Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Movie Mag Gossip

The murders committed by the Manson Family rocked the entertainment world and the gossip magazines were there to tell all. These two stories published in Modern Movies April 1970 touch briefly on two back stories of people on the periphery of Sharon Tate's social circle. We know quite a bit about Terry Melcher but less about his mother, Doris Day, and her reaction to her son's connection to Charles Manson. Also, Barbara Parkins, Sharon's co-star in the Valley Of the Dolls, was doubly affected by Sharon's murder.  She lost her friend Sharon and also a close friend of both women, Steve Brandt.