Ma Anand Sheela exhorts a crowd of sannyasins at Rancho Rajneesh in the mid-1980s. She talked to film directors recently about those days. (Photo courtesy The Oregonian/OregonLive)
Hollywood came calling at my ranch last fall.
Chapman and Maclain Way found their way to my remote place from Los Angeles, determined to quiz me about one of the most amazing episodes in my long career – and in Oregon history.
In my guest cabin, the film directors set up lights, mounted their cameras, arranged the furniture and went at it, filming for more than two hours.
Tell us about this Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh. What about Ma Ananda Sheela? The names were as familiar as looking at a high school yearbook during a reunion.
As a reporter for The Oregonian, I was part of a team . . .