I just learned that Steve McQueen was invited to Sharon Tate’s house the night she was murdered. So was my friend, Bryan McLean, who said he did not go, and instead kept a date he made earlier. I posted several years ago that I felt Bryan heard something. He knew Manson, as did a lot of people in the L.A. music scene. I wondered if he felt guilty, and this is the reason he found Christ. Well, so did Steve!
What if Steve and Bryan knew each other, and Steve invited Bryan to go with him to the small party? What if Bryan told Steve he heard rumors that Manson and his crew were going to show up, and they turned around? What would you do, go to the party and tell everyone Crazy Charlie is coming? Folks would think you are crazy – especially if he did not show, or his freaks, who had glommed on to Brian Wilson. If you told the police you heard something, and did not share it, then your career would be over.
As a stroke of Synchronicity , Thomas Pynchon had Manson in the background of his book ‘Inherent Vice’. This suggests there was a rumor going around. Then there is Phil Spector murdering Clarkson.
Tarantino’s movie ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ is about the scene I captured in this blog. Drug and LSD use was culture-altering. I hope this movie captures it. Pynchon must be freaking out after seeing this trailer.
John Presco 007
Over time Mason shared with his new friend, Steve McQueen. Eventually Sammy took McQueen to church, where Steve committed his life to Christ.
The media relations department of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association told this writer in 2003 that Dr. Graham visited the actor in his home just prior to his death in 1980. The well-known evangelist wrote the forward to the book: Steve McQueen, the Final Chapter, written by Grady Ragsdale and published in 1983, and noted, “I had planned to minister to Steve, but as it turned out, he ministered to me.” In the fifth Chapter of the newly released book – 16 Amazing Stories of Divine Intervention Steve McQueen’s inspiring story is once again told by author James Lambert.
As for Iconic actor, one of his final wishes prior to his death was that his personal story would stir many of his fans to develop a relationship with our loving God. You can play a part in fulfilling that wish by sharing Steve’s story with a relative or by passing on his story (in Chapter 5 of 16 Amazing Stories of Divine Intervention) to anyone who needs to hear the liberating message of God’s good news from the Bible.
Taylor Camp was a small settlement established in the spring of 1969 on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. It covered an area of 7 acres (2.8 ha) and at its peak it had a population of 120. It began with thirteen hippies seeking refuge from the ongoing campus riots and police brutality in the United States. They were arrested for vagrancy but Howard Taylor, brother of movie star Elizabeth, bailed them out of jail and invited them to settle on a beachfront property he owned.
Adding to their problems was McQueen’s escalating drug use. Indeed, it was during the counterculture period of the late Sixties that McQueen had his most unnerving near-miss. Preparing to head for dinner with his friend, hairdresser Jay Sebring, at the home of actress Sharon Tate (wife of director Roman Polanski), McQueen “ran into a chickie and decided to go off with her instead”, says Adams.
That night in 1969 was to become one of the most notorious in modern American history: Tate and Sebring, along with two of their friends, were brutally murdered by the followers of Charles Manson. “Going off with that girl saved his life. After that, he became more paranoid and wouldn’t let me go anywhere without a gun.”
“Truman Capote: The truth is, the LaBiancas and Sharon Tate and her friends were killed to protect you. Their deaths were directly linked to the Gary Hinman murder.
Bobby BeauSoleil: I hear you. I hear where you’re coming from.”
This morning I discovered a Pynchon movie is due out in December ‘Inherit Vice’.
“The setting is Los Angeles in 1970; the arrest and trial of the Manson Family is featured throughout the novel as a current event. Larry “Doc” Sportello, private investigator and “pothead”, receives a visit from his former girlfriend Shasta Fay Hepworth, now having an affair with the real-estate mogul Mickey Wolfmann. Shasta asks Doc to help foil a plot allegedly hatched by Mickey’s wife Sloane and her lover, Riggs Warbling, to have Mickey admitted to a mental health institution. Soon afterwards Tariq Khalil asks Doc to find the whereabouts of Glen Charlock, one of Mickey’s bodyguards—Tariq claims that Glen owes him money after their time spent together in prison.
Thomas Pynchon wrote Inherit Vice in 2009. Had he been reading my blogs? Reese Witherspoon will play Shasta. She is in my and Mary Ann Tharaldsen’s family tree, as is Mel Lyman and his wife, Jessie Benton, whose cult following allegedly worshipped Charles Manson. There is an alleged music interest between Mel and Manson, that appears to be extended to musician Bobby Beausoleil who played in the Grass Roots, Arthur Lee’s band that became ‘Love’.
My friend Bryan Maclean replaced Bobby. One blogger suggests Bobby had it out for Bryan who was invited to the Polanski residence the night the Manson family showed up. In an interview Bryan says he changed his mind at the last moment, but, I don’t believe him. I think he knew Manson and Bobby who murdered musician Gary Hinman over a dope deal gone bad. I don’t buy it. I suspect Bobby was pressuring Hinman to promote his and Charlie’s music. When he refused, Charlie showed up. This story of a motorcycle gang is bogus because members would have come forth and bragged, and, there is not investigation of them.
Pynchon was not a hippie, nor did he hang out with hippies. He was married to my ex who was part of the hippie scene, but for her connection to me, she was more of a Beat. I knew members of the Brotherhood of Eternal Love who were LA surfers. Bryan was a surfer, as was Larry Sidel, who married my sister Christine. Larry was a LSD salesman, and my have hung with the BEL.
Above is a pic of Bryan singing at Mary Ann and my wedding. Bobby was nicknamed ‘Cupid’. Mary Bruner named her son by Charlie ‘Valentine’
Is this Bobby’s son? Like myself, Bryan got sober. He found Jesus. He talks about how close he came to death. His friend, Sky, was murdered by Malinda’s father. Did Bryan know the truth about the Manson Murders, and knew this cult would kill him if her spoke out? I suspect Sharon Tate knew Manson was going to show up. I believe he was there. Did Bryan know?
Bryan partied with the Polanskis, and was a friend of Terry Melcher who worked in the music industry with the Wilson brothers of Beach Boy fame, who befriended and housed the Manson Family. How David met member of the family, sounds bogus. Allegedly the Polanskis were into masochism that produced the movie ‘Rosemarie’s Baby’. It appears Bryan knew Charlie. Bryan knew everyone. Did he bring him to David Wilson’s house. Charlie got to know all the musicians in LA. Was Bryan screwing a Manson chic?
Bryan was Christine’s lover. My friend, Michael Harkins, was a private investigator who volunteered to work undercover at our wedding reception where he caught a son of Mary Ann’s good friend, going through purses. My wife got upset at Michael. The question is, was my friend Pynchon’s model for Larry “Doc” Sportello. Michael acted like a doctor, and was trained by the famous detective, William Lindhart, who was hired by Carl Chessman. Michael offered to investigate the death of my late sister, the world famous artist ‘Rosamond’.
It’s time to put my book in print. I have given so much REAL STUFF away for FREE! Pynchon is a wanna-be hippie who is exploiting my brothers and sisters.