Sharon Tate was a perfect 10 in my eyes. That era of Hollywood still had glamour, but the curtain was lifted a bit, allowing darkness to creep out. I agree with a lot of historians who say the Manson murders ended a kind of era of innocence in America.
I have never understood people’s veneration of Manson. His music was shit. His ideas were shit. Everything about him was shit. How the fuck do you still have fans 50+ years after trying to start a race war by killing a pregnant woman?
Truman Capote maintained that the real ring leader was Bobby Beausoleil. He made a decent case for that, but I think it’s fair to lay the blame on Manson.
He was back in the news recently because he’s dying. Good. Hopefully we don’t have to endure too many of his loser fans in the news when it happens.