Reading Starship's post, it reminded me of my encounter with "Charlie's girls." This occurred in 1970-71.
My sister (who is much older than I) worked for an attorney from 1967-1972. In 1968, she was assigned to the West Hollywood office. Their office was upstairs in this building (now a restaurant), and the office across the hall was none other than "Bob Marcucci Productions"...yes, "The Idol Maker"... and she was good friends with him.
It was at the corner of Sunset and Sunset Plaza in West Hollywood, within walking distance of Ben Franks, a well-known coffee shop hang-out for "anyone who was anyone" (at that time). See below...
One day out of the blue, my sister decided to take me to work with her for the day, mainly because I think she was bored at work and wanted someone to talk to...lol.
On the way there, we came in from the East and I was quite curious of Hollywood so she drove the full length of Sunset to show me around "the scene". I remember the Hari Krishnas, the sidewalk guitar players, the "love children"....
Then while stopped at a traffic signal, I noticed these "weirdos" on the corner - their heads were shaved. I asked my sister "what's wrong with them?" She screamed so loud I was startled: "Roll up the windows and lock the doors, hurry! And for Christ's sake, DON'T STARE AT THEM!!!" I said "why, who are they?" She said "They're Charlie's girls, don't look at them." I said "Who's Charlie?" She said "Charlie Manson!" I was only slightly familiar with the case, as my parents wouldn't allow me to watch any news related to violence or war.....and being a preteen at that time, I could care less about that stuff. I was only interested in seeing David Cassidy or Davy Jones...but that didn't happen!
At the time however, the incident did scare the crap out of me, but I think my sister embellished that! And no, I have no idea which ones they were, but they did have an "x" carved in their forehead... my sister pointed that out, before she told me not to stare at them...lol
Submitted by Kimchi! Thanks Kimchi!!