Sunday, October 10, 2021

Polanski Indicted For Defamation, Remembering The Factory

This just in from Venus!   Thanks Venus!!


Polanski could face trial for defamation of one of his accusers



The filmmaker Roman Polanski could be tried in Paris after his recent indictment for defamation, for comments questioning the veracity of the accusation of sexual abuse brought against him by the actress Charlotte Lewis, we learned Friday with their lawyers, confirming information from BFMTV.


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An excerpt from an article regarding The Factory, a landmark hotspot for the rich and famous Hollywood Elite, which mentions Sharon Tate & Jay Sebring.







...When I couldn’t get into The Factory, I waited outside with my cameras to see if I could shoot some of the many stars who played there.

On August 8, 1969, I was talking to an actress and her best friend outside the club.  I’d known her for a couple of years and when she was engaged to Phillipe Forquet, who starred with Sandra Dee and James Stewart in “Take Her, She’s Mine,” I visited them and she made dinner for us several times. We were laughing about old times, for about 15 minutes and then they went into the club.  The next night she and her best friend were brutally murdered by The Manson Clan.  Their names were Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring. Two days later, two FBI men showed up at my apartment and wanted to know what we’d talked about.  How did they know who I was and where to find me?  Duh, they were the FBI! Hollywood and it’s stars shut everything down.  All the clubs, The Daisy, The Candy Store and The Factory were empty because celebrities were afraid to leave their homes and beefed up their home security.  It was a scary time and the streets were deserted until we all learned about The Manson Family.

Five years later, bored with maintaining The Factory and looking for new avenues of fun, The Factory closed its doors.

14 comments:

katie8753 said...

Don't remember Sharon being engaged to Phillipe Forquet. Was that the guy who abused her? I could be wrong!

starviego said...

Two days later, two FBI men showed up at my apartment and wanted to know what we’d talked about. How did they know who I was and where to find me?

Well this kinda indicates Sharon and Jay were under surveillance, if the story is true. But would heavily pregnant Sharon feel like going late-night clubbing?

katie8753 said...

Good point Starviego. You have to take so many of these stories with a grain of salt...

katie8753 said...

It sounds like Roman's Karma is finally catching up with him!!

katie8753 said...

Venus writes:

Oh....I also think it seems odd that Jay and Sharon would be nightclubbing but stranger things have happened! They might've just stopped for a few minutes to say hi. Supposedly they went to a screening of a MEDICAL CENTER (remember that show? I do) episode starring Robert Lipton. I know Sharon supposedly went there so I'm sure Jay took her but who knows....

starviego said...

I don't know how accurate this account is, but it has some more info:

Fallen Angels: the Lives and Untimely Deaths of Fourteen Hollywood Beauties by Kirk Crivello c.1988

pg48
On August 7, 1969, actor Robert Lipton and Connie Kreski took Sharon to a screening of a "Marcus Welby, MD" episode.... Lipton: "The next night, I talked to her again on the phone, She asked that we come up to the house but I said we were going to an Orson Welles film. ... She.. asked that we come up after the screening.

starviego said...


Another account, which includes Jay:

www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/520/Sharon+Tate/
8-7-69 Sharon spends the day with Sebring at his home on Easton Drive. Later, they go to a screening of a new TV show, "Marcus Welby, M.D.," to see their good friend, actor Robert Lipton, appearing in the episode, one of his first acting roles. They are accompanied by starlet Connie Kreski.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Starviego!! Between you and Venus, you are making a lot more sense about all of this!

sunset77 said...

I'm not that familiar with Sharon Tate or her relationships. I had never even heard of Philippe Forquet, he possibly got in a fight with Sharon Tate and she ended up in the hospital in 1963. I don't have time to look everything up, but Forquet apparently, passed away in 2020, there appears to be a Facebook page about him--Philippe Forquet Viscount de Dorne-Actor

There seems to be some dispute as to whether Forquet beat her or not. I don't have time to look that up right now.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Sunset!!! What are you so busy working on???? LOL.

Venus writes:

Sharon met French actor Philippe Forquet in 1963 and the relationship became very serious very quickly. By Christmas of 1963 the two were engaged, much to the chagrin of her manager. The relationship was tumultuous at best, with rumors of cheating and abuse surrounding them. She ended the relationship with him in 1964 after a fight ended with her being taken to a hospital. After her death, Forquet would claim that she had been the violent aggressor in the relationship.

katie8753 said...

Venus also writes:

Connie Kreski was a girlfriend of Jay's. You can see her in his funeral footage. She later became a long time girlfriend of James Caan.

katie8753 said...

Who was that big guy with the white turban at Jay's funeral? I've seen him on many videos.

sunset77 said...

katie8753 said...

Thanks Sunset!!! What are you so busy working on???? LOL.

My dad is 85 years old and can't walk, my mom is 75 and I pretty much have to take of both of them. Laundry, shopping, yard work, doctors appointments, etc. It limits my computer time.

katie8753 said...

Wow Sunset you're a good son!!