MAN­SON’S MANY FACES

Real Crime - - Tommy Rhattigan -

MAN­SON’S IM­AGE CHANGED MANY TIMES dur­ing the TRIAL. HE even cut an ‘ X’ INTO HIS FORE­HEAD

When ar­rested at the Barker Ranch Man­son was sport­ing his Fam­ily- made buck­skin cos­tume and wore long hair and a beard. He looked like any other hip­pie, though the buck­skin ensem­ble gave off a rogu­ish, out­law qual­ity. It is clear Man­son’s im­age changes were partly a re­sponse to the me­dia’s fevered at­ten­tion but also aimed at ex­ert­ing con­trol over Fam­ily mem­bers on the out­side.

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