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      Visions of L. Ron

      September 22, 2012

      Photos By Matthew Frost
      Artwork By Rick Altergott
      Stylist: Annette Lamothe-Ramos

      Photo Assistant: Bobby Doherty; Hair: Ashley Nicole Grobmeier; Makeup: Erin Green
      Models: Casie C. at Wilhelmina, Hannah Davis at IMG, Alex Glenday at Next, and Zhanna at Mc2
      Photocollage and retouching by Daniel Hong; Special thanks to Fast Ashleys Studios

      To be clear (and because our lawyers insisted on crystal clarity): The following fashion spread is based on reinterpretations of covers of six of our favorite L. Ron Hubbard story compilations, all of which were appropriated from classic science fiction pulps in which the stories first appeared.

      In honor of the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, The Master, VICE will be cherry-picking articles from our vault of the peculiar and grotesque that have to do with strange sects and cults. Keep checking VICE.com throughout the week as we roll out more religious weirdness.

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      Topics: scientology, Cults, style, weird, Weird Science, Weird Science Issue, Strange, idiots, pulp