Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bobby Beausoleil's Place... The "Russian Embassy"

SBuch113 Writes:
Hey LS.....Don't know if you've seen the TV show "Oddities San Francisco".
The episode called "Miniature Monstrosities" has a segment featuring the San Fran. house known as the "Russian Embassy".  They do a walk-through... and a reference to Bobby Beausoliel's stay there... along with his Manson connection.  As usual the "facts" are rubbish but still a unique peek inside the place.
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Thanks SBUCH!  You ROCK!

7 comments:

MrPoirot said...

The Russian Embassy was the beginning of Beausoleil's freaky habit of writing on the wall in red, whether it be lipstick or blood. Why Beausoleil has that habit is a mystery. Was it an early indicator of murder in his future? Had he not met Manson would murder have never ctossed Beausoleil's mind?

There iis a pic of Beausoleil at the front door of the Russian Embassy wearing the mad hatter hat and there is red writing on the door.

Marliese said...
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katie8753 said...

Marliese thanks for all that information!

What a beautiful old house. I'd love to see it.

I love the way the girls laughed and said "creeeeeeepppppyyyy" when the guy mentions Bobby's name. LOL.

How did Bobby afford to stay in such a nice place??

Marliese said...
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katie8753 said...

Thanks Marliese. I would imagine if that house was a dump with a leaking roof, no electricity, no running water and paint peeling off the walls it wouldn't cost much to live there. And Bobby was a cute "piece of merchandise" to sponge off that guy.

I know San Francisco is expensive. My sister and brother-in-law lived in Fresno years ago and he found a job in SF, which is about 3 hours north. He finally rented a room in one of those old 2-story Victorian homes and was paying $800/month just for a room, communal bathroom, no meals provided. This was back in the 80's. I can't imagine what it costs now.

But it's a beautiful city...that I remember.

Doc Sierra said...

Back in the mid 60s The Jefferson Airplane rented the Russian Embassy. According to Grace Slick they threw legendary parties there. David Crosby, Neil Young and a lot of other rock legends used to party there. I'm not sure but I think that the band pic on the back of Jefferson Starship's Red Octopus album was shot there.

Doc Sierra said...

katie8753 said...

Thanks Marliese. I would imagine if that house was a dump with a leaking roof, no electricity, no running water and paint peeling off the walls it wouldn't cost much to live there. And Bobby was a cute "piece of merchandise" to sponge off that guy

I know San Francisco is expensive. My sister and brother-in-law lived in Fresno years ago and he found a job in SF, which is about 3 hours north. He finally rented a room in one of those old 2-story Victorian homes and was paying $800/month just for a room, communal bathroom, no meals provided. This was back in the 80's. I can't imagine what it costs now.

But it's a beautiful city...that I remember.
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Yes, it's a beautiful city. Back in the late 60s I remember it differently. I lived near the corner of Cook and Geary for a short time. We were about 2 miles from the Haight and about a mile from Panhandle Park. The hippies, being into saving the earth and stopping pollution seemed to be a bunch of hypocrites. I remember my mother and her friend Colleen taking us sight seeing. I remember the smell of dog poop and seeing litter everywhere. It wasn't a pleasant place. One time we were driving and we saw a fight. One guy had crutches and one had a machete. The one guy was swinging a crutch and the guy with the machete was chopping it to pieces. When the light turned green my mother tore out of there. I don't know the outcome but it probably wasn't pleasant. I visited the Haight in 1980 and it was still the same. A lot of guys that looked like excons and other shady looking characters along with many homeless people. We used to go there to buy quantities of LSD. I went back there in 93 and man, what a difference. It seemed to be in the process of gentrification. The place was really cleaned up and I felt safe and comfortable there. We stopped for ice cream at the Ben and Jerry's on the corner of Haight and Ashbury. It was a very positive experience.