Being with Prabhupada was like being in an endless movie. One moment you were part of an epic adventure-thriller like Ben- Hur or Where Eagles Dare, and the next moment you were in a newsreel, a documentary, or an evocative travelogue. You went from sidesplitting comedy to deep tragedy in a few frames of time. The contents of letters written to Prabhupada ranged from juicy high drama to dry field reports; from soap-operatic Dear Abbeys to heavenly expressions of love. Prabhupada was the producer-director for an ever-changing kaleidoscope of actors and scripts, and Los Angeles was his home base of choice. The weather was perfect here year round, and what is done in L.A. today, the whole world does tomorrow. From the Culver City temple it was just a few short blocks to the main gates of MGM Studios, where The Wizard of Oz was filmed and where “Gunsmoke” and “Jeopardy!” beamed out each week to millions of homes…Over the following days, Prabhupada delivers a consistent series of lectures, a powerful exposition of this most essential of all Vedic knowledge, ready-made for TV. With all the flowers, devotee glee, and children coming forward for sweets from Prabhupada’s hand, it is a remarkable piece of transcendental show business.