MANSON’S MANY FACES
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.