Monday, December 28, 2015

A Painting, A Pinocchio, & The Manson Murders - Antiques with Gary Stover


Chris has a painting done in 1968 at the home of one of the victims of the Manson murders, Abigail Folger. He has a wooden pinocchio given to him by Sharon Tate and a book given to his brother by Abigail. You won't believe how these objects and Chris' remembrances of the victims intersect to create an improbable, but true, story set against the backdrop of Hollywood's most notorious crime, the brutal murders perpetrated by the Charles Manson Family at the home of Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate in August 1969. Chris paints an unforgettable portrait of Gibby Folger and Sharon Tate, both of whom he knew as a child. These victims turn out not to be the people you thought you knew from accounts written by the sleeze press of the 1960's. They were loving, compassionate human beings whose lives were tragically cut short. You won't want to miss one of the great untold stories of the year!

Thanks, Chatsworth Charlie!






15 comments:

AustinAnn74 said...

How interesting, Matt!

DebS said...

It is really nice to hear a personal remembrance about Abigail Folger, she is one that you hear very little about. Thanks Chats and Matt for posting it!

St Circumstance said...

I concur lol good stuff

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christopher butche said...

DebS, I take it that's you over on The Fountain of the World blog; is that guy's book out yet?

SusanB said...

How special. Great post. To me there seemed an undeniable sweetness about both Abigail and Sharon.

mrgroove said...

Worthwhile stuff! Thanks for posting!

SusanB said...

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and happy New Year. Here's to 2016 . xxx

St Circumstance said...

Happy New Year to all :)

Matt said...

Happy New Year, everyone. Be safe. There are three nights a year I don't drive and this is one of them (the others are July 4 & Super Bowl Sunday). Too many kamikaze pilots out there!


MHN said...

Best to you guys, You rock. Almost all of you. Hope 2016 is wonderful for mansonblog. I'll be lurking and loving you (almost) all. Matt, you're a true gentleman of the blogosphere. You're almost too tolerant.

(mostly) best wishes

MHN

PS - apologies for being a bitch, my father-in-law here in Gdansk mixes lethal and very palatable cocktails.

mrgroove said...

Happy and a healthy 2016 to you all! I read way more than I post. But I do read you guys regularly. And thank you for it!

CarolMR said...

Thank you for this lovely video! What is Chris's mom's name?

Happy and Healthy New Year to all.

Matt said...

We just saw Hateful Eight. It should have been called Reservoir Dogs on Acid. I'm nauseous and drained. Good stuff.


Charlie Higgins said...

Happy New Year to all you wonderful people ... I'm from Dublin (Ireland) and check in here every day ... My dream is to get Stateside some day and check out all the sites ... Take care