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LaVey disseminated his legend through interviews with journalists, personal discussion with his disciples, and two LaVey-approved [auto]biographies apparently ghostwritten by LaVey himself. The first of these, 's The Devil's Avenger credited to LaVey associate Burton Wolfeembellished on the fabrications Wolfe had already sketched in his introduction to the Satanic Bible.
The second, 's Secret Life of a Satanist credited to Anton szandor lavey satan speaks Barton, LaVey's live-in secretary and mother of his soncontradicted many of LaVey's own claims in the earlier volume, while putting forth new legends for public consumption.
As social historians and scholars of occult movements begin to study LaVey's life and times in anton szandor lavey satan speaks objective historical context, a wealth of information concerning the man beneath the Devil horns has come to light.
This brief checklist is a concise guide to separating the deliberate prevarications from the human, all-too-human facts.
For brevity's sake, only the most well-known aspects of the legend will be clarified here. Claimed that "Anton Szandor LaVey" was his genuine birth name.
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Born "Howard Stanton Levey". Claimed his parents were Joseph and Augusta LaVey. Parents were Michael and Gertrude Levey. Claimed he was introduced to the Dark Side by his Transylvanian Gypsy grandmother, who regaled him as a child with supernatural folklore and tales of vampires and werewolves.
ASL's grandmother was not Transylvanian nor of Gypsy stock. anton szandor lavey satan speaks
Despite his frequent claims, ASL had no Gypsy ancestry. Relatives, including ASL's parents.
There the teenaged ASL was shown top-secret films inspired by Satanic cult lodges and their rituals. ASL claimed that the "German" rituals anton szandor lavey satan speaks his book The Satanic Rituals were actual transcripts of the filmed rituals he saw as a youth.
Young Howard spent the entirety of in suburban northern California, and never visited Germany at any time in his life. The uncle who he claimed brought him to Germany was incarcerated at McNeill Island Penitentiary for involvement with Al Capone-related criminal activity duringand was never in the armed forces.
Allied martial law forbade U.
Wells' famous novel The Island of Dr. The year-old ASL played second oboe with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, making him the youngest musician ever to play with that prestigious institution.
There was no "San Francisco Ballet Orchestra" in The San Francisco Ballet was accompanied by a local orchestra, whose records show that none of its three oboists was named "Levey" or "LaVey". The Anton szandor lavey satan speaks employed the year-old as a lion tamer.
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He then replaced the Circus calliope player, accompanying such famous Beatty acts as the Concellos, Harold Alanza, and the Cristianis. The voluminous Beatty archives show no record of a "Levey" or "LaVey" as lion tamer or musician.
There he met a young stripper named Marilyn Monroe, with whom he had a passionate love affair in the period before her rise to film stardom. According to ASL, Monroe had resorted anton szandor lavey satan speaks stripping to pay her rent.