Saturday, January 21, 2012

Witness to Evil Illustrations


Here are a few fun illustrations by Bill Lignante from Patty's copy of Witness to Evil (above). She loves that there is a "10" on his head instead of a swastika, as in 10 cents. Patty paid a bit more for it than that; it's obviously been around the block. According to the acknowledgements,"Illustrations broadcast by ABC news on ABC Evening News with Howard K. Smith and Harry Reasoner."

First off, Wildman Chuck:
"Ah, so! Strong, shalp, instrument-u!" Everyone else gets full sentences but it's 1971 and Noguchi ain't white and this is a Pulp Novel:
"That Oral Whatchamacallit!" The joke never gets old. Apparently though, Bugliosi did it to impress on the female members of the jury that Charlie had the power to make the girls do utterly repulsive things (snicker), and not necessarily to embarass Babs:

Does anyone know what the enema is about? Below: Patty does not think this looks anything like Sharon Tate:
Patty hopes you've enjoyed this little flashback. Ciao for now





6 comments:

SJ said...

I think the enema was because Susan Atkins kept complaining of stomach pains and she had an impacted bowel or something like that.

Stacey L. said...

I was just going to ask what an enema had to do with it?

weird.

Matt said...

Wasn't that a Tina Turner song?

HellzBellz said...

Love those Illustrations, in the ,European Version, there are not such illustrations. But just a few fotos, well known fotos. As I can recall. Maybe the translated version left things out too. As they sure did in Ed Sanders ,The Family, They left out quite a few things of the Church of Satan story, as wel as more Occult and Maffia connections

AustinAnn74 said...

Susan Atkins had "fecel impaction" during the trial. I guess they gave her a Fleet enema, so she could sh*t out the log. Vaseline anyone????

Matt said...

Rotting teeth, a hairy bush and in impacted bowel. Picture that, if you will...