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Title:
The family; the Manson group and its aftermath
Author:
Sanders, Ed.
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Edition:
Revised and updated edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : New American Library, [publisher not identified], [1989]

©1989
Physical Description:
xi, 496 pages 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780451165633
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Book

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This is a revised and updated version of a 1971 journalistic portrait of the origins and activities of the group of individuals cult leader Charles Manson gathered around himself, known simply as The Family. The book traces the story from Manson's release from jail in 1958, through his formation of the group, their involvement in the hippy scene of Southern California, the infamous murders of Sharon Tate and others, and the trials that led to the imprisonment of Manson. It's unclear how much of the pre-1971 material has been revised, but Sanders (a member of The Fugs) has added a final section that explores the past three decades' events, including Squeaky Fromm's attempt on the life of President Ford, the break-up of The Family, and legal developments of the 1980s and 1990s. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Section 1 The Family: From the Beginning to Mid-1969
1. A Poor Risk for Probationp. 3
2. Out of the Slams in the Year of Flowersp. 12
3. Topanga Canyon and the Spiral Staircasep. 22
4. Visiting the Hog Farm--A Chance for Benevolence Lostp. 25
5. Back to the Zone of Flickersp. 26
6. The First Visit to the Spahn Movie Ranch (Spring 1968)p. 32
7. Meeting Dennis Wilsonp. 34
8. The Witches of Mendocino and Some of the Family on the Haight (June-August 1968)p. 39
9. Sleazo Inputsp. 43
10. Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski through 1967p. 48
11. Rosemary's Babyp. 53
12. Sharon and Roman in Married Life, 1968p. 55
13. The Hunger for Stardomp. 58
14. The Spahn Movie Ranch (Late Summer/Early Fall 1968)p. 66
15. Death Valley (Fall 1968)p. 84
16. Abigail Folger and Wojtek Frykowskip. 94
17. From Death Valley to Canoga Park--Boredom and Stress in the High Desertp. 95
18. Back to Death Valleyp. 97
19. Helter Skelter and Rock and Roll--a Difficult Mixp. 99
20. A Rival Guru Comes to the Barker Ranchp. 102
21. The White Double Album and the Keys to Truthp. 104
22. Bill Vance and the Gerard Agencyp. 113
23. Beausoleil Also Cultivating the Wilson-Melcher Fame Funnelp. 115
24. Waiting for Melcher in a Miffed Modep. 116
25. Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate in Early 1969p. 116
26. Meanwhile, Back in Sleazovillep. 121
27. A Whirl of Polanski Projects in the Spring of 1969p. 122
28. The Spahn Movie Ranch (April-June 1969)p. 124
29. Manson Records in Santa Monica--Gunmania at the Spahn Movie Ranch (Spring 1969)p. 131
30. Meanwhile, Helter Kept Skelteringp. 138
31. Stealing the NBC Video Equipmentp. 143
32. Linda Kasabian Arrivesp. 146
33. The Shooting of Bernard Crowe (July 1969)p. 146
34. Kasabian Ingratiates Herself Through Cultic Money-Foistp. 152
35. Melcher Hears about Crowe and the Dune Buggy Battalion Gets Ready (July 1969)p. 155
36. Getting the Fearp. 162
37. Films of Violencep. 163
38. Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate in Europe Abigail Folger and Wojtek Frykowski on Cielo Drive in the Spring and Summer of 1969p. 169
Section 2 The Murders (July 25, 1969-August 10, 1969)
39. The Death of Gary Hinmanp. 177
40. The Anvil into Tartarosp. 189
41. Death on Cielo Drivep. 203
42. Fear Swept the Poolsidesp. 222
43. The Second Nightp. 230
Section 3 Manson Captured (August 16-December 1, 1969)
44. The Searchp. 243
45. A Swirl of Theoriesp. 250
46. Voodoo, a Reward and Molochp. 253
47. Berserk! The Spahn Ranch (August 10-31, 1969)p. 258
48. The Great Spahn Ranch Raidp. 262
49. The Killing of Shorty Sheap. 271
50. Rommel: The Barker Ranch (September, 1969)p. 273
51. The Burning of the Michigan Loaderp. 279
52. The Capture of Manson (September 20-October 12, 1969)p. 283
53. The Breaking of the Case (October-November 1969)p. 298
Section 4 The Family on Trial (1970-1971)
54. Flower-Waifs with Knives (December 1969-early 1970)p. 323
55. How I Became Involvedp. 328
56. Moiling Months of Investigation (early 1970)p. 332
57. Secret Film Evidence? (March 18)p. 338
58. The Spahn Ranch in 1970p. 341
59. Beausoleil's Second Trialp. 343
60. Caninoclapophobia at Spahnp. 346
61. Rostau Trunkedp. 347
62. A Movie in M-Land--Goler Wash in 1970p. 349
63. Plans for a Horrifying Escapep. 354
64. Up Goler Wash with Ron Hughes (June 11)p. 356
65. A Crucifixion Tableau in Front of Judge Olderp. 360
66. A Trial Begins in the Hall of Justice (June 15, 1970-March 31, 1971)p. 363
67. A Trip with Abbie, Anita and Phil (June 18)p. 367
68. Maxwell's Silver Copycatp. 370
69. A Witchy Shirtp. 372
70. Fear of the Family Among Rockersp. 379
71. A Jury is at Last Selectedp. 382
72. "This Case Might Finish Hollywood" (July 15)p. 383
73. I Mention Manson is a Racist in an Underground Newspaperp. 384
74. Revving up for Testimonyp. 385
75. Lunching for the Films (July 22)p. 386
76. X Dayp. 388
77. Trembling Testimonyp. 390
78. Manson Comes Up with Questions for Kasabianp. 394
79. The Photo I Couldn't Bear to Seep. 396
80. A Benefit Not To Bep. 397
81. Volunteersp. 398
82. The Intrusion of Nixon (August 3)p. 400
83. Blowing my Chance for the Filmsp. 402
84. Knives in the Corridorp. 402
85. Guenther, Whiteley and Gleasonp. 404
86. McQueen Threatening Mansonp. 410
87. Jesus until the Eyes (August 17)p. 412
88. A Purchaser for the Porn and Sadie Continues her Illness (August 28)p. 415
89. "When I Call Nixon I Get Put Straight Through" (September 4-7)p. 418
90. Getting to Lennonp. 422
91. Spahn Gonep. 422
92. Manson Tries to Pencil-Job Judge Olderp. 423
93. Conspiring to free Mansonp. 428
94. A Priest who Befriended Charliep. 431
95. Family Fatiguep. 434
96. Larry Larsen, Private Investigatorp. 435
97. The Strange Disappearance of Ron Hughes (Late November)p. 436
98. Manson Orders Davis & Pitman to Surrenderp. 438
99. A Strange New Direction (December 7)p. 440
100. Sharon Tate's Postcard in the Wildernessp. 444
101. 1971--Guiltyp. 445
102. Hideous Ends Hideous--Four Sentenced to Diep. 449
Section 5 The Long Aftermath (1971-2002)
103. The Schisms Beginp. 453
104. Justice for Donald Sheap. 454
105. Continuing My Investigation While Writing The Familyp. 455
106. A Visit to Moonfire Ranch (April 2)p. 466
107. Waiting for the Film (April 4)p. 467
108. Crossing Wires with John Lennonp. 470
109. The Hinman-Shea Case (1971-1972)p. 472
110. Lieutenant Deemer Seeks to Solve the Gaul-Sharp Murders (Spring 1973)p. 479
111. 1974: The Order of Rainbowp. 480
112. An INS Agent Investigates (1974)p. 483
113. The Year Squeaky Fromme Went After President Ford (1975)p. 484
114. Hard Time A-Healin': The Family Breaks Up (1976-1988)p. 492
115. The Case That Won't Go Away (Late 1988-1989)p. 507
116. The 1990s and Beyondp. 529