Good thread idea Magnum. I too remember those long evenings after assemblies sitting by hotel swimming pools talking about deep things and new releases.
I remember struggling to keep up with all the publications that were in existence. Not only was Franz intelligent (a person can be wrong and intelligent) he was also very prolific!
He was at my brothers house once. Everyone was having their picture taken with him. He looked slightly bemused by the fuss actually.
Was a very small man physically and rather quiet, just observing mostly.
It has been interesting now that my mind is open to exploring "the rest of the story" all the glamorization that the Org has either promoted or encouraged about him.
Was it him that had an old Jewish scholar that had a permanent visitors pass at headquarters to visit Franz and they spent hours together concocting doctrine?
How funny if so, many of the things in print may actually have come from that Jewish scholar!