Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Lonnie Writes...


I’m contacting you to let you know my feature film The Last of the Manson Girls is currently available to stream on Prime Video.


A press release and poster are attached. I’m happy to answer any questions. 

Thanks

Lonnie Martin




Feature Film 'The Last of the Manson Girls' Released on Streaming Service 
After a successful festival run in which it took home seven titles, the Indie feature film The Last of the Manson Girls is now available to the public on Prime Video. It can be seen here in the US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07VYM4TL4 and here in the UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07VZNNKS7
The film is based on the essay “My Acid Trip with Squeaky Fromme” by Paul Krassner, an American counter-culture journalist who published the freethought magazine The Realist and was a founding member of the Yippies in the ‘60’s. Mr. Krassner died July 21, 2019. 
The Last of the Manson Girls takes place in January, 1972. Convinced there's more to the Manson murders than meets the public eye, counterculture journalist Krassner embarks on an LSD tinged investigation of the last of Manson's disci- ples: Brenda McCann, Sandra Good, and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme. What he finds could change how the world sees the 60s... if he lives long enough to tell the story.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Peter Writes...

I’m a big Ed Wood fan, and I know he was involved in a ton of low budget films, including some westerns.  I was wondering if Ed Wood ever was at Spahn during his career as a director. I think he directed films from the late 50s when he did Plan 9 From Outer Space and all that stuff, and into the mid to late 60s until he couldn’t get hired anymore and became more of a script writer.  I think it would be reasonable to think he was at Spahn at some point, although I doubt he ever crossed paths with the Family.  OTOH, Charlie knew A LOT of people, so it’s not inconceivable they met at some point.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Reeve Whitson

William writes:

In Tom O’Neill’s book Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties we learn about Reeve Whitson, a CIA agent disguised as a hippie. He was a close friend of Sebring, Tate and Polanski. He also knew Charles Manson. He had advance knowledge of the murders at the Tate house, because he had the house under surveillance. He was at the Tate house after the murders were committed but before the police arrived. Whitson was the one who coerced Hatami to cooperate with Bugliosi during the investigation. He threatened Hatami with deportation back to Iran if he did not cooperate. He not only helped Bugliosi, but he also gave much help to  Paul Tate during his private investigation of his daughter’s death.

O'Neill's information on Whitson provides strong support for the proposition that military and intelligence agencies were involved in the Tate LaBianca murders, bringing the CIA’s Phoenix program of assassination and torture of Vietnamese non-combatants home to America. The purpose behind the plot was to incite terror among white people and put the blame on black radicals.

Friday, August 9, 2019

"Leave Something Witchy"

Leave Something Witchy is a true crime graphic novel by writer/artist Randolph Gentile. 

Clocking in at 219 pages the graphic novel covers the formation of the Family through the murders and their eventual capture in late 1969. 

The book explores the backgrounds of the major players in the family from their youth to their joining the group at Spahn Ranch. It also tells the story of the Lottsapoppa affair, the Hinman murder, the death of Shorty Shea, and of course, the Tate/LaBianca slayings.

It explores the Helter Skelter scenario as well as evidence that the murders that took place a half a century ago were copycat killings designed to free Bobby Beausoleil from prison.

Gentile, a former Marvel Comics artist and designer, spent almost 7 years researching, writing and drawing the project, speaking to Manson biographers and people close to Manson before his death. 

He’s crowdfunding the project through Kickstarter offering the book both digitally and in paperback format.

Here is a preview of the book.











And the Kickstarter Link is here:  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/leavesomethingwitchy/1690693262?ref=8ftb9p&token=0a2cc714