Friday, August 13, 2021

Sunset writes:

Katie, I received an e-mail last night from a person that says he has some information about Reeve Whitson.  Whitson possibly tried to get Sharokh Hatami deported.  Hatami was apparently Sharon Tate's photographer.  I'm not that familiar with that part of the case.

Anyway, I think he'd like for us to do a post about it, he wrote an article, I'll post a link...to the article that is mostly about cars, but it mentions Reeve Whitson.

Thanks Sunset.  Lynyrd did a thread on this subject in 2019.  I'm going to re-post here.  Let the discussions begin!!

20 comments:

sunset77 said...

Thanx Katie!! I'm not that familiar with Reeve Whitson and I don't remember the earlier post. However, I'll send an e-mail to the person that sent me that e-mail and try to include links. Thanx again!!

RLPatents said...

Reeve Whitson moved to the USA and became a friend of people in high places, such as WWII hero General Curtis LeMay, Art Linkletter and especially, the head of the Immigration & Naturalization Service. Maurice Philippe received his permanent residency in the USA the same day I received mine, in a private champagne ceremony in the office of Howard Hazell, INS’s Big Guy.”

RLPatents said...

Here is another interesting career Reeve Whitson was involved in:

Who was Reeve Whitson? This man was the first to establish a system of licensing model cars by the actual manufacturers. In 1968, a story on Miniature Auto (UK) showed a “whole new line of Manufacturer-Approved clear plastic bodies”. Brabham, McLaren, Lotus and others had signed on to this new idea. It fizzled as the bodies were so-so and the market was collapsing. . . . He [Whitson] then devised plans to manufacture advanced licensed slot cars, prototypes of which were built by Bryan Warmack of Team Riggen. . . . This plan also faltered.

sunset77 said...

Thanx for the comment RLPatents. I think I read Whitson was involved somehow with Cox model cars. If I remember correctly, Cox made little cars and planes that had combustion engines. I had one, but it never ran, I got it used, the glow plug was burned out and I never got a new one. Here's a photo of one similar to the one I had--Bonneville Shrike

Whitson was apparently associated with Sharokh Hatami. I'm not familiar with him at all. I've seen him described as Sharon Tate's "friend", and as her photographer. When I get some time, I'll try to look him up and see if there's anything online.

sunset77 said...

I'm sorry this post didn't have more activity, Reeve Whitson is apparently not that well known, I know very little about him my self. He was apparently friends with Sharokh Hatami an Iranian born photographer that passed away in 2017. However, Hatami apparently had a Facebook page in 2012, and a number of photos he took of famous people can be seen there, including photos of Sharon Tate--Sharokh Hatami Facebook Photos

katie8753 said...

Thanks Sunset. I don't know that much about Reeve Whitson either. And I think that a lot of people argue about his involvement in the TLB murders.

Hatami was at Cielo Drive taking pics of Sharon the day that Manson came by looking for Terry Melcher and he quickly told him to get lost. Hatami was very protective of Sharon. I personally think that's the reason for the Cielo Drive murders. Manson was mad at the entertainment industry for rejecting him and wanted revenge. I think the motive for Cielo Drive and Waverly Drive were 2 different things.

katie8753 said...

If anybody is interested in the "Doomsday Couple" case, there is going to be an interview tonight at 9pm Central Time on CBS 48 Hours with Chad Daybell's grown children.

katie8753 said...

Beauders, now Paris & Finn are "flirting" with each other since he's in the "guest house". They will hook up and who knows what will happen. Plus Quinn & Carter are talking about their "love" in the office. It's only a matter of time until someone overhears them and snitches!

This show is so easy to figure out. Especially since there are only 5 or 6 people on there now.

UtahBeach said...

I have always believed that Reeve Whitson was working for Peter Folger, tracking Abigail's activities that summer. It would explain his strange appearances during the investigation. Whitson was a former CIA agent who had worked extensively in Latin America including Ecuador. Undoubtedly, he would have run into Peter Folger in those years as American corporations and the US government were intertwined throughout that era.

Folger was a former intelligence officer during WWII and maintained those contacts long after the war. Putting guys like Whitson on the payroll would have been commonplace. Peter and Abigail were estranged at the time, so having her tracked would be the only way he knew what was going on.

That's why there is probably a partial truth in Garretson's strange story of a "hippie" driving him home that afternoon and asking about the cars near the garage. That "hippie" was probably Whitson trying to confirm that Abigail was still at Cielo.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Utah. Why would Peter Folger want to track Abigail's activities?? Because of the drug use? Or something else?

I don't know much about the Folgers. It seems that they quickly buried Abigail and just kind of kept quiet. I always figured it was because they had money and a social position to worry about. Was there something more nefarious going on?

starviego said...

UtahBeach said...
"Whitson .. had worked extensively in Latin America including Ecuador. ..
Folger was a former intelligence officer during WWII..."

Interesting. Do you have a source for that?

UtahBeach said...

Hi Katie,
Peter and Abigail were estranged due to his leaving her mom and marrying his secretary in the early 60s (not sure of the exact time period). He was also an older dad and supposedly austere, everything you would associate with a scion of an ultra rich family. That creates a distance. Despite giving Abigail everything a kid would want, the divorce really hurt her. So, like many rich guys, they kept tabs on their kids through private detectives and other means.

I know Peter Jr. speaks of his dad very highly, so I don't want to pass judgement. But that was the reason for the estrangement. I'm sure Mr. Folger did not care for Voytek the drug dealer dated his daughter. At the height of the Cold War, his daughter is dating a guy who escaped from Communist Poland and has a family back there.

For a 60+ year old guy running a giant corporation, that is scandalous.

UtahBeach said...

Hi Starviego,

I have Folger's service record in the USMC, commendation listings and other material from the Marine Corps History dept. and I think there is an account of his WWII service in the Pacific at another site.

My knowledge of Whitson is pieced together from things I've read. Getting his govt service record is impossible.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Utah! I'm sorry I haven't had the time I need to respond on a daily basis. I will get back with you sometime this week or this weekend. Lots of stuff going on here!!!

I don't know what political party Peter was subscribed to, but I know that Gibby was involved in politics. I will expound on that later. Peter might not have liked that.

UtahBeach said...

No problem, Katie. You have to wonder how Peter felt about Haight Ashbury fundraisers and Abigail's own work at the clinic.

katie8753 said...

I found this blog about Abigail Folger. I have no idea who it belongs to. But check it out if you want.

https://abigailfolgertribute.blogspot.com/

In 1969 Abigail Folger supported Tom Bradley for Mayor of LA versus Sam Yorty. She also supported RFK for Prez.

Gibby spent a lot of time and money in Charity Orgs. She also invested a lot of money on Sebring, Intl!

katie8753 said...

Yeah Yeah Yeah, as the Beatles said! LOL.

katie8753 said...

Hey Beauders, on the B&B it's getting really sick! Eric wants Quinn to "get it on" with Carter. I hope he doesn't want to watch!!!!

beauders said...

I laugh when I see Carter on B&B with his shirt off all the time. I mean he runs a huge corporation but he has plenty of free time to sit with his shirt off and think about Quinn.

katie8753 said...

I know! It's amazing how much free time these people have and Forrester just keeps running by itself. Carter could pretty much get any woman he wants. Why is he so hooked on Quinn?

I want to see less of Quinn & Carter, and more of Sheila. And where is Dollar Bill?