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You Must Remember This: #54. Charles Manson’s Hollywood, Part 11: Death Valley ’69

09/06/2021

July 29 2015

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

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 Rider, a film shot partially in the same desert where Manson was now hiding. The Family and their flight to Death Valley — and the impossible dream of the 60s revolution in general — was soon thereafter unwittingly reflected in Italian filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni’s attempt to make a Hollywood studio film, Zabriskie Point, starring Hopper’s future wife


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