Friday, December 2, 2011

The Saga Continues...
Inside Edition - The Mystery of Sharon Tate's Engagement Ring - Airdate : 12/2/2011
She was one of the world's most beautiful women, savagely murdered at the hands of Charles Manson's evil family in 1969.  Now the engagement ring that belonged to actress Sharon Tate is at the center of a firestorm of controversy.  The ring is being auctioned off at a memorabilia store in Manhattan. The ring was given to her by director Roman Polanski and the opening bid is $10,000.  Now the auction company Gotta Have It! is being blasted for selling one of Tate's most treasured possessions.

Adam Bardach is the son of Tate's best friend, Judy Dreszner. He says his mother, a former fashion model who died last year, was given the ring by director Roman Polanski as a treasured memento shortly after Tate's murder.  "It's disgusting to me that people are attempting to profit from such a tragedy," said Bardach.


But somehow the ring wound up in the hands of another woman, Suzanna Leigh, another of Tate's friends who starred with Elvis Presley in the 1966 movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style. She's the one now trying to auction it off.  In a sworn 2006 affidavit, Judy Dreszner said, "Suzanna Leigh stole the ring from me in 1989."   Dreszner said she gave it to Leigh to be appraised and never saw it again.  "It was never intended for sale. This is a private symbol of my mother's friendship with Sharon Tate," said Bardach.  Suzanna Leigh denies stealing the ring and says she's the rightful owner.

The auction company is coming under more fire for claiming that Tate might have been wearing the ring when she was slaughtered by the Manson Family.  The auction catalog states: "Since it was her engagement ring she was most likely wearing the ring on the day of her murder."  But Tate's sister Debra Tate says she couldn't have been wearing the ring because her fingers were too swollen from being eight-and-a-half months pregnant.


"Was this the ring she was wearing when she was murdered?" asked McInerney.  "Oh no. I don't know anything about that. I think the only thing she was wearing was her wedding ring," said Peter Siegel, President of the auction company.  Bidding for the on-line auction ends on December 9th.

16 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Is it just me... or is that guy Peter Siegel (owner of the auction company) kinda creepy looking?

Also...
It seems a bit weird seeing "Peter", hold the same ring (in photo #1)... which is pictured on Sharon's lovely finger in the bottom photo.
The ring sure seems to "suit" Sharon much better! LOL
I'm not sure I could by jewelry from that guy.
AHahahaha

katie8753 said...

It's funny that Judy Dreszner's son is saying that Roman gave her the ring. The auction company already posted a "letter of authenticity" from Roman saying he gave it to Mrs. Gutowski.

I've read most everything about Sharon Tate that I could get my hands on, and I've never heard of this Judy Dreszner. I thought Sheila Wells was her "best friend".

Now we have another "best friend" who stole the ring, and is putting it up for auction.

This mess stinks like a fish...from the head down.

Blah.

katie8753 said...

Gutowski...Polanski...

Hmmmm....is there a semblance here? HA HA HA.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Is there anyone else, just hoping this f#ckin' ring will sell, and disappear, already!! LOL

I mean... WTF?!

I'm so sick of doing threads on this freakin' thing.

Every time I think it's FINALLY OVER... the Saga CONTINUES!

This story, is like the ex-girlfriend in college, that just won't go away!
LOLOL

Jewelry... must be a woman thing...

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

I'm having flashbacks!
LOLOL

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Sorry...

I'm not sure I could "buy" jewelry from that guy.

Not...
I'm not sure I could "by" jewelry from that guy.
LOL

Hey, it's late... I missed a letter.
LOL

katie8753 said...

Lynyrd said: This story, is like the ex-girlfriend in college, that just won't go away!

Okay that's another story we should perhaps hear. HA HA.

Boy this italics thing is a pain in the butt!!!

Lynyrd check your e-mail. I sent you something I think you'll find interesting. :)

Nimrod said...

That's a tough one, do i get Season Tickets for the Jets games or do i buy the ring?

I might have to give this one some thought.

MrPoirot said...

Sell the dsmn thing. I tire of wet blankets telling others what they can't do.

katie8753 said...

Jimmy, that is a tough decision. Pay $10,000+ for a stupid looking ring that's too big to even bend your finger if you have it on, or remodel my house.

Hmmmmm.....

Venus said...

I'm guessing that Judy Dreszner was married to Gene Gutkowski. Maybe he's passed away and she remarried? Or they divorced and she remarried? I can't remember for sure, but wasn't Gene Gutkowski's wife named Judy? If so, that'd explain the confusion as to the name. Now, my big question is this: if the ring was stolen from this Judy person by Suzanna Leigh, why weren't charges filed? Also, why was Suzanna Leigh asked to get an appraisal? Couldn't Judy do it herself? Something's really weird here.

katie8753 said...

Hi Venus. I agree, there's something really wrong with this picture.

Maybe this Judy is/was Gene's wife, I don't know, but I agree, why didn't she just get an appraisal herself? And if she feels that this Susanna stole the ring and is now trying to auction it, you'd think she would file charges now that she has proof of who has it.

beauders said...

gene gutowski was married to a woman named judy and she was very good friends with sharon tate. i believe the ring was givn to her as polanski gave all of tate's things away--he gave her ferrrari to her father.

Dilligaf said...

Is it just me... or is that guy Peter Siegel (owner of the auction company) kinda creepy looking?

I thought he looked a bit like Cheech Marin......

katie8753 said...

Dilligaf, I was thinking the same thing!!!!

He does look like Cheech!! LOL

Janson2112 said...

Hmmm, I think Roman is creepy for giving all of Sharons possesions away. If he was in love, you would think he wouldn't want to part with anything belonging to Sharon, friggin pedophile creepy little man