Monday, June 06, 2011
So I met with this cool young filmmaker who made this great Manson doc a couple years back. He brought with him a book of Rudy Altobelli testimony that Rudy had given him. He let me copy it so we will be blogging it soon enough.
Inserted in the book was a 3 page very yellowed, old document that seems to be Rudy's notes for his testimony at trial. Some of it is very interesting to say the least.
Conversation with Manson
Left for Rome 2/24/69
On 2/23/69 he was getting packed and taking a shower and dog started to bark and Manson was in outside the house alone on the patio (between screen door and the front door) (Sharon was in front house getting packed)
He introduced himself and Rudy knew who he was and Rudy opened the front door and spoke to him but he did not enter the living room he had met the summer before and Greg Jackson wanted a ride to the beach (Dennis Wilson) and Charles Manson was there with people and a little boy –
Sat for a few moments, listened to tape of Manson playing music – stayed for a few minutes and left.
Manson asked where Terry was – He said he was in the front of the house and she said to come to the back since he was looking for Terry.
Sharon told Rudy on the plane that she saw Manson that day.
He told Manson he had to leave for a 1 year – clients to make movies
Manson said he was going also to make a movie and Rudy said yes, understand you are very talented
He also asked for Terry’s address
He then asked when Rudy would be back, he would like to talk to him again – Rudy said – over a year.
Rudy never saw Manson except at the house that once and at the beach. Maybe another time – don’t remember.
Roman moved in February 15, 1969.
Terry moved out in January 1969.
Roman left for Rio de Janero a day before or after Rudy called to obtain consent for Garretson’s to stay and told Roman he would take care of the dogs and keep guest house clean.
Garretson moved in on March 24.
Roman said Sharon was going to Rome also and that he would go with Sharon (Sharon was going to make a movie)
Other people were there when Sharon saw Manson at the door
Photographer – Hatami (friend of Roman)
(he was at the funeral)
Rudy thinks these people were there when they talked on the phone and she said a few people were here
Manson has semi long hair – no beard, pants and shirt and on the top a space seemed to be between his teeth and bad teeth all around.