Monday, April 15, 2019

Raw Footage of the President Ford Assassination Attempt

Here's another raw footage video from KCRA TV in Sacramento, this one is much longer than the previous video.  It, too, is a hodgepodge of clips but over all it is quite interesting.  There is a portion where President Ford gives a speech and commentary after that is terribly dry but once you get past that it's all Red and Blue.

There is footage where Lynette is interviewed in the Sacramento jail.  She is behind thick glass and speaking with two reporters at once with a phone receiver held up to each ear.  If you've wondered where this rather cartoonish still picture came from, now you know.



There is a bit of discussion about The Book Of The Dead with footage scanning portions of it.  There is an unfinished embroidered vest that was taken into evidence as well as other various items.

The landlord of Lynette and Sandy's P St. apartment is interviewed.  And there are interviews about Harold Boro, the man who owned the gun that Lynette used in the attempt.


Enjoy!

23 comments:

SJ said...

Does anyone know what happened to The Book Of The Dead?

starviego said...

The Mansons remind me of a pod of whales deliberately beaching themselves. Or it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion.

Having said that, I think 30 years was way to harsh for what Squeaky did. But having the Manson name attached to your crime is like the kiss of death.

Matthew Record said...

I have always felt and even more so after reading reflexion that those few years of the Manson family were the happiest times of Lynette's life. After the arrest and the convictions, as the family drifted apart, I think that was really hard on her and she needed to keep it going. I have always felt bad for her in that respect. She just can't let go of those couple years in the late 60's. First the feeling of family, drugs and fairy nymph fantasies to the notoriety from the media, well documented in the early 70's documentary. Squeaky and Sandy felt a need to keep it going long after everyone else moved on.

HellzBellz said...

What other book is the Guy talking about ?? Other than Helter Skelter ?? He says ,,The Other Book is kinda ,,forgotten,,

DebS said...

The Book of the Dead is a book that was being written by Lynette and Sandy about Manson, their time with him and the general ideology of the group. It was seized as evidence when Sandy was arrested in 1972 for skipping bail on a charge of harboring a fugitive.

Sandy was arrested in San Francisco, the charges were filed in Portland OR. No one knows for sure what happened to the book but it's likely that it is still in the hands of law enforcement if it hasn't been destroyed.

HellzBellz, the guy might be talking about 5 to Die by Jerry LeBlanc and Ivor Davis. It was published in 1970.

ColScott said...

Just finished reading CHAOS the 20 year in the making book from "journalist" Tom O'Neill. I am going to have to sit with it a few days. We already knew it would disappoint but I am kinda stunned. It's like a dozen chapters and each one contains one main item ( a few of them very interesting and relevant, some of them purse nonsense) which he focuses on- and then never ties anything together. NOTHING. He literally ends the 400 + page book with " I have more reporting to do" FFS

For at least 15 years I waited to hear his
" I got Terry Melcher details on a secret roof meeting" And it turns out it wasn't a roof and he got nothin.

Peter said...

Good news for Lulu? Cuomo seems to be releasing everybody.

https://nypost.com/2019/04/17/judith-clark-radical-leftist-and-getaway-driver-in-deadly-brinks-heist-granted-parole/

starviego said...

Does anybody remember what excuse Boro gave for giving Squeaks the gun?

beauders said...

Was he talking about Sanders book, it came out before Bugliosi's.

Gorodish said...

starviego asked :

Does anybody remember what excuse Boro gave for giving Squeaks the gun?

According to the Jess Bravin book, Fromme asked Manny Boro if he could get her a gun for protection. Manny went to his closet and pulled out his Colt .45 semi-automatic, made in the first decade of the 1900's. He showed her the whole workings, how to load it, clean it, etc. He then had misgivings about giving it to her and put it back in the closet. He told her that wasn't a good gun for her, and had her look through a gun catalogue and told her to pick one out. When she asked if he'd get her one soon, he hemmed and hawed, so Squeaky got up and went to the closet and got the Colt back out. She stuffed the gun, holster, and 25 cartridges into her handbag. Boro protested, and told her he'd buy her a gun she liked from the catalogue. She asked him "you will?" and he replied "yes". She looked at him for a minute, then walked out the door with the gun and accessories. A little later, Boro told his daughter-in-law that Lynnette took his gun and he tried to stop her, but she just left. The daughter-in-law told him to call the cops, but Manny said he was scared to death to do that. However when he saw Squeaky again later that week, he didn't ask for the gun back, and actually wound up buying her more ammo for it. His main concern, he later said, was to keep her happy.

CATSCRADLE77 said...

My dearest Col.,

Are you reading the edition with the sixty pages of footnotes for I am finding the information very interesting.

Much love,

Cats

starviego said...

Thanks for the rundown, Gorodish. Though, frankly, I find the story to be rather unlikely.

orwhut said...

In the two phone photo, Squeaky looks to be having the time of her life with all the attention she's getting.

Gorodish said...

starviego asked :

Thanks for the rundown, Gorodish. Though, frankly, I find the story to be rather unlikely.

I think he probably had reservations about letting Squeaky have that gun, but with him being 66, and sleeping with the 26 year old Fromme, his reasons for letting her keep the Colt .45 are most likely the same as George Spahn's reasons for letting the Family live at Spahn Ranch.

starviego said...

Huh? She was sleeping with him? Where do you get that?

Gorodish said...

starviego wrote :

She was sleeping with him? Where do you get that?

Again, the Jess Bravin book. Manny confided in his daughter-in-law about sleeping with Lynette and even showed her nude Polaroids he took of her in the shower. When the daughter-in-law told her husband (Boro's son, who didn't get along with him at all), Boro flipped out and swore the daughter-in-law to secrecy after that.

ColScott said...

Cats- mine does not have the footnotes only spaces for them. IT is interesting if you (and I) are TLB nerds. But finish it- he never adds up a thing!

starviego said...

Gorodish said...
"Again, the Jess Bravin book. Manny confided in his daughter-in-law about sleeping with Lynette and even showed her nude Polaroids he took of her in the shower."

Shit, he's lucky she didn't take his gun and shoot him with it first before going off to hunt the bigger prey.

To 66 year old Boro, maybe Squeaky was like a "young love." Or maybe Squeaky don't squeak unless she first smells BenGay and Preparation H. Or maybe George Spahn just trained her well.

starviego said...
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starviego said...

So is she sweet, innocent little Lynette, taken advantage of by older male predators, or is she Squeaky, cruel manipulator of lonely old men? 'Cuz I see a pattern here.

CATSCRADLE77 said...

Col- I am admittedly a nerd of the highest order concerning anything TLB. I will continue reading over the long weekend and let you know my thoughts.

As far as adding things up- if he did add things up and not to your liking, would you have a problem with that? Or is it a bigger problem because you feel he did not? (not saying either way right now if I believe he did, I must finish first).

My thought is that this late in the game and with people dying, there probably is no answer in sight. And even if we got the truth, would we believe it when the past is full of lies and subjective viewing?

As always, much love to you and yours.

Cats

Robert C said...

Starviego said: "So is she sweet, innocent little Lynette, taken advantage of by older male predators, or is she Squeaky, cruel manipulator of lonely old men?"

**Back then** I see the insecure girl and also the aggressive, homicidal posturing. Since Manson was very protective of her it's hard to imagine she would have any sexual activity with these older men unless so directed. Just my guess.

HellzBellz said...

@CATSCRADLE Along the line the truth is told a Few times Maybe.... But with so many Lies and ,,Opinions,, so many years ...We just didnt catch it ...Also Remember ,, Beware of Half Truth , You might got hold on the WRONG half...