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Authors: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry

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Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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Helter Skelter
BOOKS BY CURT GENTRY
 

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders.
Co-author, Vincent Bugliosi

 

Second in Command.
Co-author, Edward R. Murphy, Jr., executive officer U.S.S.
Pueblo

 

Operation Overflight.
Co-author, U-2 spy pilot Francis Gary Powers

 

The Last Days of the Late Great State of California

 

The Killer Mountains: A Search for the Legendary Lost Dutchman Mine

 

A Kind of Loving.
Co-author, Toni Lee Scott

 

Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings

 

The Vulnerable Americans

 

John M. Browning, American Gunmaker.
Co-author, J. Browning

 

The Madams of San Francisco

 

Jade: Stone of Heaven.
Co-author, Richard Gump

 

The Dolphin Guide to San Francisco and the

 

Bay Area—Present and Past

 
Helter Skelter
 

THE TRUE STORY OF THE MANSON MURDERS

 
Vincent Bugliosi
 

PROSECUTOR OF THE TATE-LABIANCA TRIALS

 

WITH CURT GENTRY

 

W. W. NORTON & COMPANY

NEW YORK LONDON

The excerpts from the Beatles’ songs “Baby, You’re a Rich Man,” “Blackbird,” “Cry Baby Cry,” “Helter Skelter,” “I Will,” “Honey Pie,” “Revolution,” and “Sexy Sadie,” words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, are copyright © 1968 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC. (Renewed) All rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN37203. All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. “The context surrounding these lyrics is strictly conjecture.”

Copyright © 1974 by Curt Gentry and Vincent Bugliosi
Afterword © 1994 by Vincent Bugliosi
All rights reserved.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA
Bugliosi, Vincent.
Helter skelter: the true story of the Manson murders / Vincent Bugliosi, with Curt Gentry.—/with a new afterword by Vincent Bugliosi.
p. cm.
Simultaneously published in Canada.
1. Murder—California—Case studies. 2. Manson, Charles, 1934–.
I. Gentry, Curt, 1931–. II. Title.
HV6533.C2B83 1994

364.'523'0979493—dc20

94-20957

ISBN: 978-0-393-07236-5

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
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W. W. Norton & Company Ltd.
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To Gail and Blanche

 
ILLUSTRATIONS
 

THE MURDERS
Following page
142

 

Map of Los Angeles and vicinity

 

Map of Death Valley and vicinity

 

Aerial view of 10050 Cielo Drive

 

Entrance to Tate residence

 

Scale diagram of Tate residence

 

Steven Earl Parent

 

Driveway leading to Tate residence

 

Abigail Folger and Voytek Frykowski

 

Walkway in front of Tate residence

 

Lettering on front door of Tate residence

 

Living room of Tate residence

 

Jay Sebring

 

Sharon Tate

 

Loft over living room of Tate residence

 

Knife found in chair of Tate living room

 

Folger-Frykowski bedroom at Tate residence

 

Sharon Tate’s bedroom

 

Door leading to swimming pool at Tate residence

 

Guest house behind Tate residence

 

Aerial view of LaBianca residence

 

Lettering on walls of LaBianca residence

 

Living room of LaBianca residence

 

Bedroom of LaBianca residence

 

Leno LaBianca

 

Rosemary LaBianca

 

Lettering on wall of Hinman residence

 

Gary Hinman

 

Donald “Shorty” Shea

 

John Philip Haught, aka Zero

 

Ronald Hughes

 

 

 

THE MANSON FAMILY ALBUM

 

Charles Milles Manson

 

Manson at time of Spahn raid, August 1969

 

Manson at time of Barker raid, October 1969

 

Life
cover photograph of Manson

 

Charles “Tex” Watson

 

Susan Denise Atkins, aka Sadie Mae Glutz

 

Leslie Van Houten

 

Patricia Krenwinkel, aka Katie

 

Robert “Bobby” Beausoleil

 

Mary Theresa Brunner

 

Steven Grogan, aka Clem

 

Bruce McGregor Davis

 

Lynette Fromme, aka Squeaky

 

Sandra Good, aka Sandy

 

Nancy Pitman, aka Brenda McCann

 

Catherine Gillies

 

Ruth Ann Moorehouse, aka Ouisch

 

Catherine Share, aka Gypsy

 

 

 

FROM SPAHN’S MOVIE RANCH TO DEATH VALLEY
Following page 340

 

Aerial view and main buildings of Spahn Ranch

 

George Spahn with Gypsy

 

Danny DeCarlo, Charles Manson, Robert Reinhard, and Juan Flynn at time of Spahn raid

 

Raid on Spahn Ranch

 

Submachine gun seized during Spahn raid

 

Straight Satans’ sword in special scabbard on Manson’s dune buggy

 

Terrain leading to Barker Ranch

 

Barker Ranch

 

Manson girls arrested during Barker raid

 

Cabinet under bathroom sink at Barker Ranch

 

Manuscript of song lyric by Manson seized during Barker raid

 

 

 

THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE

 

Fingerprints found at Tate residence

 

Clothing discarded by Tate killers

 

Gun used by Watson in Tate killings

 

Gun flyer sent out by LAPD

 

“Helter Skelter” door found at Spahn Ranch

 

 

 

THE PEOPLE VS. CHARLES MANSON

 

Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi

 

Ronnie Howard

 

Linda Kasabian

 

Juan Flynn during interview with Bugliosi

 

Paul Crockett, Paul Watkins, and Brooks Poston

 

Kitty Lutesinger

 

Al Springer

 

Danny DeCarlo

 

Dianne Lake, aka Snake

 

Barbara Hoyt

 

Stephanie Schram

 

Charles Manson

 

Press coverage of Manson trial

 

Underground press coverage of trial

 

Manson’s application for a credit card during trial

 

A Manson doodle

 

Caricature of Bugliosi by Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten

 

Prosecutor Bugliosi

 

Irving Kanarek

 

Charles “Tex” Watson

 

Sandy, Ouisch, Cathy, and Mary in vigil outside Hall of Justice during trial

 

Squeaky, Sandy, Ouisch, and Cathy with X’s on foreheads

 

Crystal, Mary, and Kitty with shaved heads after verdicts

 

Charles Manson on way to San Quentin after conviction

 

The Manson Family children Page 460

 
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