Monday, June 3, 2013

Manson LIFE Cover: Mom-Patty finds a classic

Patty thought that Mom Patty must be on to her daughter's two and a half years of blogging: "I found something you might like," she texted. "Some old LIFE magazines from your birth year. And guess who is on the cover of the December 19th issue?" Patty feigned ignorance: "who?" "MANSON!" she texted back in all caps. Patty nearly had a damned heart attack, though she has since come clean to her Mom about Eviliz.com, and she kinda likes it. Who'd have thunk?

Anyhow, Patty is really pleased to have her own genuine copy of a classic. There were many pics inside that either she's never seen, or forgot she has seen. She'd like to share some with you right now: click to make them bigger.

The one at right you have seen before, but we have always wondered if it was taken inside the bus? LIFE magazine confirms that yes, it was.








At left and below are some good photos of Sandy with baby Ivan: What the heck has Sandy got on? It looks like an alpaca rug. In the court photo, you can really see baby Ivan's little features. If you have seen photos of him as an adult, you can definitely tell that it's the same person, right?

This one probably takes the cake. The caption reads as follows:

"Police found this mock grave of stones piled near the ranch house in Death Valley, apparently as a grisly family joke. The shoes at the top are empty. How many real graves lie undiscovered in the Family's wake may never be known."

WORD UP!





35 comments:

Quentin said...

go miss patty!!Kids come around eventually..

beauders said...

the picture of the dune buggy is my favorite. nancy pitman's mom just about had a coronary when she saw her furs on manson's dune buggy. she didn't realize they were missing until she got her copy of the magazine.

Matt said...

Nice find, Patty-mom! Good to see these pics in a higher resolution than I'm used to.

Are you gonna OCR the article for us? :)

Suze said...

Patty, on the lower lefthand corner of the cover it says, "Delay Innocent, Bush Declares". If you find 10 minutes in between college degrees could you look & see what that article was about?

George HW Bush was a TX Congressman in the House of Representatives then.

Just curious is all.

Panamint Patty said...

haha will do. Summer school starts in 50 minutes so when Patty gets home she'll take care of that for ya

Panamint Patty said...

Matt, Patty had not thought about OCRing it but that would be hella easier than transcribing, no?

Matt said...

Just OCR, then tweak a bit.

candy and nuts said...

Is Sandy holding Ivan in that dune picture with the fur coat? looks like Sadie and Lynette in the picture? also not sure the pic of the girls eating one girl definitely looks like Susan not sure who are the others

orwhut said...

The only girl I can I dentify in pics 2 and 3 is Sadie. Can someone please help? While we're at it, what are the two walrus looking objects at the far end of the rock pile?

Matt said...

If I had to guess:

Pic 2:
Ruth, Sadie, Squeaky, Blue (in white) and Cappy

Pic 3:
Cappy, Sadie & Nancy

candy and nuts said...

tx Matt

candy and nuts said...

orhat at the endof that rockpile grave I thought its a pair of shoes

Panamint Patty said...

What candy said.

orwhut said...

Matt, Candy, and Patty,
Thank you! My eyes ain't what they used to be.
Beware the Walrus,
Whut

Panamint Patty said...

Suze, Patty pulled the cover jpeg off the internet. When looking at her own copy, the Bush headline is absent. Interesting, no? There must be more than one version, or else Patty's leader photo above has been 'shopped.

Panamint Patty said...

Notice the font is different...Patty's gonna update...

orwhut said...

That was a good catch Susie and Pattie.

Panamint Patty said...

She's a sharp one. Not Patty, Suze.

Suze said...

Patty, thanks for posting the cover that you have in your possession. I know all of you Eviliz folks have busy lives outside of all of this. We appreciate it!

Matt, did you win your baseball game yesterday????

Matt said...

Sure did, Suze. It was a squeaker. We won by one run without our regular pitcher & catcher. Whew...

Jiri said...

This brings to mind Patty's recent comment (or re-comment, as it were) regarding there coming a day when "Charlie isn't Charlie anymore" because he lived long enough.

You have this media portrayal of him that was to a great extent fictional. Manson always knew when he was being fucked with and played to the camera when it happened. "Who is fucking with who now", he seemed to be saying.

Then listening to the Backporch Tapes recent interview you were kind enough to direct us to (I wouldn't have found it otherwise) I got that same sense that Patty got. Eerie.

That's what this site does. It ties The Manson Family of 1968-69 to The Manson Family TODAY, pictures and all.

A big round of applause to Eviliz and her helpers!

orwhut said...

Panamint Patty said... She's a sharp one. Not Patty, Suze.

Suze caught the Bush reference and Patty had the foresight to check the net copy against her hard copy. I'd say you're both sharp cookies.

william marshall said...

I also have an original copy of this
Magazine sealed in plastic $20 about 8 yrs ago found this and 1st edition of The Family in a little store in Ocean City N.J

Panamint Patty said...

Sweet as, William!

Aaron said...

I lucked out and found a pretty good copy last year at a thrift/junk store for a dollar. All the Life Magazines there were a dollar. I've been looking for it forever and finally did. Was so happy I didn't have to pay over 20 for it.

Panamint Patty said...

are u a regular thrifter, Aaron? Was this your favorite find, or have you otherwise scored cool stuff?

toocrowdedinthishouse said...

Orwhut is right, the left shoe does look just like a little walrus! The overlapping grass stalks look like two tusks. LOL.
Patty, I go to thrift stores whenever I drive by one, and I once got a heavy sterling silver Gorham gumbo spoon (looks like a giant soup spoon) for 10 cents. I polished it up and gave it to a friend as a present---she was thrilled because it is the silver pattern she inherited from her grandmother, so she added it to her set. That was my best thrift store score. Sorry if this is a boring story; you must be a thrift store hound to get it.

Aaron said...

I am a part time thrifter I suppose. Mainly I score vintage clothes. Though about 15 years ago I found a almost mint paper back of Five To Die in a thrift store for 3 dollars.

Panamint Patty said...

Cool stuff. Mom recently scored crystal Tiffany beer mugs for Mr. Patty! Thrift stores rule.

rfoster1 said...

I just bought a Point Loma High School 1958 yearbook that has a photo of Sandy and her sister, Ginny in it.

I did some further reading on the internet and found that Virginia (Ginny) Good died of an overdose in 1982.

I didn't know that.

Panamint Patty said...

Did u find the yearbook in your city? That's a long way from San Diego!

Cielodrive.Com said...

Did you ever read that good Dead Ginny? I don't remember much about it but I do remember liking it.

Panamint Patty said...

No Cielo, what's that?

orwhut said...
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Cielodrive.Com said...

Sorry, good was supposed to be book. Still trying to master the craft of typing.

It's a "mostly true" novel about Sandra's sister Virginia Good. It was written by her friend Gerald Jones.

It used to available online under the title Dead Ginny.

The paperback I have is called Ginny Good, but it's the same book as far as I can tell.