Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tate's Hair Designs

Mom Patty had her best friend in town last week from Rancho Palos Verdes. That's where Mom, Dad, Panamint and her baby sister Gluten-free Patty lived when they first came out to LA from Detroit in 1975.

Anywhoo, Patty asked Mom Patty to ask this friend if she knew that Doris and PJ Tate had lived so very close to us "back in the day"? Like, within a mile, maybe. Serious. My mom did not know, nor did Patty until fairly recently. This friend responded that yes, she did know, because she got her hair done at Doris' beauty parlor! She does not remember a lot of details but this is what she wrote:
"Hi again!!! I don't remember the dates. The hairdresser I used worked for Doris Tate. I think I went there for several years. I had many casual conversations with Doris. I knew who she was and that she lived in PV. I believe I met one of the sisters. I also remember a time when Charles Manson or one of his followers were coming up for a parole hearing and talking about the fact that Doris went to make sure they never left prison. She was nice. She wasn't visibly sad. Her business was successful. That's about all I remember. -S"
Special Thanks to Alisa Statman for sharing the above photo to jog S' memory. If we are lucky maybe she will remember more.





11 comments:

orwhut said...

Gluten-free Patty! Is that a cool name, or whut!!!

CarolMR said...

Thanks, Patty. I've never seen a pic of the beauty salon before.

Panamint Patty said...

yeah, Patty neither. It was a cool surprise.

Suze said...

Patty, is that building still there?

Thank you, Alisa for sharing the picture!

Panamint Patty said...

Patty is not sure. Mom Patty said to her, "You remember where...right next to the drugstore..." Well actually Patty does not remember because she was only 9 when they moved again. The Peninsula Center, maybe?

Panamint Patty said...

Wait...it was a Long's...Patty is remembering the shingled roof now. They had 5c tootsie pops...

Max Frost said...

Patty you would've been living in PV when Chris Boyce and Daulton Lee (aka the Falcon & the Snowman) got busted.

Any memories?

Panamint Patty said...

Nope, not till the movie came out. Patty does remember that we had Lee Majors the six million dollar man (still married to Farrah?) and Tracy Austin the tennis star close by. Mom Patty used to tell me that Squeaky was from RPV but of course, she got that wrong. Squeaky's parents moved there in the 70s.

Mr. Spudnut said...

@ Suze...The address of her shop was 891 Silver Spur Road, Rolling Hills Estates, CA.

The building is still there. It's next to a CVS/Pharmacy in the Town & Country Mall.

Panamint Patty said...

TY spud!

AustinAnn74 said...

I would of gotten my wings done there for sure!