“The Gemstone File is one of the wilder and woolier legends of research into political conspiracy. Penned by Bruce Roberts (of whom not a great deal is known other than the bare facts of his life and that he died, either by brain tumor or cancer, on July 30, 1976), this document of reportedly over 1,000 handwritten pages was passed on in part in 1975 to Mae Brussell, the now-deceased researcher into matters conspiratorial… The File was synopsized by Stephanie Caruana (a writer sent to interview Brussell by Playgirl magazine, who took and still takes Roberts’ revelations with utmost seriousness), and the condensed ‘A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File’ was then distributed at random and far and wide, reprinted, changed, parodied, added to, and variously hijacked by people heeding its call to make copies and spread them around. When people speak of the Gemstone File, they are usually referring to the ‘Skeleton Key,’ although the term is more correctly applied to Roberts’ original Gemstone letters… So what kind of information does the ‘Skeleton Key’ contain? It is a convoluted and feisty chronology purporting to be the inner track on some of the major events of the 20th Century: the Kennedy assassination, the tragedy at Chappaquiddick, and the strange and secret histories of Howard Hughes and Aristotle Onassis. The ‘Skeleton Key’ describes skullduggery and wheeling and dealing for high stakes indeed: the control of America.” In addition to “The Skeleton Key,” includes commentaries by Mae Brussell, Robert Anton Wilson, Kerry W. Thornley and others on the Gemstone File and its significance.
Paperback: 214 pages