Footage of Bruce Lee at Sharon Tate's Funeral

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July 6th, 2018, 1:25 pm #1



Archival footage from the funeral of Sharon Tate, who was held on August 13, 1969. She, along with her unborn child was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City (California)

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July 6th, 2018, 1:54 pm #2

Jay Sebring: Remembering the Hairstylist Killed by Charles Manson in 1969

BY KATE SULLIVAN
NOVEMBER 20, 2017



On November 19, 2017, criminal and cult leader Charles Manson died at the age of 83. But I don’t want to talk about Charles Manson. I want to talk about the beauty innovator whose life ended too soon because of him.

In August 1969, followers of the cult leader effectively put an end to the summer of love when they stormed into actress Sharon Tate’s rented home and murdered the 26-year-old, who was eight and half months-pregnant with husband Roman Polanski’s child. They also killed four other people, one of whom was hairstylist to the stars Jay Sebring, Tate’s ex-boyfriend turned best friend.

Born John Kummer, the man who would become Jay Sebring spent his childhood in a middle class neighborhood in Detroit, and learned to cut hair while serving in the Navy during the Korean War. In Los Angeles, the stylish veteran reinvented himself. He opened a modern-looking salon that was all chrome and mirrors. He christened himself Sebring, after a famous racetrack. He drove a Mustang Cobra and later a black Pors che. And he wore a trendsetting uniform of straight-leg, hip-hugger jeans, and a beat-up chambray shirt from Fred Segal that his staff dutifully copycatted. At the time of his death, Sebring was 35 with sharp cheekbones, a pocket-sized heartthrob at 5’6” and 122 pounds.

His salon had a secret entrance and private styling room, not just for his celeb clientele but his many lovers. (Warren Beatty, a client, partially based his lothario character in Shampoo on Sebring.) In the late ‘60s, most men’s haircuts ran for about $1.50, but a session with Sebring could cost up to $25 (returning customers got a rate of $15). Sebring is credited with bringing handheld hairdryers, then popular in England amongst women, to America, a tool he also convinced men to use, along with hairspray, which was something previously unimaginable to the both the militant crew-cut and slippery Brylcream types, as well as the no-fuss, long-haired hippies.

He famously layered men’s hair—game show host Bob Eubanks, the son of a barber, called it the “Sebring Look” and wrote that every young man waiting in line at a Hollywood nightclub had it. But don’t think that Sebring offered one-size-fits-all Lego hair. He worked on a wide variety of very rich men: Kirk Douglas, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Marlon Brando, and Henry Fonda were regulars; and he’s credited with creating Jim Morrison’s voluminous hair helmet. He styled—and was close friends with—Bruce Lee and Steve McQueen; the former taught him martial arts, while Sebring provided the latter with plenty of cocaine, much to McQueen’s wife’s chagrin. Sebring was doing incredibly well, but that wasn’t enough for him, he wanted to create a cosmetologists union to protect the wages of others. It’s a wonder what he might have done for the industry if he’d been around longer, as is, he is primarily remembered as a devoted friend to Sharon Tate.



The two apparently met at a party in Los Angeles in 1964, and seemed an instant and inseparable couple. Tate became a fixture at the salon, and even learned how to cut hair. The novelist Dominick Dunne recalled meeting Tate in the private room at the salon, where he had a standing appointment every three weeks: “She would often be sitting in a chair, just to be with Jay as he worked. She looked so young that I thought at first she was coming there after school.” Some biographers say that Tate felt she was too young to marry Sebring, while others say she was ready for marriage and the recently divorced Sebring was not—but either way, things changed between them when she filmed the 1967 horror-comedy, The Fearless Vampire Killers, with director Roman Polanski in London. Polanski wrote in his autobiography that the two bonded during an LSD trip one night, and by dawn, they were in love. Sebring, who was technically still dating Tate at the time, was heartbroken, but gave his blessing and friendship to the couple after meeting Polanski. Whether Sebring pined for Tate or had an affair with her after she was married is up for debate, but his dedication to her is not. When Polanski, who admitted he cheated over the course of his 18-month marriage, extended a trip in Europe in August 1969, Sebring kept a lonely and heavily pregnant Tate company. The night they were killed, Sebring was shot first, allegedly for protesting over their captors’ rough treatment of Tate, and was then stabbed seven times and left to bleed to death. Tate begged her captors not to hurt her unborn child, to instead take her hostage, but they refused and stabbed her 16 times.

Before the Manson Family confessed to the crime, salacious news reports called it an orgy or drug deal gone wrong, and Sebring in particular was the subject of scrutiny for his wild party lifestyle and the fact that he was constantly around another man’s pregnant wife. News cameras waited outside his funeral, where McQueen gave Sebring’s short eulogy, to capture a glimpse of the hairstylist’s famous friends.

When someone becomes the victim of a heinous crime, sadly, that can become their entire legacy. Jay Sebring deserves to be remembered for a lot of reasons. For a glimpse of Sebring living his real life, check out this footage of the stylist on the game show To Tell the Truth, having some fun as “world famous men’s hairstylist Mr. Oceanbring” on the campy Batman TV show, and giving a tutorial on some of his hairstyling methods (shown below).



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July 7th, 2018, 9:27 am #3

I saw more footage of Bruce Lee at the funeral. when the funeral end's you see him walk away...
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July 7th, 2018, 4:05 pm #4

[quote="leon00"]
I saw more footage of Bruce Lee at the funeral. when the funeral end's you see him walk away...
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You can put screenshots of what you saw? Thanks
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July 8th, 2018, 10:07 am #5

No don't have it, it was posted on this forum years ago I think John Overall post it back than, maybe Nick knows.
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July 8th, 2018, 3:18 pm #6

Good eye seeing Bruce. Ive seen this footage before, but didnt notice Bruce. I had wondered if he had attended her service. 
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July 8th, 2018, 4:15 pm #7

leon00 wrote: No don't have it, it was posted on this forum years ago I think John Overall post it back than, maybe Nick knows.
Hi Leon, I cannot remember seeing any other shots of Bruce but there could be.
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July 20th, 2018, 12:43 pm #8

I first met Roman when he walked into my bedroom in Gstaad uninvited and insisted on watching me punch and kick a tiny piece of paper hanging from a string. (It was to speed up one’s kicks and punches for an upcoming karate tournament.) We began hanging out together after that, and he even flew Bruce Lee over and I trained with him. 

by Taki Theodoracopulos

https://www.gstaadlife.com/2009/11/taki-roman-orgy.html

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July 25th, 2018, 9:04 pm #9

Steve McQueen narrowly GREAT ESCAPED being murdered by the manson clan that night
he was suppose to also be @ the house
Bruce choreographed scenes and also taught Sharon Tate, Dean Martin & others martial arts
for scenes in the movie THE WRECKiNG CREW
Chuck Norris is also in that movie ..........

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https://nationalpost.com/entertainment/ ... s-murdered

https://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/ar ... family-who

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July 26th, 2018, 4:20 pm #10

Good finds. 



Letter transcript:

Le MANS
A SOLAR PRODUCTION

October 17, 1970
Mr. Edward Rubin
Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp
6380 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90048
U.S.A.

Dear Eddie:

As you know, I have been selected by the Manson Group to be marked for death, along with Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones. In some ways I find it humorous, and in other ways frighteningly tragic. It may be nothing, but I must consider it may be true both for the protection of myself and my family.

At the first possible time, if you could pull some strings and find out unofficially from one of the higher-ups in Police whether, again unofficially, all of the Manson Group has been rounded up and/or do they feel that we may be in some danger.

Secondly, if you would call Palm Springs and have my gun permit renewed, it was only for a year, and I should like to have it renewed for longer as it is the only sense of self-protection for my family and myself, and I certainly think I have good reason.
Please don’t let too much water go under the bridge before this is done, and I’m waiting for an immediate reply.

My best,
(Signed, ‘Steve’)
Steve McQueen
SMcQ/ja

cc: William Maher
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