CINEMA: Teaser For Tarantino’s New Manson Flick

THE WRAP: On Aug. 9, 1969, [actress] Tate and [hairdresser-to-the-stars] Sebring died at the hands of the Manson Family at her and Polanski’s home on Cielo Drive. So did Tate’s unborn baby, aspiring screenwriter Wojciech Frykowski, and Abigail Folger, heiress to the Folgers coffee fortune, and 18-year-old visitor Steven Parent.

In a bizarre turn of events, before the true killings were known, Polanski briefly suspected [martial arts legend] Bruce Lee of the murders. The BRUCE_LEEkiller or killers and left a pair of glasses at the home on Cielo Drive, and one morning after the murders, Lee casually mentioned to Polanski, “I’ve lost my glasses.”

Polly explains what happened next at the 15-minute mark of the podcast. It involves what must have been a very tense trip to an optician’s office, in which Polanski weighed the possibility that Lee had murdered his wife and their friends. As Polly writes:

Polanski’s heart raced.  Bruce was part of the circle of friends, but he was also, as the only Asian, an outsider looking in. He knew how to use a gun and was an expert in bladed weapons. He had the strength and skill to overpower multiple victims. Perhaps Sebring had invited him over and something had gone terribly wrong. Perhaps he was secretly in love with Tate and had snapped. MORE

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