Thousands Gather in Los Angeles to Celebrate the Centennial of Author, Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard

Saturday March 19th saw thousands gather in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium and across venues in major United States cities to attend the centennial celebrations of the life, works and many contributions of L. Ron Hubbard. (http://www.lronhubbard.org).

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 21, 2011

Thousands gathered in Los Angeles at the historic “Shrine Auditorium” for the 100th Birthday Celebration of author, humanitarian and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986). It was simultaneously screened the same evening across dozens of cities around the world. From Sydney to Los Angeles and from New York to London, people turned out in the thousands for the L. Ron Hubbard Centennial Celebration.

Celebrations at LA’s Historic Entertainment Landmark "The Shrine Auditorium" started Saturday mid afternoon with music and entertainment with thousands in attendance. The main feature in the auditorium followed and was viewed by over six thousand people and included a two-hour biographical presentation of L. Ron Hubbard’s life. Twenty newly produced autobiographical video presentations were also released that highlight pivotal points of Mr. Hubbard’s life. (available online: http://www.lronhubbard.org).

L. Ron Hubbard himself lectured to an audience of six thousand at the Shrine Auditorium on August 10, 1950, shortly after releasing Dianetics on May 9th, 1950. Since its release, Dianetics (http://www.dianetics.org) has appeared on over 600 bestseller lists, including 100 weeks on the New York Times’ list.

Born in Tilden, Nebraska on March 13th, 1911, the son of a Naval Officer, L. Ron Hubbard’s adventures and travels began at an early age by becoming the nation’s youngest Eagle Scout at 13 in 1924. By the age of 19 he had traveled over 250,000 miles before the advent of air travel throughout America, the Caribbean and the Far East. These travels brought Mr. Hubbard face to face with many different cultures where he witnessed widespread social degradation.

L. Ron Hubbard is known as one of the most prolific writers of the 20th Century, publishing 138 short stories, novelettes and novels during the 1930’s and 1940’s. His early writing career funded his continued research into the mind and the nature of man, only interrupted by his military service during WWII where he saw action both in the Atlantic and the Pacific. In 1948 Mr. Hubbard served as a Special Officer of the LAPD which was the basis for his discoveries on the cause and prevention of crime now a part of his humanitarian programs.

Mr. Hubbard’s research over several decades culminated with the release of "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," and several years later came his founding of the Scientology religion. Continuously researching in order to help his fellow man, L. Ron Hubbard later developed humanitarian programs for drug rehab, detoxification, criminal reform, education, literacy and his non-religious common-sense guide to better living – “The Way to Happiness.” (http://www.twth.org)

His total body of literary accomplishments, fiction and non-fiction, expanded to become the largest single works for any individual – 35 million words, 12,000 writings and 3,000 recorded lectures. L. Ron Hubbard is the single most translated and published author today.

Mr. Hubbard once said, “I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days,” stated Monica Sanz Polo, President of the Friends of L. Ron Hubbard Foundation, who added, “His life long humanitarian works have been improving the lives and futures of millions of people and communities around the world. The life of Mr. Hubbard definitely gives us something to celebrate."