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Because its Tarantino ,I'm looking very much forward to this
There have been some media stories in conjunction with the recently released Trailer, about The Mamas and The Papas song "Straight Shooter" being used in the film. The claim is that sheet music to that song was on the piano at Cielo Drive at the time of the murders. I've heard this for at least 35 years but the only place I've been able to source it is Ed Sanders. Does anyone else know of other substantiated reports to this effect? I also recall it being "Twelve Thirty" (which would have been a newer/more recent song) being the piece on the piano. Of course, its subject matter also "works" with The Family better as does The Mamas and The Papas lesser known album track "Strange Young Girls." But I wonder if this isn't an apocryphal account. "Straight Shooter" was also an album track from The Ms and Ps first album. Commercially bought sheet music for it was not available as for some of the group's hits. Thanks. Rbcsoup www.casselliot.com
Maybe because the picture sleeve 7" was Twelve Thirty bw/ Straight Shooter...the confusion on tbe sheet music exists Was it really SHEET MUSIC and, not the PICTURE SLEEVE?https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/2d/TwelveThirty.jpg/220px-TwelveThirty.jpg
Hmmm. That was an import picture sleeve. Guess it could have been purchased overseas by Sharon or someone else. But a picture sleeve in the piano?
A and B side on domestic release tooOccasionally A and B are flipped thoughI hear ya...I just thought maybe it was actually not sheet music by was reported as such
Good thinking!! If I could figure out how to upload my image of the 1230 sheet music I would do so!
How do Scott Lancer, Sam Wanamaker, and Connie Stevens fit into the story?
Mama Cass seems to have lost a bit of weight in the last 50 years... which I suppose says a lot about Hollywood now & Hollywood then...
So true @brownrice although Cass was smaller in the Sunmer of 1969. Check out images from her ABC TV Special that aired that June
Lurker popping up: I read an obscure article recently that named the sheet music open on the piano, & it wasn't "Straight Shooter", nor was it "Twelve Thirty", but while I can't find the article now, nor remember the exact song that was mentioned, I do recall thinking that it was sadly appropriate: an oo-ee-oo, as it were. I do recall the article mentioning that it was a recent M&P song, which would put it as one from "The Papas & Mamas", I guess.Based on a lovely pic of Gibbie seated at a piano, dressed elegantly & apparently performing at a recital, I like to think of it being her at the piano, deriving some joy in playing that summer. I was 13 that year, & while I adored my piano teacher (she taught me jazz piano along with the usual classical techniques), but I loved & collected sheet music to learn popular songs. One, in particular, earned me preppy street cred at parties: "Windy", by The Association. It translated to piano quite well.
Can not wait for this to be released. Curious as to exactly how much the Manson and the Tate/LaBianca murders play into this film. From what I've read it's about the DiCaprio and Pitt characters in a 1969 Hollywood that they no longer recognize.
Tinkese7en. Would love to see that article. The singles from the album which followed 12:30 and which would make the most sense are Safe in My Garden and For The Love of Ivy
I am so excited for this movie. It's been awhile since I was this fired up about a flic. I am a big fan of the idea Manson is part of the plot but not the central character of the story. I think it's a lot easier to give hints of the Family and their lifestyle than to try to recreate them exactly. Especially to experts like all of you lol instead of trying to argue the authenticity or specifics of every detail- we can sit back and enjoy a tale of the times..Plus with this cast and the fact it's a Tarantino movie- I think it's gotta be interesting 🍻Hope your all well!Your Favorite Saint
The guy playing Steve McQueen is a decent simulacrum of him. Not sure about the Bieber clone playing Tex though.
O.T.I'm about to watch, The Monster from Green Hell. According to the trivia section it was shot at Spahn Ranch. Murderers aren't the only monsters I'm interested in.
Orwhut- IMDB lists three locations, two of them being studios and one being Bronson Caves in LA. I too, love these types of movies and am curious if this movie if what inspired Glenn Danzig to write the Misfits song ‘Green Hell’. Tons of musicians ‘borrowed’ from the horror genre whether it be books or movies. Unless you were familiar with the work cited, it was tough to figure out pre internet and spread by word of mouth.
The sheet music on the Baby Grand was "Straight Shooter" and "Pomp and Circumstance" (which is the graduation march).
Yes. I know that is the story. Do we know the source?
Sorry for the sidebar, I put together a spreadsheet of the trial testimony based on the materials provided at cielodrive.com.(sincere thanks to Cielo for curating such a fantastic resource) The materials exist as two separate but overlapping version of the transcripts - the dailies for the trial and what looks like the record on appeal for the penalty phase. Both are incomplete, but by matching them up, I was able to cover the entire trial pretty thoroughly. The dailies are broken up by day, whereas the appeal record is done in 300 page tranches irrespective of date, so it was a little difficult matching them up precisely and I may not have been able to account for partial missing days as well as I could have.Some notes:A. Where a day was missing from one version but appeared in the other I indicated that in the second column.B. Where a day was missing from both versions, they are highlighted in yellow. When possible, I used news accounts to figure out who testified on those days and included that information. Transcripts unfortunately MIA: Melcher, Snake, Gypsy, Krenny, Sandy, Clem, Ouish ...C. The cover pages to the daily transcripts list the witnesses and the page where their testimony starts as well as the exhibits entered on that day. I included that information. But the appeal record does not, and I didn't have the energy to go ferreting them out. But I did try to at least get the start page for each witnesses testimony.The link to the document is here and you should be able to download it. If anyone can figure out how to host it to allow people to fine-tune it, feel free. https://app.box.com/file/428851362055
Small correction, new link is:https://app.box.com/s/b8e0nepbeer0f1rhzm7nsxu6hu2bqxbx
AstroCreep,I got my information when I clicked on the trivia tab at Amazon Prime Videos. While watching the movie, there were a few scenes that looked to me as if they might have been shot at Spahn Ranch. Sorry if I steered you wrong. BTW, I didn't like the movie.Whut
Rbcsoup: "Yes. I know that is the story. Do we know the source?"The only source for this is Ed Sanders in both The Family and Sharon Tate: A Life as you noted above. As always he offers no source for his statement. It is not in the property report. And while images of the room post crime show sheet music on the piano no image I am aware of shows the actual titles. It is unlikely, IMO that any police official would consider the matter significant enough to merit a notation. It is not in the Life article when Polanski returned to the house, although the sheet music can be sen in those images as well. Sharon Tate didn't play piano. Abigail Folger did. I scoured the available sources for this for a series of posts I wrote about her and left it out because like much of what Sanders claims I couldn't find any reference and frankly can't imagine what source he could have accessed for the information. Granado et al had more important things to do.
Thanks David. That is the conclusion I reached as well. Richard
Rumer Willis as Joanna Pettet?Lena Dunham as Catherine Share?I guess we are in for some Charlize as Aileen in reverse.Megareverse.
Isn't that a picture of Susan Atkins rather than Gypsy?
Milly James said:"Isn't that a picture of Susan Atkins..."Nope, that isn't Susan Atkins. That there is Catherine Gypsy Share. ;o)
This is one of those stories where I think all the real people played themselves perfectly the first time.
Rbcsoup: "Would love to see that article. The singles from the album which followed 12:30 and which would make the most sense are Safe in My Garden and For The Love of Ivy"I am almost sorry I brought it up, since I can no longer find the piece that mentioned it now! It may have simply been some unsubstantiated blog thing, although that's doubtful because here is the only blogging I read about the cases, almost exclusively. The article did not draw the conclusion about Gibbie being the pianist: that is my own fanciful construct. I apologize for my lack of receipts!
Mr. H, respectfully disagree. I am pretty sure Tex, had he ever seen Pulp Fiction, would be ruing his lame "Devil's business" line in favor of Samuel Jackson's biblically badass quote: "And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”
tinkse7en! I can't disagree with that. Tex's quote was pretty weak, but who could play Charlie better than Charlie, and Squeaky, and Sandra, Steve McQueen, Bruce Lee. So many of them, even non-actors were really kind of natural at acting. Like Squeaky said when she saw Helter Skelter, if Charlie had been like Steve Railsback, she never would have followed him.
Hopefully it will be a true image of how charlie really was or is I've wrote back and forth about 10 years but my last letter don't think it made it I would be honored to be s brother to him one soul,one finger on a hand
Ed Sanders was full of caca not one source was named want the book of the century Goodbye Helter Skelter by George Stimson
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