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MANSON IN MAGAZINES & TABLOIDS

This is a diverse listing of some of the many features and articles on, or related to, Charles Manson and his family and their crimes as reported in the magazines and tabloids spanning thirty years, including more obscure publications as well. It is by no means complete, and is limited to the publications I m aware of and!or had access to copies of. "opefully this will act as a guide for those interested in the sub#ect matter and will inspire others to fill it in with information on other publications not listed here. Manson was commonly referred to as $atan by some of his followers and also by the press as can be seen on the covers of the N.Y. Daily News from %ec. &th and 'th, (')', as well as in some of the tabloids and mags that follow. $ome of Manson s girls referred to themselves as $atan s $laves which was also the name of the outlaw motorcycle club with a $an *ernando +alley chapter that Manson was supposed to have set his sights on for enlistment in his apocalyptic desert attac, battalion, which didn t pan out. It is interesting to note that Manson and family lived in Canoga -ar, at ./'(/ 0resham $t. in 1anuary and *ebruary (')', which put them within bloc,s of many of the larger publishers of the adult slic,s at the time.

It s a wonder that some of Manson s girls didn t end up posing for some of the magazine photographers as they were ,nown to turn tric,s on occasion when
money was tight. Catherine
East Village Other - v5 #37 Aug. 11, 1970

0ypsy $hare did play a nude Indian s2uaw in the se3ploitation ilm The Ramrodder in which 4obby
4eausoleil also had a part playing an Indian brave. It is also ironic that Manson and crew were living in Canoga -ar, when the 1an. (')' issue of Movies International 5678 titled Horror Fantasy was published, also from Canoga -ar,. The irony is that it featured $haron Tate on the cover and inside posing in provocative, semi9nude shots on a bed. In 4ugliosi s boo, Helter Skelter he 2uotes -aul :at,ins as saying, we all moved into the 0resham $t. house to get ready for "elter $,elter. $o we could watch it coming down and see all of the things going on in the city. "e ;Charlie< called the 0resham $t. house =The >ellow $ubmarine from the 4eatles movie. It was li,e a submarine in that when you were in it you weren t allowed to go out, you could only pee, out of the windows.

:e started designing dune buggies and motorcycles and we were going to buy twenty9five "arley $portsters... and we mapped escape routes to the desert . . . supply caches . . . we had all these different things going on. In ?d $anders boo, The Family in the infamous $leazo Inputs chapter, he writes, Manson used to hang out on the $unset $trip using the name Chuc, $ummers. There were a bunch of sleazo bars and cafes on or near the $unset $trip with names li,e the 0ala3y Club, @mnibus and The Melody Aoom that Chuc, $ummers fre2uented in (')&. 4i,ers, prostitutes, petty criminals and porn models floc,ed to these clubs. The house band for the 0ala3y Club at the time was Iron 4utterfly. $even $eventy -ublications and -ress Brts often used photos of the hippies and the bi,ers from the $unset $trip!$an *ernando +alley area, ta,en out on the streets and in the par,s in the environment in which they were found. In fact, some of the same outlaw bi,er clubs mentioned by $anders are among the clubs pictured in many of the photos from these e3ploitation mags, identifiable by their #ac,et patches or colors,C or named in the te3t itself. -endulum and 0allery -ress culled some of their nude models from the same $unset $trip scene, using the hippies and bi,ers in posed softcore photos. Bgain it is surprising that some of Manson s girls didn t end up posing in those mags. $anders also mentioned that Manson tried to get his girls into the topless clubs on the $trip as dancers through 1ac, 0erard and his 0erard Bgency who was to act as their agent. 0erard was not impressed with the scant breasts of the girls and offered to get them silicone in#ections, which they refused. This might have been the same 1ohn 0erard that was editor of Bdam magazine for a short spell in the late si3ties. $anders goes on to write, The 0ala3y Club was located up the street from the :his,ey B 0o90o. Manson probably met the bi,e club, 1o,ers @ut of "ell, at the 0ala3y. $ome of Manson s lesser9,nown girl friends, with names li,e Mouse and +enus, were also fre2uenters of these establishments. $unset $trip seems to be where Manson first made contact with the satanic variety of bi,e groups, with names li,e The $atan $laves, The 1o,ers @ut of "ell, The $traight $atans, The Coffin Ma,ers and other snuff oriented groups of young men. It is undeniable that an increasing contact with some of these clubs with hellish names would create great violent =reflections in Manson. :ith some of the groups li,e $traight $atans and particularly The $atan $laves, Manson had deep association during the following year of violence. $anders seems to be saying these clubs were satanic #ust because of their names and he doesn t seem to be able to get the names 2uite right either, The Coffin Ma,ers were actually The Coffin Cheaters. The $atan s $laves basically turned down Manson s advances and offers of willing young ladies in e3change for their enlistment in his apocalyptic desert army. Manson had slightly better luc, with the $traight $atans, a smaller, not as well ,nown club. To what e3tent he convinced the motorcycle club as a whole of the truth of his philosophy concerning an impending apocalypse has not been clarified. @nly a few of the $traight $atans regularly hung out at the $pahn Aanch, the mainstay was $traight $atan %anny %e Carlo. @bviously Manson and the tangential concerns of the crimes, trials and tribulations of those involved, were covered in hundreds of newspapers and magazines worldwide, I have focused on the Bmerican magazines and tabloid newspapers, with a few from ?urope thrown in. The articles and features in these diverse publications range from the well written and highbrow, to the scurrilous and #ust plain funny tabloid drivelD but most of them fall somewhere in between. Ta,en chronologically the magazines and tabloids give a better view of the press s reaction to, and coverage of, Manson and the trials at that time and his growing mythos through the later decades. If you ll notice the dates below, ('7/ was the year for Manson in print. ?ven though Manson was arrested in @ctober =)', he and his family were not e3posed to the public at large as the suspects in the Tate!Ea4ianca murders until %ecember (, (')', therefore most publications didn t get him into print until the early months of ('7/. Bs wee,ly magazines, Time, Newsweek, and Life got out issues in the middle of %ecember (')', but only Life chose to use Manson as coverboy, as did a few of the tabloids wee,s later. The earlier magazines and tabloids on the murders, before the arrests of Manson and crew, are listed in the chapter on $haron Tate.

Fusion - #69 Dec. 24, 1971

Head uarters Dete!ti"e - v32 #2 March 1978

Holl#$ood Se% S!andals - #1 1976

Holl#$ood Star - v1 #10 1980 Holl#$ood Star &on'idential - v1 #1 1979 Inside Dete!ti"e - v48 #3 March 1970

Li'e - v67 #25 Dec. 19, 1969

Master Dete!ti"e - Nov. 1970

Me(ories - v2 #4 Aug/Sep . 1989

Midnight - v16 #28 !a". 26, 1970

Mo"ie TV &on'idential - v1 #6 Ma# 1970

Mo"ie TV Se!rets - v9 #9 !u"e 1970

National Bulletin - v10 #26 Nov. 29, 1971

Ne$ Ti(es - v1 #4 Ma# 25, 1970

)oli!e Dete!ti"e - 1977 A""ua$ %&" er 1977

)rison Li'e - v1 #1 !a". 1993

*a(+age - v17 #14 Apr&$ 5, 1970

*eal Dete!ti"e - Nov. 1970

*eal Dete!ti"e - !a". 1977

*eal Dete!ti"e - Nov. 1973

Saga - v41 #5 'e(. 1971

Se!onds - #32 !u"e 1995

Stern - #34 Aug. 16, 1970

S$an, - v23 #12 Dec. 1976

True Dete!ti"e - v94 #6 Apr&$ 1971

-n!ensored - v20 #4 Aug. 1971

Ada( - v22 #11 Nov. 1978

Argos# - v370 #5 Ma# 1970

Astrolog# Toda# - v1 #2 Dec. 1970

&ali'ornia - v10 #5 Ma# 1985

&on'idential Flash - v36 #2 !a". 8, 1972

&on'idential Se% *e+ort - v1 #5 !u"e 1975

Dail# )lanet - v2 #7 Apr&$ 13-26, 1972

Dra!ula &lassi! - 1976

Los Angeles Ti(es Maga.ine -v5 #20 Ma# 14, 1989

Ada( - v14 #10 )c . 1970

N/ Dail# Ne$s - v51 #142 Dec. 8, 1969

National Tattler - v12 #9 March 1, 1970

National E%a(iner - v30 #32 Aug. 10, 1993

National E%a(iner - v28 #12 March 19, 1991

National E%a(iner - v12 #41 Nov. 17, 1975

National E%a(iner - v27 #37 Sep . 11, 1990

National E%a(iner - v8 #7 Apr&$ 12, 1971

*olling Stone - #61 !u"e 25, 1970

National En uirer - v44 #19 !a". 11, 1970

The National Insider - v16 #12 March 22, 1970

Inside Ne$s - v12 #14 Sep . 22, 1974

Inside Ne$s - v12 #33 'e(. 2, 1975

National En uirer - v44 #24 'e(. 15, 1970

S!re$ - #84 )c . 12, 1970

The National Tattler - v13 #19 Nov. 8, 1970

S+in - v10 #6 Sep . 1994

-0S0 Ne$s & 1orld *e+ort - v127 #22 Dec. 6, 1999

International Ti(es - #127 Apr&$ 6, 1972 *+,

High So!iet# - v10 #1 Ma# 1985

High So!iet# - v10 #2 !u"e 1985

National En uirer - v68 #33 March 8, 1994

Glo2e - v40 #7 'e(. 16, 1993 N- Ne./0a# - 1ar 22 - Ma# 17, 1989 3ail Ba2es - v1 #1 !u"e 1999

&on'idential Flash - v39 #26 !u$# 8, 1975

Der S+iegel - #35 Aug. 24, 1970

The E%+loiter - v4 #19 Ma# 9, 1971

The E%+loiter - v3 #24 Dec. 13, 1970

Har+er4s Maga.ine - v241 #1446 Nov. 1970

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