L. Ron Hubbard is contracted by Hermitage House Publishing to write Dianetics. In the first week of March he completes Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.L. Ron Hubbard writes Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science for magazine publication to promote and accompany the release of Dianetics.
On 9 May 1950, Dianetics is released and appears on the New York Times best seller list, 18 June 1950. It remains on the best seller list for twenty-eight consecutive weeks and launches a national movement which will soon become the fastest growing such movement in America.
On 7 June L. Ron Hubbard delivers his first recorded lectures on Dianetics in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where the Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation is formed.
On 10 August, after moving to a new residence in Los Angeles, California, L. Ron Hubbard delivers a lecture on Dianetics to a sell-out crowd of over 6,000 people at the Shrine Auditorium. Through the remainder of the year, L. Ron Hubbard continues to tour and speak in major cities and by the end of December he has delivered over one hundred lectures and crisscrossed the country.
Los Angeles Lecture Series and Transcripts: August 29-30, 1950
Oakland Public Lecture Series and Transcripts: September 1950