Sordidness Tracker, Episode 50

July 7, 2015

You Must Remember This often contains wild tales from Hollywood’s colorful past, so much so that it can become difficult to keep track of all the sordid details while you listen to it and pretend to be working, parenting, paying attention to the road, etc.  Now, there’s help.  As you listen to Charles Manson’s Hollywood, Episode 7: Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring, this handy Sordidness Tracker will help you follow who was doing what to whom.

Unlikely movies inspired by the Manson killings: One, at least (Shampoo).

Warren Beatty’s narcissism/ability to recognize same: Noted.

Sharon Tate’s first magazine cover: Stars and Stripes.

Distant fathers, sexual violence: Yes.

Sharon Tate’s beauty: Pretty well apparent.

Twin Peaks cast members who dated Sharon Tate: One (Richard Beymer).

City Slickers cast members who tried and failed to woo Sharon Tate: One (Jack Palance).

French actor jerks: One (Philippe Forquet).

Does Karina Longworth imitate Sharon Tate: Yes.

Anyone else: Yes (Jay Sebring).

Who imitates Roman Polanski: Ram Bergman.

Sebring’s job description: “Hair architect.”

Careers arguably extended by Sebring’s hairpieces: Two (Frank Sinatra, Rock Hudson).

Haunted mansions: One (Jean Harlow’s).

Sebring’s drug intake: Wide-ranging.

Celebrity couples who took LSD with Tate and Sebring: One (Steve and Neile McQueen).

Dinner parties with Yul Brynner: One.

Frankenstein masks utilized during LSD trip and maybe sex: One.

Tate as progenitor of the “cool girl” archetype: Mentioned.

Also mentioned: Passing out from cigarettes, blowdryers sold at cost, the Playboy Club.