From the Archives: MK-Ultra Researcher Dr. Jolly Lecture on Hippies

Dr. Louis Jolyon West, or “Dr. Jolly” as he was known to some was a fascinating character. Known today mainly for his work on mind control he was also involved in the civil rights movement, took part in the Jack Ruby investigation, the Patty Hearst Trial, investigated Jonestown, fought Scientology, headed the Cult Awareness Network and much more. I was doing some digging today in regards to an upcoming project that has required me to do a deep dive into rare materials, some unavailable online or only found in certain archives by request. During this search, I found this gem of an artifact. Dr. West, who was mentioned in Tom O’Neill’s book on Charles Manson due to his proximity to the Haight-Ashbury scene where he had a “pad” he lived in to observe the hippies as well as “treating them” in his free clinic, gives a talk in the late 60s entitled “Hippies, Teenyboppers and the Asphalt Sherwood Forest.” After a few minute intro with some background from me you can listen to it in its entirety here.

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