Monday, March 16, 2015

Manson, Sinatra and Me: A Hollywood Party Girl's Memoir and How She Helped Vincent Bugliosi with the Helter Skelter Case

Paperback - February 19, 2015
Manson, Sinatra and Me is a Hollywood party girl's memoir that details her encounters with former Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, sports stars, businessmen - you name it - including the likes of Frank Sinatra and other members of the Rat Pack. The average man or woman may not have heard of Virginia Graham, but everybody in the know was aware of what her game was as a key player in the Hollywood Screw System.

21 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Thanks Katie.
I took the liberty of making a few changes/updates.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

$20 for the book, and $10 for the kindle version.

Maybe Starship can do a review for us...

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

"Virginia Graham had a heck of a run in her life as a party girl, and has told of her rollicking story very well in this poignant and sometimes very funny memoir of hers. She also happened to be a star witness of mine in helping me bring the Manson Family killers to justice, something for which I will always be very grateful to her."

- Vincent Bugliosi

katie8753 said...

Thanks Lynyrd!!

beauders said...

Is this a new version of "Joy of Hooking?

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hi Beauders.

It may very well be, a newer version of Graham's "Joy of Hooking"... because the description for Graham's original book ("The Joy of Hooking") is on Cielodrive.com, and it's pretty damn close to verbatim (to this "new" book on Amazon)... and moreover, both books are distributed by the same publisher (i.e., "Zebra Publications").

See here:
http://www.cielodrive.com/books/?p=20

On the other hand, someone by the name of "CCB Publishing" posted the following comment 48 hours ago, over at Cielodrive.com:

CCB Publishing says:
March 14, 2015 at 5:23 am

"Yes, Virginia Graham is still alive, and a new book has just been published – Manson, Sinatra and Me: A Hollywood Party Girl’s Memoir and How She Helped Vincent Bugliosi with the Helter Skelter Case. Vincent Bugliosi himself has even endorsed the book. It is currently available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle editions:
http://www.amazon.com/Manson-Sinatra-Me-Hollywood-Bugliosi/dp/1771432055"


Also, Graham's original book has 280 pages... and this "new" book has 256.
(Not that it really matters... because of course, this could simply be a shorter (edited) version of the same book).

In short Beauders...
Your guess, is as good as mine.
It's Katie's post. LOL

katie8753 said...

I don't know anything about this book, I just saw that it was for sale.

But it can't be worse than the pointless drivel that is churned out by countless authors who write books every year who claim they know "THE TRUTH" because they (1) spoke to Manson, or (2) they spoke to a "secret nameless source", or (3) they figured out Tex was lying, or (4) they claim all the victims are drug dealers, or (5) (and this is my favorite) it was all done as copy cat murders to get Bobby out of jail.

I won't personally buy this book, but if someone else wants a few chuckles to ease their pain, have at it.

katie8753 said...

Hi Beauders! Speaking of books, how is yours coming along??

Marliese said...

Can't you just see her though...a skanked out Sadie (separating Sadie from Susan Atkins, the woman who did her time for forty years) doing cart wheels without underwear in the women's jail, and bragging eye gouging blood and gore? What a dirty little wreck she must've been...

katie8753 said...

Hi Marliese! I think Susan Atkins had 2 channels. The crazy one (Sadie) and the sane one (Susan).

I think we saw Susan at the parole hearings, soft spoken, sweet and contrite, but I think Sadie still lived there too. You can tell from her pictures during her time in prison.

It's interesting to think about because I think "Susan" hated "Sadie" but she never really ridded herself of her other self.

Does that make sense?

Marliese said...

That makes perfect sense. I haven't thought of her that way, but now that you mention it...makes good sense.

She's always had two different looks to me...physically...sometimes she looked very pretty, and at other times...she was almost ugly, especially years ago. Always figured some of those ugly looks were her stringy hair, rotting teeth, bad skin, no care etc

But aside from her pretty and not so pretty facial expressions, you're right, there was soft spoken, contrite Susan, and then there were flashes of spooky Susan here and there...at least in some photos we see through the years.

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katie8753 said...

Thanks Marliese. I think that Susan was a scared young girl, singing in the church choir, afraid that her mother would die, which she did, and afraid that her Daddy would bail, which he did.

Then she met the Devil himself, Manson. Which was her downfall.

I really do think she was 2 personalities. I hope that Susan won in the end. I think she probably did....

katie8753 said...

Well, it's late, and I have a big day tomorrow, so I'll say night, night!!! :)

beauders said...

The books pretty well done, just some tweaking needed. I need a publisher or help self publishing. I'm afraid of getting sued. Maybe when Manson dies something will happen. If it does I plan on writing an encyclopedia on Jonestown, which was my first love of my 'odd' subjects (Jonestown, the Holocaust, Manson).

Cuntry Trash said...

Wasn't the celebrity hit list fake? Didn't Ronnie Howard say Virginia fabricated it? "It's obvious they are guilty, let's spice it up."

candy and nuts said...

beauder I've read almost all the books on Jonestown I would definitely buy another book if you write on fascinating tale of madness

katie8753 said...

Cuntry, I thought Susan made the celebrity hit list up??

katie8753 said...

Beauders said: Maybe when Manson dies something will happen.

Why does everyone say that? What will happen?

The Jonestown book would be interesting. More mayhem for no reason at all, except a maniacal cult leader goes haywire.

beauders said...

I believe that when Manson dies, there will be a renewed interest in him by the press for about six months. New documentaries will come, former Family members are going to come out of the woodwork and several books will be published. I think we'll Cathy Shares book come out them as well as Stephanie Schram's book. If anyone has any idea's for publishing this thing let me know at beauders@aol.com. thanks

william marshall said...

Beauders I'm personally thrilled your book is done our mutual friend Matt 1st told me about you & all your year's of research Hi Katie Good question about all the people saying they will have some revolution when Manson dies mainly Robert Hendrickson comes to mind Hello Lynyrd glad to see you I honesty haven't visited the blog in awhile still battling Cancer but I'm thinking last time I was around vyou were Retiring from the great blog I always liked that this blog wasn't run by some dictator in need of an attitude adjustment or just a old fashion ass kicking

grimtraveller said...

katie8753 said...

I don't know anything about this book, I just saw that it was for sale.

But it can't be worse than the pointless drivel that is churned out by countless authors who write books every year who claim they know "THE TRUTH"


Don't you believe it. It not only could be worse, it is !
It's a pretty crummy book.