Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sharon in the News for September 1st: Don't believe rumor that new novel is based on, Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre Shows "Valley of the Dolls" today, and Walter Chappell's son Robin shows off some rare never-before-seen photos of Sharon

I am trying continuously to get back to blogging daily for Sharon's memory.  Sorry for all the delays.  I will try to get caught up on everything as soon as I can but it may take awhile.  I will update some of the past blog entries with news from the months of April thru August soon.  So all will be updated shortly.

A recent photo of Sharon sold on Ebay.
For today...

Here is the news I found for Sharon:

There is a new novel called 'Sick City' that even showcases a photo of Sharon on front.  Unfortunately it is based on one of the worst rumors ever printed about Sharon and some of her friends.  It has a character who comes across a famous video tape of Sharon having an orgy with Steve McQueen, Mama Cass, and Yul Brynner.  There are other rumored tapes of Sharon but none truly exist.  Writer Dominick Dunne asked Vicent Buglosi if these tapes really existed and he said no.  And there was a collector of Sharon memorabilia in the 1970s who was offered a tape of Sharon supposedly with two men but on close inspection, the collector comfirmed it was someone who looked a bit like Sharon but was definitely NOT Sharon.  He said that someone from the LAPD had sworn it was her and tried to sell it for a lot of money.  None of the rumors of these tapes have ever been able to be confirmed by anyone.  They are just part of the horrible rumors and false stories that were told about the victims after their sad deaths.  Such a shame anyone would ever do this. 

The only tape that does exist is one of Sharon and Roman and Polanski confirms it in his biography.  There were some other tapes found but none like what the media and rumor mill would have you think.  Also, there is a tape of a girl swimming in the nude in the backyard pool.  Some think that this is Abigail Folger and that Frykowski shot it.  However, none of the actual tapes sound that bad.

Anyway, if you are still interested in the book, here is a recent review with a photo of the cover:

Today the Hollywood Egyptian Theatre is showing both "Valley of the Dolls" and "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls":

And Robin Chappell sent me a link to a new website showing some of his father, Walter Chappell's rare photos of Sharon.  Some great stuff here:

Finally, thanks to all for your understanding and for staying with me during this difficult summer.  My best to all of you! :)


  1. I'm so happy!! Mike is back!
    We miss you a lot

  2. Bill Garretson said in his lie detector test that Voytek and Gibby were entertaining friends at the pool and Voytek was filming some of the women naked. Gibby was there, which I found very strange, but I guess they were into weird things back then.