Saturday, July 28, 2012

Pirates of the Manson Family?


Does anyone know the origin of this picture of Bobby?  A lot of people have asked me about it over the years and I have no idea.  Anyone?






11 comments:

Suze said...

He sure was good looking, wasn't he? What a shame. He threw it all away. 43 years and counting.

Panamint Patty said...

I recently learned that pirates wore eyepatches not because of a bad or missing eye, but because they might have to go below deck at a moment's notice and be able to see after being in the bright sunlight. Keeping one eye covered is a way of maintaining ay and night vision at the same time.

David Bowie wore an eyepatch in between Ziggy Stardust and The Thin White Duke. I think maybe it alludes to humans having two sides: a well lit respectable side, and a seedy, dangerous dark side. Day and Night. Black and White. Right and Wrong.

Two cents from first person me.

MissTone said...
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MissTone said...

Page two of this article SFGate. It is tagged as being supplied by his wife Barbara , after a prison fight in the 1970's.

http://www.sfweekly.com/2004-11-17/news/lucifer-arisen/2/

Lee Lee said...

I actually think the eye patch has been drawn onto the photo. The strap looks very straight, doesnt seem to follow the natural curve of his forehead. Also look where the strap disappears over his hair, wouldn't the strap pull the hair tightly to his head ... its doesnt do that in this pic.

Farflung said...

Here’s a gem with Jay Sebring, Bobby Beausoleil (sans eye patch) and some other tangential characters:

Mondo Hollywood

Jay Sebring
(24:16-26:28) Yet another wig connection! Better add this to the list, or there will be hell…. toupee.

Jack Gerard Agency
(32:35-34:00) Used unsuccessfully by Bill Vance to showcase some Manson girls as ‘topless’ dancers. For reasons unknown, this enterprise never fully developed.

Bobby Beausoleil
(51:41- 51:44) as Cupid?

The Mugwumps
(1:50:18-1:50:22) Group with Cass Elliot.

So many Manson Family connections in one bizarre film.

eviliz said...

MissTone said...
Page two of this article SFGate. It is tagged as being supplied by his wife Barbara , after a prison fight in the 1970's.

http://www.sfweekly.com/2004-11-17/news/lucifer-arisen/2/

Thanks SO much MissTone, I really appreciate it!

MissTone said...

Glad last summer's insomnia turned out to be useful :)

AustinAnn74 said...

Scum

Ole J.C. said...

1972 prison fight. I have an article about it.

toocrowdedinthishouse said...

I had never realized this was a prison photo! I thought it was a photo from an acting job, pre-prison. He appears to enjoy his eyepatch persona, doesn't he?