Monthly Archives: July 2023
Monday, July 31st, 2023
Jul. 31 – Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies are auctioning a vast collection of objects marketed as synonymous with Hollywood’s greatest legends and the world’s most famous figures.
Included in this auction will be lot #1029, the front door of 10050 Cielo Drive. It is the door that Susan Atkins infamously scrawled the word PIG in Sharon Tate’s blood in the early morning hours of August 9, 1969. The same door where LAPD lifted the only latent fingerprint that tied Tex Watson to the murder scene.
The cottage-styled door dates back to 1942 and covered the front entryway to the main residence from construction to demolition. In 1994, musician Trent Reznor took the door and subsequently put it on his New Orleans recording studio. Reznor eventually abandoned the studio and the new tenant sold the door to Christopher Moore, a local man and self-described collector of oddities.
The door will be sold at Julien’s “Legends: Hollywood & Royalty” auction, taking place live Wednesday, September 6th in Beverly Hills. Online bidding has already begun.
Updated 9/8/23 – The door was sold to an undisclosed bidder for $127,000
Tuesday, July 11th, 2023
Jul. 11 – Leslie Van Houten has been released on parole.
Friday, July 7th, 2023
STATEMENT FROM ERIN MELLON, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
Jul. 7 – More than 50 years after the Manson cult committed these brutal offenses, the victims’ families still feel the impact, as do all Californians. Governor Newsom reversed Ms. Van Houten’s parole grant three times since taking office and defended against her challenges of those decisions in court.
The Governor is disappointed by the Court of Appeal’s decision to release Ms. Van Houten but will not pursue further action as efforts to further appeal are unlikely to succeed. The California Supreme Court accepts appeals in very few cases, and generally does not select cases based on this type of fact-specific determination