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Old 12-25-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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The media for a start
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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The media for a start
They just reported.

Law enforcement is still trying to solve unsolved murders in the vicinity of the Mansons hangout.

They are trying to get an attorneys of Tex Watsons private recordings opened up.

The law enforcement actions for victims of the manson gang continues.

Charles 'Tex' Watson Tapes: Manson Family Murder Probe Hits Roadblock When Judge Stops LAPD Warrant
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Default Sam Kinison & Richard Pyor knew why

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What is it with Charles Manson and all the sensationalist fame?

ok, he led a hippy cult in the 60's that killed a few people, and bad that that is, why is there such a lingering infamy?

plenty of people have done far worse yet we hear next to nothing about them.

What makes the Manson case stand out so much?

Sam Kinison - Manson - YouTube

Another comedian said it best,

"Thank God for prisons!"

He asked an inmate,

"Why did you kill everyone in the house?"

"Because they was home."
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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ok, thanks for the replies, I'm a bit more clued up on it all now.

still seems like a lot of hype, someone mentioned the DA making his career on this case, for example!

guess, plenty were cashing in on the Manson character.

and if the group had only killed anonymous suburbanites none of this would have made the headlines.

so why is the life of a pretty (but fairly obscure) actress worth that much more than a regular person?
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Who said it was besides you?
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The media for a start
Part of the answer to that is not about Sharon Tate but about who her husband was. From a younger person's POV it may be hard to grasp, but 1969 was still a time when nudity, sex, and certain themes such as Satanism were fairly new to the movies. Polanski's Rosemary's Baby was different for its time, about an actor who offers his wife up to bear Satan's child in exchange for a successful career. Nowadays that would be a yawn, but back then it was ground-breaking, and then for Polanski's pregnant wife to be butchered the next year and her blood used to write on the living-room walls seemed a little too freaky for comfort.

By the way, a little Sharon Tate factoid: Besides her role in Valley of the Dolls, you can occasionally find her on Beverly Hillbilly reruns. She had a recurring role as a secretary named Janet Trago who works at Drysdale's bank. She has dark hair in the role. I saw her on an episode and she looked familiar, and I couldn't figure out who she was until I read the credits.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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It was made famous by who he killed and a hollywood type prosect utor who wrote a sensationally name book based on beatle song Mnason listened to.I mean this guy didn't catch manson or even investigate the case;he presented the evidence with a team of lawyers.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Sharon Tate was incredibly hot. I have some shots of her that you need an oven mitt to hold.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Sharon Tate was incredibly hot. I have some shots of her that you need an oven mitt to hold.
Classy.

If she had lived, she'd be almost 70 years old.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:58 PM
 
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Not one person has mentioned the La Biancas.

I spoke with him a couple of days before he was killed.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:13 PM
 
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A couple of other points about the "Manson" killings:

1. Charles Manson never PERSONALLY killed anyone. In fact, there is no real direct evidence he even ordered the killings (although we all know he did).

2. Manson was sentenced to death. His sentence was commuted to life in prison, when the California Supreme Court struck down the death penalty.

3. People find/found it captivating, he received the death penalty, although he had no direct involvement in the killings. In fact, he wasn't even there when they occurred. I believe, he was the only person before and since, for that matter, to have been found guilty of a death penalty and wasn't even at the scene of the killing. No getaway driver, etc.

Another Manson bit of trivia for the law enforcement groupies: When the warrant on his house was served, Manson hid underneath the kitchen sink. He stayed there for several hours, before found. He listened to much of what the investigators had to say, etc before being found. This is actually a training point in just about every police academy in California, to teach thorough, complete searches; including doing secondary searches.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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What is it with Charles Manson and all the sensationalist fame?

ok, he led a hippy cult in the 60's that killed a few people, and bad that that is, why is there such a lingering infamy?

plenty of people have done far worse yet we hear next to nothing about them.

What makes the Manson case stand out so much?
He should have been fried many years ago!
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