on the disturbing first-hand accounts Ian discovered during his "bizarre tour of the Scientology Celebrity Centre on Hollywood Boulevard and his visit to world headquarters where a Church cameraman documents his every move from behind a bush, and where an official offers to turn him straight through a series of courses called "auditing."
Posing as a "gay man seeking to be cured of his homosexuality" Ian was granted entrance into the hallowed halls of the Church, and his unique bravado gave him not only access, but clearance to film what he saw. Unlike the other big Scientology expose by Andrew Morton, which is based on hearsay and speculation, Ian's goes inside and you won't believe what he saw and heard. An added bonus, Ian captured much of his experience in a series of videos - check them out here.Continued on the next page