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From the archives of You Must Remember This, Karina Longworth presents her hugely popular series, “Charles Manson’s Hollywood.” It chronicles the murders committed by followers of Charlie Manson in the summer of 1969, and how the lurid crime and its aftermath were inseparable from the show business milieu in which they occurred. Originally released in 2015. For more great Hollywood stories, subscribe to the You Must Remember This podcast.

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From the archives of You Must Remember This, Karina Longworth presents her hugely popular series, “Charles Manson’s Hollywood.” It chronicles the murders committed by followers of Charlie Manson in the summer of 1969, and how the lurid crime and its aftermath were inseparable from the show business milieu in which they occurred. Originally released in 2015. For more great Hollywood stories, subscribe to the You Must Remember This podcast.

    E12: The Manson Family on Trial

    E12: The Manson Family on Trial

    The trials of the Manson family became a kind of public theater which a number of current and future filmmakers found themselves caught up in. Joan Didion bought a dress for a Manson girl to wear to court, Dennis Hopper visited Manson in prison, and a young John Waters attended the trial and took inspiration for his legendary film, Pink Flamingos. Originally released in 2015. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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    • 52 min
    E11: Death Valley ’69

    E11: Death Valley ’69

    After the murders, Manson moved his family to the depths of the California desert. There, even before they were finally apprehended by the law, their utopia started to fall apart. Hollywood was in the process of being changed by Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, a film shot partially in the same desert where Manson was now hiding. The Family and their flight to Death Valley -- and the impossible dream of the 60s revolution in general -- was soon thereafter unwittingly reflected in Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni's attempt to make a Hollywood studio film, Zabriskie Point, starring Hopper's future wife. Originally released in 2015. 











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    • 43 min
    E10: Roman Polanski After Sharon Tate

    E10: Roman Polanski After Sharon Tate

    Roman Polanski was in London the night his pregnant wife was murdered in their home. He returned to Los Angeles, devastated, to find himself wanted for questioning in a crime which the LAPD, initially, had no idea how to solve. Originally released in 2015.










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    • 41 min
    E9: August 8-10, 1969

    E9: August 8-10, 1969

    Over the course of a single weekend, half a dozen hippies massacred seven people. This episode includes disturbing details about very violent crimes. Originally released in 2015.









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    • 47 min
    E8: Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski

    E8: Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski

    While trying to launch her own acting career, Sharon Tate fell in love with, and eventually married, Roman Polanski, the hotshot Polish filmmaker who had his first massive American hit in the summer of 1968, Rosemary’s Baby. Originally released in 2015.









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    • 29 min
    E7: Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring

    E7: Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring

    In the first of two episodes about the Manson Family’s most famous victim, we’ll trace actress Sharon Tate’s early years, her romance with celebrity hairdresser Jay Sebring, and the on-set affair that changed the course of Tate’s life and career. Originally released in 2015.









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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Film_Junkie1970 ,

Excellent! Well researched!

Excellent! I just saw Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood’ and this podcast is a great companion piece to fill in the details of this time & place. Now I want to watch the movie again, to see what Tarantino changed.
I didn’t know much about Manson before listening to this, so I found his music ambitions/connections very interesting.

Sebastian9900 ,

Well researched, respectful, and incredibly thorough!

I can't imagine a more comprehensive exploration of the Manson family (or for that matter, American culture in the late 1960s), as Karina Longworth has done such a fantastically throrough job. I learned so much about Manson, his followers, and his victims (for instance, I did not know that Doris Day had an indirect connection to Manson). But not only is this series entertaining and informative, it is respectful. It is well-researched and grounded, and Longworth thankfully avoids sensationalizing or focusing unnecessarily on the gory details of the murders. Highly recommended for those interested in Manson or the 1960s.

PaulaRJS ,

Amazing storytelling

Very well written and love the flow of the story.
However, really picky perhaps but I hated so much when the narrator would voice the Manson girls and would make a nasal voice. It was extremely annoying and kind of took the seriousness of the story for me.

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