1st Statement Released March 6, 2012 (Short)
2nd Statement Released March 9, 2012 (Long)
8th, 2008: Debra Tate is filming an interview with Dateline
NBC this week.
At this point we're not sure what date the program will air.
Dateline NBC airs Friday and Sunday nights, 9-11 p.m. ET.
6th, 2008: Roman Polanski: Wanted and
by director Marina Zenovich premieres on HBO Monday, June 9th as part of
the HBO documentary films series.
The documentary tells the story of Roman's 1977 arrest for unlawful sexual
intercourse with a minor; his 42 day incarceration at a prison for observation;
the trial Judge Laurence J. Ritten who, almost everyone in the film agrees,
used the bench to pursue celebrity rather than mete out justice; and Roman's
subsequent flight from the United States to France just before being sentenced.
Samantha Geimer, now 45, has in recent years come forward and identified
herself as the 13 year old model/actress at the center of the 1977 case.
Today she says:
"He should have been given time served ... he needs to make a deal to
be treated fairly when he gets back here and with his celebrity I think that's
going to be hard."
We recommend this documentary to anyone who thinks they know what happened
in 1977 or who has a preconceived idea of who Roman Polanski is.
Documentary Films Series
Reuters online article
May 22nd, 2008: Reprint of an El Paso Times article
from August 1969 with some nice quotes about Sharon Tate from people she
knew during the time she lived in El Paso, TX.
"Mrs. C.L. Hatchel, 7608 Parkland, the former Miss Pam Stratton, said
of Miss Tate, “Sharon was a real sweet girl. We ran around together
and spent the night at each other’s home,” she said.
“After her family moved to Italy, our friendship sort of dwindled
and I only got a couple of letters from her then."
NOTE: One minor mistake, the article mistakenly lists Paul Tate as "T.J.
16th, 2008: We've received many questions from people about
the exhibit of Sharon's clothes planned for this Summer in Los Angeles.
First, the clothes themselves will NOT be on display.
The photographs taken of Lauren Hastings wearing Sharon's clothes will be
on display at the exhibit.
Many of the designers of the clothes will be attending the exhibit. For many
of them, these clothes are rare examples of their early work from the 1960s.
The clothes have been put safely back in storage.
The clothes are NOT for sale. Debra has shared
them with the public in this way, in an effort to spotlight Sharon's unique
style. A style that transcends time and is as relevant today as it was in
May 6th, 2008: Sharon Tate's private clothing
collection. Exclusive on Inside Edition.
Debra Tate will appear on Inside Edition tonight. When Inside Edition spoke
to Debra she opened up a trunk she keeps with mementos of Sharon; a school
photograph, a pair of gloves, a maternity dress. This is a rare glimpse at
the private life of Sharon Tate.
“I really enjoy going through the clothes," says Debra. "It takes
me back to a much happier time when she and I would spend time in her closet
picking which outfit she was going to wear to which event. They’re
precious moments. That is why I don’t open it often. I can still
smell her scent.”
(Check your local listings for time and date of the program. It will probably
air in most markets tonight.)
Last night Debra worked on a photo shoot for an exhibit in L.A. this summer
that will feature Sharon Tate's wardrobe. Below are some of the photos from
April 29th, 2008: Australia's Fashion
Week. Makeup artist Linda Jeffeyres used Sharon Tate as inspiration for her
work on the models for the Zimmermann collection. The inspiration for the
collection was The Beatles’ Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds according
"Linda (working with M.A.C) and Sophie (for ghd) both took their beauty cues
from the late 1960s. Over in makeup, Linda channeled Sharon Tate with contoured
lids, lashes galore and a pale pink lip – as seen here on the divine
Pania Rose" Links:
Beauty Editor article
April 28th, 2008: A new tel-biography of Sharon
Tate is set to premiere on Investigation Discovery in May. The biography
is the first episode of a new series on the ID channel called Final Days
of an Icon. It's an hour long program dedicated to the "final days in
the Hollywood icon's life."
According to the Investigation Discovery website the show will air during
the following dates and times: May 08, 12:00 am, May 08, 3:00 am,
May 10, 3:00 pm, May 18, 1:00 am and May 18, 4:00 am.
Check your local listings to confirm date, time and channel.
April 26th, 2008: Dougie Hayward, tailor to the
stars of the 1960s, dead at age 73. Dougie Hayward, on whom the title character
of the Movie Alfe was based, died Saturday night at a hospice in
He worked mostly with male stars of the era but amongst his female clients
were: Bianca Jagger, Faye Dunaway, Mia Farrow, Jean Shrimpton and
Sharon Tate. Links:
The Independent online article
Daily Mail online article
April 21 - April 27, 2008: 38th Annual
USA Film Festival to host William Fraker, Cinematographer of Rosemary's
Baby, at a screening of the film.
USA will fete Mr. Fraker on Thursday April 30th, with a 40th-anniversary
screening of Rosemary's Baby at 7 p.m. For more information call
214-821-3456. For tickets call Ticketmaster at 214-631-2787.
Fraker on Roman's decision not to show the baby in the final scene of
"You're involving the audience to make a decision about what they think
they see and what they don't see," he says. "They're participating in the
visualization of the movie. That's the beautiful hook. That's storytelling.
William Fraker is a five-time Oscar nominee for cinematography and teaches
fundamentals of cinema technique at USC. He served three terms as president
of the American Society of Cinematographers.
18th, 2008: Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents:
Sharon Tate in Don't Make Waves
Part of the series :
Sterling Legacy: British Directors in Hollywood
In Mackendrick's final U.S. film, Curtis excels as a swimming pool salesman
living in a pop-colored California beach community dotted with beauty queens
and body builders. "The one gem out of nine million bad Tony Curtis comedy
vehicles . . . has good direction, a funny performance by
Tate, and a catchy title song by the Byrds."—Leonard Maltin.
When: April 18th, at 7:30pm Pacific Time.
Where: Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Park La Brea
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Cost: $9.00 Gen. Admission.
Event Phone Number: 323-857-6000
Angeles County Museum of Art Film Listing
Details on Metromix
April 15th, 2008: BFI Southbank Presents
Pop goes the Revolution: French Cinema and May '68,
April 11th through April 30th. A season of films relating to the spirit of
revolution in the era of the Cannes Film Festival of 1968 which was shut
down prematurely when the culture minister André Malraux tried to
fire the co-founder and head of the Cinémathèque Française,
Henri Langois, and in solidarity with students and labour on strike throughout
France. Louis Malle and Roman Polanski both immediately resigned from the
festival jury, while Godard and Truffaut burst into a screening and hung
from the curtains to physically stop the festival from continuing.The Cannes
Film Festival was halted on May 19th, 1968. The filmmakers achieved the
reinstatement of the President, and they founded the Film Directors' Society
(SRF) that same year.
Sharon and Roman were both in Cannes during this watershed event in the history
of the festival.
Cinemaretro online article
to Go online article
Time Out London online article
April 1st, 2008: On April 12, the Lake Arrowhead
Film Festival will have a 40th-anniversary screening of Roman Polanski's
"Rosemary's Baby," with commentary from the film’s cinematographer,
William A. Fraker, ASC. Mr. Fraker will stop the film at certain points to
discuss the production process.
On May 22, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills
will screen a new print of that 1968 film as part of a celebration honoring
Arrowhead Film Festival 2008 website
March 28th, 2008: A wonderful
remembrance of Sharon by photographer Ellen Graham on New York
Social Diary. Graham remembers photographing Sharon in 1969
and thinking that she was one of three of the most beautiful women she had
"She was pregnant expecting her first child. She trusted me completely.
I was overwhelmed with her beauty and her kindness. There were no press agents,
no handlers, no stylists, no makeup people, unlike today when those people
are always around. Without them, you have an intimacy with your subject
York Social Diary online article
24th, 2008: Film Score Monthly has released the soundtrack
of Sharon's first feature film, Eye of the Devil. Gary McFarland (1933-1971)
was a jazz composer, arranger and performer who did his first film score
in 1966, for Eye of the Devil.
Per Film Score Monthly:
"After being announced on LP in 1967 but never released (a master
was prepared for Verve Records—all of its music is included here,
and more), Eye of the Devil comes to CD at last remixed and remastered from
the original three-track 35mm stereo masters recorded in London. Liner notes
are by John Bender and Lukas Kendall. Special thanks are due to McFarland
archivist Douglas Payne." Links:
Archives link to read more about the release hear selections from the soundtrack
and purchase the limited edition CD
March 21st, 2008:
Weekly March 21st 2008: Hollywood Insider small blurb on the remake
of Rosemary's Baby:
According to the article Paramount has "reached out" to Roman for his "blessing".
It goes on to say that while it's not clear if Roman would receive an official
credit on the film it's "unlikely" that he would be creatively involved.
Read the article
March 14th, 2008: A concert
featuring the Tomasz Stanko Quartet with special guest Billy Harper performing
Krzysztof Komeda's music for the Roman Polanski films
Rosemary's Baby and Knife in the
Water , will be held at the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1 in
May. This is part of a music and film exhibition presented by the Museum
of Modern Art illustrating the creative and collaborative relationship between
postwar filmmakers and jazz composers.
Krzysztof Komeda was a great friend of Sharon and Roman. He was, as noted
above, a contributor of music for some of Roman's films. In December of 1968
he suffered a head injury and never recovered. He died in April of 1969.
The public may call (212) 708-9400 for detailed Museum information. Visit
the Museum of Modern Art on the Web at
HULIQ online article
Museum of Modern Art Press Fact sheet pdf file
Official Website for
March 4th, 2008 - A lovely
remembrance of Sharon by Ingrid Pitt. DenofGeek.com hosts a
weekly column by actress Ingrid Pitt. In the latest entry a photograph of
Ms. Pitt and Sharon Tate brings back bittersweet memories. Ingrid writes:
"Sharon really was a paid up member of the 'Beautiful People'
. Generous and not an ounce of spite in her."
I spoke with Ms. Pitt back in 2000 and asked her about the photo of her and
At the time she remembered that the photo had been taken in Fresno. In her
recent article she says it was actually taken in Rome. (which is more likely)
But her memories of Sharon are the same and we thank her for sharing them.
- Christopher Simmons Webmaster
The Ingrid Pitt Column on DenofGeek.com: Remembering
Ingrid Pitt's Official
March 3rd, 2008 - Rosemary's
Baby was a masterpiece of suspense and horror, directed by Roman Polanski
and starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon. Gordon won an Oscar
for her portrayal of an elderly satan worshiper. Roman was nominated for
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
Now comes word that Platinum Dunes is in talks with Paramount to redo the
1968 classic. Producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form - are currently looking
for a writer (or writers) to translate the Ira Levin's 1967 novel. (In addition
to directing, Roman wrote the screenplay for the 1968 original.)
(1968) IMDB page
Baby (1968) Awards
Feb. 27th, 2008
Roman Polanski to be honored at the Turin Film Festival in November.
Links to story:
The Hollywood Reporter Article
Roman Polanski named second best Polish Director in a poll by
Daily, Just behind Andrzej Wajda. Of course, we'd say he
is number one.
Feb. 13th, 2008
Please visit our new site dedicated to informing the public about the
attempts of the murderers of Sharon Tate to obtain release
from prison and our fight to keep them there for the rest of their lives.
January 24, 2004
Today is Sharon Marie Tate Polanski's Birthday. Though we miss the sweetness
of her physical presence we realize that her soul is eternal.
January 8, 2004 - A beautiful art dedication by Sonny Heston,
entitled Star 67.
January 1, 2004
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours
a happy and safe 2004. Thank you for all your support in the
December 12, 2003
We are saddened by the passing of David Hemmings,
Sharon Tate's costar in Eye of the Devil. He is survived
by his wife Lucy Williams and six children. He will be greatly
November 20, 2003
Check out our exclusive Sharon Tate
holiday items. The beautiful design for these products was created
by our talented Artist,
November 7, 2003
Poster of Sharon Tate is now available in stores worldwide.
See this page for list
November 6, 2003
Yorkshire Terrier Rescue
The Live Chat was enjoyed by all and will be done again in a few months.
Some good designs in the works for Shop Sharon. We'll have a Christmas Ornament
out very soon.
The Sean Weske poster of Sharon Tate is now available in some stores in the
US and Canada.
Last but not least, Happy Birthday, Debra!
November 2, 2003
Live Chat with TONIGHT with Debra Tate,
Sunday November 2, 2003
10:30PM EST, 9:30 Central, 8:30 Mountain, 7:30PST
Click on Message
(You must join the Message Board to participate.)
2003 - UK Vogue November
The UK Vogue November 03 has photos of Sharon and Roman by David Bailey...these
are fairly rare shots....There is a new book PEOPLE IN VOGUE not released
yet..It will be photographs of icons that Vogue has photographed...such
as Roman and Sharon who are the first ones profiled in the article, Mia
Farrow, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Humphrey Bogart, and more...here is
link from Amazon where it can be ordered.
September 15, 2003 - Sharon Tate featured in the 75th Anniversary
Issue of Esquire Magazine, October 2003.
September 12, 2003 -
Sharon Tate Message Board has gone over extremely well. It's only
one month old and already has a record breaking 4000 posts! Come join the
September 11, 2003 - We remember 911.
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