MISSING DIARY OF
THREE YEARS OUT
OF HER LIFE: JULY 1977 TO MARCH 1980
'THE LADY WHO STRIPS FOR GOD & DANCES TO SAVE MEN'S SOULS'
KELLIE EVERTS' LIFE, 'I STRIP FOR GOD'
Kellie returns to dancing after three years as a community organizer and minister in New York City. (1974-77 see site numerous images & stories on ministry.) Featured newspaper story and large photo in San Juan Press. (See site)
sermon (sermons started Sept. 23, 1973) at the Melody Burlesque Theater,
48th and Broadway. Reporter from New York Times takes pictures. (see
Kellie hits the front page of the Montreal Star and The Gazette on November 18, working at the Sex-Tuple Club. "Stripper Peels For Church" and "Kellie Spreading the Word and Gets Down to Bare Facts." Appearing on the front page of the Star, and front of the Entertainment section of Gazette (large photos) in one day creates quite a stir.
Kellie begins a three-month engagement as the star of the 'Minsky's Follies' at the Chicago Playboy Club.
A. Many hardships and victories experienced recounted on the site as the 'I Strip For God' article.
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B. Columnist Bob Greene in the Chicago Sun-Times interview of Kellie is published,syndicated in 65 papers, called "Stripper For Christ," January 9, first day of the show. This type of attention makes waves with other cast members, and they begin a campaign of persecution.
room fills with supernatural light, Jesus speaks to her and gives her
Three Rings of Light On Her Left Hand. He asks Kellie what three wishes
she wants granted in honor of this betrothal and promises, 'YOU WILL
DIE IN MY ARMS.'
Amidst attacks of various kinds from the cast and certain members of the management, Kellie is continually courted by the press. She has begun her campaign at the command of God, who said to her, "Get into every media venue that you can. This way you will reach more people than standing on the street handing out papers." (Kellie was spending her days off (Sunday) preaching the need for prayer, especially the Rosary of Our Blessed Mother.)
She appears on all the talk shows in Chicago, some more than once. She also does an article for Playboy that will have sixteen photos of her in the July 1978 issue (see further below for article). This media success (which Kellie works on during her off hours) garners increased jealousy from a few members, who redouble their efforts to torment her. God also removes consolation from her so that her pains are increased. She feels three months of (except for the special graces) a 'dark night of the soul.'
C. Last day of the show, her anguish is made complete.
While Kellie performs, jealous members play a flushing toilet, get her best friend 'Joy LeNuit' to dance behind her imitating her. When she takes her bow they hit her with 'pies' in the face and breasts. (This was not done in the spirit of fun with Kellie, but laughing AT Kellie, by those who had done a lot of mischief throughout the engagement.) She never took revenge on anyone, saying to her friend, "My success will be my revenge."
For years now - since 1968 - Kellie has been struggling with the desire for celibacy. Finally, Our Holy Mother appears to her, asking her to take the vow 'not to have sex with men' any more. The Blessed Virgin gives her the grace to keep the vow, and in the year 2006 it is still intact.
Supreme Moment in the life of Kellie Everts. With friend Betty Jane
Allsup the Message of Fatima is preached in front of the White House,
(in Lafayette Park.) There are at least four television cameras and
dozens of reporters including Associated Press. They do not realize
it at the time, but world events will change quickly according to the
words of Our Lady of Fatima. All that Mary asks for will occur after
this event. In October the Pope from behind the Iron Curtain will be
sees a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary commissions Kellie to
show the whole world Her Immaculate Heart. A great Cross comes from
the sky, and is dipped into a pool of milk, then returns to the sky.
Kellie does not understand this vision until many years later, when
Jesus tells her that He is the Cross, and Mary is the milk, by his coming
to earth was merged in her humanity and then returned to Heaven. This
stresses the fact of the union of the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts -
Jesus and Mary are One.
Kellie flies to California for a national interview on "Stripping for God."
PLAYBOY'S ROVING EYE
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Playboy article comes out with sixteen photos of Kellie 'Stripping For God'.
Several different newspapers do stories on Kellie - covers of Minuet and New Saturday, the Sunday Express, the National Examiner, and the Journal of Montreal in French.
Gets on National French and English TV news. The speech is "God Wants National Unity in Canada." The next day the Prime minister campaigns for it. Kellie hits front page in Ottawa and gets coverage by the Canadian Press (the A.P. of Canada).
Kellie Everts preaches in front of the Canadian Parliament Peace Tower - Ottawa - August 1, 1978. Gets on national French and English TV News. The speech is "God wants national unity in Canada." (There was a brauha regarding separating Montreal from Canada, turning it French.) The next day Prime Minister Trudeau goes on TV to promote national unity, and soon after, Queen Elizabeth arrives from England to campaign for it. Kellie hits the front page in Ottawa and the national Canadian Press covers her. (In fact, it was an idea given her by a Canadian reporter who photographed her during the great Wash. D.C. speech. He was soon on his way to Canada and suggested to Kellie to go there and preach in front of the Parliament. Kellie took him up on it. As she entered the airport in Canada she heard the conflict about separatism and knew what it was the appropriate subject for her sermon.) If Kellie looks like she is tired, she was. She was so excited and nervous she could not sleep a wink all night. After the speech she was driven back to Montreal by a reporter (who also drove her there) and had to do four shows, dancing. It was all she could do to stay awake for the shows. But this was her nature - no matter how hard a project was, she had to do it if it was for God and publicity.)
Playboy picture & letter on Kellie's speech in Washington D.C.
It is at this job that Kellie is notified her mother is dying of cancer. She is well aware of some of her mother's sins, the seven abortions, as well as the abuse heaped upon herself and others. She prays to God,
'Do not let her go to Hell, I will pay for her sins.'
Years later she is told the prayer bore fruit. (It is because of this event that Kellie spends extra time in the church across the street from the theater.)
Front page Binghamton Press-Sun Bulletin, two T.V. news and a talk show. Appearing in a local nightclub, the pillars of society come to see Kellie. The Mayor and chief of police are there for her last night. They have brought their families and say they are sad that Kellie is leaving. All try to make her stay longer. Little do they know how much she is suffering on this job. First her mother is dying of cancer. Second, the motel where she is had no restaurant or market nearby, and no telephone in the rooms. (She is without car, the management rarely provide help of any sort....taxies to get to a market miles away are exorbitant. These club owners, in all the years Kellie worked, never once asked her if she had need of anything. Nor do they ever THINK about what the dancer might be lacking.... Kellie lives on boxes of dry cereal most of the two weeks. She worked at a club once that had only a pizza parlor nearby, and that was all she ate for two weeks. Could not eat pizza again for years!) She is stranded. But the worst part is, she is deathly afraid of the owner, who went into a rage during an argument and Kellie runs out and calls the police. She does return when the the owners wife begs her to. She finishes the job under extreme strain.
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in Playboy 9 times and hopes that Playboy
Kellie's bust on the table of contents
11 News in New York does a story on Kellie, and features the testimony
of a dancer, Betty Jane Allsup, she has helped.
Kellie's mother, 54, dies of cancer in New York. Kellie grieves, and recalls the tribulations she went through because of her mother's abuse.
Filming documentary on Kellie for Real People, NBC, all day. She tries to put her Mom's death out of her thoughts while filming, and it is challenging.
MARCH 12, 1979.
Preach and hand out copies of "God In The Government" speech recently written by Kellie. Location; in front of George Washington's statue, Wall Street Stock Exchange.
Kellie performs and preaches 30 shows. hits all the T.V. news.
Kellie Everts has landslide press in Toronto, with 30,000 people seeing her in person at the Metro Theater (seats 2,000).
'Trudeaumania is not dead!'
MAY, 1979. Toronto, Canada.
While Kellie is in Toronto, unknown to her, the Real People Show with her life story is aired. It presents her doing weightlifting (first women, later Laura Combes but Kellie was first on all fronts for female bodybuilding in the media) and Stripping for God.
The guru/mentor of Kellie Everts, Verna Talbot, 60, founder of One World Light church, dies, of heart failure.
On the night of Verna Talbot's death, Kellie Everts was in her apartment in New York. She heard a voice tell her to pray for those in their agony of death, and after doing so, received a vision of the work her guru wanted her to do. For the last time her teacher instructs her to help mankind, and Kellie promises God that she will. Kellie does not know Rev. Talbot is dying. The great White Light in the room emanates the words, 'Promise me that you will help humanity.'
Kellie Everts, with Betty Jane Allsup, preaches Our Lady of Fatima message second year in Washington, in front of the White House, but this time, with little attention.
She does get one appearance on television (Panorama, Washington) and a radio talk show. While appearing at the Plaza Theater (as the year before) a young man is saved from suicide by Kellie's. (Kellie watched a man jump under the tracks of an oncoming subway in Montreal...she signed the deposition.... and asked God to help her save another person to make up for him. Such a person comes to her for prayer and afterward tells her he feels different and no longer wants to die.)
Kellie dances & preaches at a burlesque theater and appears on the news, radio and newspapers.
flies to Spain and mourns his death for three weeks. Recalls fond and
sad memories of the Dad who loved her as a child, but abandoned her
appears in this notorious club to lift weights and preach. Feels power
of Satan here, and prays hard to break it. Makes a big hit with a new
Real People Show aired second time while Kellie was in Spain.
begins an engagement of four weeks where she gives 120 performances
preaching and dancing. She feels she is helping New York prepare for
the coming of Pope John-Paul II.
Maria Shriver did a marvelous story on Kellie Everts for PM Magazine, Baltimore, in 1979. Weight lifting, preaching and totally nude dancing made the ratings go through the roof.
The documentary on Kellie's life was filmed at Harlows and elsewhere by syndicated from Baltimore Evening Magazine Show. This is produced and directed by MARIA SHRIVER, who later becomes MARIA SHWARZENNEGER. Maria asks Kellie about Arnold, but 'mum' is the word! (The one favor Arnold ever gave Kellie is he directed Maria to her whereabouts...so Kellie keeps her mouth shut about 'the affair.') When Kellie visits Baltimore, she finally gets a copy of the show, (Maria did not supply one) and the station manager refuses to give her a copy. He leaves the desk for a while. Kellie starts her rosary, and feel impelled to walk down the hall. There is a man sitting with her picture on his desk! And this man quickly copies off the show to her! She walks back to the managers office, and he momentarily returns, saying,
It was one of the most popular stories ever. Sure, she was shown NUDE (out of focus). Her weight lifting prowess (are you reading, historians of female body building?) as well as Stripping for God were featured.
Kellie attends the mass of John-Paul II in Yankee Stadium.
and getting into the newspapers, and radio.
Kellie is honored and given a lot of air time, on her third appearance on the show.
Kellie begins a month's work in nightclubs in Nashville, Chattanooga, and a theater in Chicago. She is now making a record salary of $3,000. weekly. (In those days few women earned that much, perhaps only two others in the business.) Is so sick with flu in Chattanooga she can barely make it through, but 'the show must go on.' Gets one big article here in the local press of Chattanooga. (see site)
DECEMBER 1979. Chicago.
Gives 56 performances in Chicago, preaching and dancing. She is sick with a severe all-night hacking cough, and attacks from a jealous performer, who follows Kellie down the street with armed boyfriend in car. The enraged female walks up to Kellie and asks her to fight (so the boyfriend can shoot her?) This is all on account of the media attention Kellie gets, plus her physical magnitude. Kellie walks back to the club and calls the police, who escort her to the apartment nearby.
an engagement at a nightclub in Baltimore. One of the rare times the
management actually holds a 'press conference.' (Metro Theater also
arranged one, and Cleveland New Era Theater.) Appears on Channel 11
and Channel 2 news and talk shows.
Kellie Everts comes closer to God in a Mystical Union. God gives her a great deal more Strength, Love and Spirituality.
Kellie begins to organize "Women for Equal Rights in the Defense of Our Country."
Kellie with demonstraters in front of a Brooklyn Army & Navy recruiting center
Demonstration organized by Kellie in front of the Navy and Marine recruiting stations in Brooklyn. Covered by T.V. news from stations 2, 5, 7 & 11, Daily News and Post Page 5, front page Newsworld. Associated Press and UPI send out stories. Kellie is called by 25 radio stations for interviews and several big T.V. shows. Tapes Midday Live Show on the military that week. Become an instant Icon for women's involvement in military, with full rights for combat duty. (Shortly afterward Communists proselytize in this very neighborhood, on the streets! As they hand out literature, Kellie wonders if it had anything to do with her event.)
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Kellie receives a citation merit from the United States Marine Corps, a letter of thank you and best wishes from President Carter (for the Women in the Defense of Our Country efforts), and a letter with blessing from Pope John-Paul II for Masses she obtained for him.
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