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You Must Remember Manson

Karina Longworth / Panoply

From the archives of You Must Remember This, Karina Longworth presents her hugely popular series, “Charles Manson’s Hollywood.” It chronicles the murders committed by followers of Charlie Manson in the summer of 1969, and how the lurid crime and its ...Show More

39:29 | Nov 20th, 2017

You Must Remember Manson explores the murders committed in the summer of 1969 by followers of Charles Manson. In part one, we’ll talk about what was going on in the show business capital that made Charlie Manson seem like a relatively normal guy. Ori...Show More

03:33 | Nov 20th, 2017

We’re thrilled to present Panoply’s Fall 2017 lineup of shows. They include the satirical self-improvement show “Dexter Guff is Smarter Than You (And You Can Be Too),” the creepy paranormal series “Haunted,” “Family Ghosts,” in which people play dete...Show More
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55:53 | Nov 20th, 2017

The trials of the Manson family became a kind of public theater which a number of current and future filmmakers found themselves caught up in. Joan Didion bought a dress for a Manson girl to wear to court, Dennis Hopper visited Manson in prison, and ...Show More

47:43 | Nov 20th, 2017

After the murders, Manson moved his family to the depths of the California desert. There, even before they were finally apprehended by the law, their utopia started to fall apart. Hollywood was in the process of being changed by Dennis Hopper's Easy ...Show More

45:06 | Nov 20th, 2017

Roman Polanski was in London the night his pregnant wife was murdered in their home. He returned to Los Angeles, devastated, to find himself wanted for questioning in a crime which the LAPD, initially, had no idea how to solve. Originally released in...Show More

51:15 | Nov 20th, 2017

Over the course of a single weekend, half a dozen hippies massacred seven people. This episode includes disturbing details about very violent crimes. Originally released in 2015.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

33:40 | Nov 20th, 2017

While trying to launch her own acting career, Sharon Tate fell in love with, and eventually married, Roman Polanski, the hotshot Polish filmmaker who had his first massive American hit in the summer of 1968, Rosemary’s Baby. Originally released in 20...Show More

34:25 | Nov 20th, 2017

In the first of two episodes about the Manson Family’s most famous victim, we’ll trace actress Sharon Tate’s early years, her romance with celebrity hairdresser Jay Sebring, and the on-set affair that changed the course of Tate’s life and career. Ori...Show More

50:54 | Nov 20th, 2017

The first person to go to jail for a Charles Manson-associated murder was Bobby Beausoleil, a charismatic would-be rock star who had put in time as a muse to Kenneth Anger -- child actor-turned-occultist experimental filmmaker and author. Originally ...Show More

47:00 | Nov 20th, 2017

Charles Manson became convinced his best chance at rock stardom was impressing Terry Melcher, a record executive who had made stars out of The Byrds, who was also Doris Day's son and Candice Bergen's boyfriend. Originally released in 2015.Learn more ...Show More

42:44 | Nov 20th, 2017

After wearing out his welcome at Dennis Wilson’s house, Charlie Manson moves his family to Spahn Ranch, a dilapidated Western movie set where the cult starts preparing for Helter Skelter, Manson's made-up apocalypse inspired by The Beatles. Originall...Show More

49:17 | Nov 20th, 2017

In part three, we’ll talk about Charlie Manson’s arrival in Los Angeles, discuss Dennis Wilson’s life and the role he played in enabling Manson’s rock n’ roll delusions, and explain how The Beach Boys came to record a song written by Charles Manson. ...Show More

38:32 | Nov 20th, 2017

In part two, we trace Charlie Manson's life from his birth to a teenage con artist, through multiple stints in reform schools and prisons, and finally to San Francisco circa 1967, where Manson began to try out his guru act on the local hippie kids. O...Show More