Monday, May 20, 2013

MANSON at the Silent Theatre


Not-coincidentally, the diner we haunt near our Hollywood condo 
has a Sassy Bottoms wall...


Jay Sebring's Salon just happens to be on the next block from The Silent Theatre.


The Billboard in a vintage case.
Like when we were kids...


The facade of this magnificently restored old theater.


The Boss Lizzard with Robert Hendrickson before the screening.
Thank you, Robert and Toby. We love you both!


Michael & Bobot420 from The Backporch Tapes joined us.


Mr. Hendrickson fields questions following the screening.
He was fascinating, informative and funny.
Anybody who has the chance to attend this week - don't miss out!



There was a great reception area behind the theater to meet with Robert after the show.
The garden out back is beautiful. Congrats to the owners/restorers of this historic venue!


Afterwards we enjoyed some ...er... "refreshment"  (knowwhatimeanverne?)
out back with readers who recognized us.

We had a few extra t-shirts that we gave to some of the attendees. BTW a big shout out and thank you to all who purchased the shirts. Proceeds went to a Panda rescue, as we have a friend of the blog who loves pandas! You know who you are!






27 comments:

Farflung said...

You may want to consider a light breakfast at ‘The Colony Café’:

Colony Café

So many choices with Breakfast ‘served all day’. Steel Cut Oats sounds dangerous and organic, but watch out cuz it’s only served till 11:30am daily. Not too sure what the breakfast served all day claim is all about, but hey, it’s California so it all makes sense. The La Brea Toast sounds like it will stick to your ribs, but considering the area, you may want to pass on the Fruit Bowl (not what you’re thinking). Unless you were thinking of a guy mooning you with his twig and berries, then it’s exactly what you’re thinking.

So what is apropos to the tour and this particular motif? Three doors down, at 10943 W Pico Blvd is where Gary Hinman worked as a music teacher.

Max Frost said...

Does everyone here know that the MANSON documentary never once actually uses Manson's voice?

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AustinAnn74 said...

Notice Squeaky in the middle of that poster! I wonder why she was picked out of all his women to grace the cover?

Panamint Patty said...

Good friends, good times. Patty couldn't ask for more. Thank you Robert, Toby, JT, "Stoner," Michael and Bobot for the warm welcome.

PS: Farf, you amaze again. And what ARE steel cut oats anyway? They seem to be trendy right now.

orwhut said...

Patty,
You're right about the trendy part. I had to buy some for my wife last week. It was the first I'd heard of them.

Panamint Patty said...

Hi Max! Do you mean the part where Charlie says "I never had a life, I don't even know what life is? You have what you call a life."

Max Frost said...

Hi Patty,

The entire film. There's a handful of times Manson is speaking but it isn't him - it's a voice over actor. It's Manson's words but not his voice.

And the part where you see the title "the voice of Charles Manson" and you hear someone singing Helter Skelter, it's actually Clem.

rfoster1 said...

I'm so bummed I wasn't able to go.

Matt said...

It was a lively audience. A good time for all. Saw some old friends & made some new ones like Stoner & Cindi. Very worthwhile all the way around!

DebS said...

Watching Manson, the original 35mm, on a big screen was awesome. And it was great with a large audience who knew the subject well. Meeting a few blog readers was a treat, too.
I just got home a bit ago and am absolutely exhausted. It was a kick-ass tour. Stay tuned.....

leary7 said...

Is ColScott really on the tour? I'd buy a ticket to hear a conversation between him and Robert H. Now that would be informative.
Can you do a left to right on the group photo or is that intrusive.
No Saint?
Did anyone keep an eye out for Cappy or such sneaking into the screening?
I wish someone smart from the Family like Stephanie S. would have done a review of the event. That would have had some spice.

biglittlepatty said...

Wow that explains alot! I always thought 'Charlies' voice in the doc was extremely weird. It always bothered me. Where did u get your info however Max Frost? I believe u r correct but wonder where u came by the info. Thanx.

Panamint Patty said...

Stay tuned, Leary!

PS: A highlight of the trip for Patty was when Robert H said, "Panamint Patty? Pleased to meetcha kid. You got soul."

This has been pretty darned cool.

william marshall said...

Matt wish I would have went on the trip just didn't seem worth the expense flying from Jersey for 3 days never been to Cali would want at least a wk there
So in the MANSON doc. When they talk to him in jail that's not Charlie's voice? Always thought he seemed awfully mellow

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Max Frost said...

No that's not his voice. His voice from that speach can be heard partially in hendrickson's sequel "Inside the Manson Gang."

Don't know what you mean by he seemed awfully mellow. In the original audio he is even more mellow than the voice over actor's voice. No hint of frustration. A lot more casual actually.

Max Frost said...

I believe the first person to tell me that was George Stimson. By then I had become so familiar with Charlie's voice (from all the interviews) as well as Clem's - it was kind of a DUH moment of realization.

Several years later I asked Hendrickson why this happened, and he said it was because the original audio was horrible. It was done on a half-ass tape recorder. Like I said in the other post, you can hear a little bit of the real audio in Hendrickson's sequel.

Max Frost said...

Because at that point she was also independently famous for the "attempted assassination" of Ford.

Matt said...

Learty, I don't remember the guy's name in the ball cap. Back row is Nobot420, Michael Channels, Myself and Stoner.

Front row (after ball cap) is Cindi, Max Frost, Patty, Liz and DebS.

Matt said...

Bobot, not Nobot...

leary7 said...

ah, the mysterious guy in the baseball cap...CIA? Just kidding.
Thanks Matt.
and Patty that is indeed a compliment to hang your hat on. and a most accurate one at that.

Panamint Patty said...

Didn't catch dude's name but yes he was rather mysterious. Baseball hat man, are you out there?

Summer Swann said...

What Max Frost is saying is true...I just recently saw a vidoe of a comparison of two clips of the same scene in the movie...one with Charlies real voice, one with the voiceover...much higher pitched and faster.

Summer Swann said...

What Max Frost is saying is true...I just recently saw a vidoe of a comparison of two clips of the same scene in the movie...one with Charlies real voice, one with the voiceover...much higher pitched and faster.

Max Frost said...

The guy in the baseball hat is a friend of mine. He's definitely NOT CIA! He would find that very funny... I helped him with a short film he recently wrote & directed.

Check it out:

http://youtu.be/phyZbxgkeqQ

Matt said...

Thanks Max. He was pretty cool.