Los Feliz House Where Leno And Rosemary LaBianca Were Slain By Manson Gang Sold

The LaBiancas were killed the night following the Manson attack at the home of Sharon Tate, where they slaughtered the pregnant actress and four others.
UPDATE:  The house owned by Manson gang murder victims Leno and Rosemary LaBianca has been sold to Zak Bagans, the star of the Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures.
It has been sold several times since the infamous murder, the last sale occurring in 1998 for $375,000. Built in 1922, the two-bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Waverly Drive home has 1,655 square feet and a backyard with patio and pool.
EARLIER: The infamous Los Feliz house where supermarket owner Leno LaBianca and wife Rosemary were slain by the Charles Manson gang in 1969 is back on the market, offered for sale at $1.98 million.
It is a 1,600 square foot home with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths. Zak told TMZ that the house retains much of its original characteristics, which attracted him. It is also located near where Katy Perry has been angling to buy a convent.
The house is located at 3311 Waverly Drive, a street number address that has been changed from its former 3301, undoubtedly to thwart the curious.
The listing appears just under a month before the 50th anniversary of the notorious murders and weeks before the era is again remembered in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood.
TMZ first reported the deal but did not state the sales price for the home, which was listed at $1.98 million. The closing is planned for September. They did say it received "close to asking" price, and there were multiple offers, although that obviously didn't create a bidding war.
Despite the long gap between the LaBianca murders and today, real estate agent notes warn, “Please research before showing.” The house is listed with Robert Giambalvo of Redfin.
The house is 1,600 square feet and has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, plus a pool.
9, 1969 LaBianca murders. The Manson gang allegedly attended a party at a house next door to the LaBianca home and randomly selected them for execution in hopes of fomenting a race war. The house at 3311 Waverly Drive in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles was the site of the Aug. They were in the second wave of attacks by the Charles Manson gang, following the gruesome slaying of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people the night before in Beverly Hills.
Ironically, the news arrives on the weekend of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, a study of the era and the crazed atmosphere in Los Angeles following the Manson slayings.
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Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Wows Cannes Premiere Audience; Pitt, DiCaprio & Robbie Superb

I am from L.A. If ever there was a love letter to a city, it is this one, as Tarantino has crafted the town he grew up in circa 1969. There is one especially poignant sequence simply composed of various well known L.A. Clearly this is the most personal film Tarantino has ever made, but his familiar touch is all over it. It is appropriately a return to the Tarantino of Pulp Fiction in some ways, the 1994 movie celebrating its Cannes Festival screening 25 years ago tonight. landmarks coming to life as their lights are turned on. The other star here is Los Angeles. It is wickedly funny and surprisingly poignant. The production design is an instant Oscar front-runner, most of it completely re-created from photos or memory. and I can tell you that in that regard (and many others) Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a keeper. It went on to win the Palme d'Or; can history repeat itself?
‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Gets 7-Minute Standing Ovation After Cannes Premiere
That said, I am going to have to think about how to review a film like this (which I will do in video and print at time of release on July 26), where so much of what I want to say, and what I want to praise, inevitably might give away the store. Yes, the usual heavy doses of violence endemic to QT films are here, including one scene that had this very tony black-tie Cannes crowd cheering like they were in a grindhouse. At its heart it is a Butch and Sundance for a new generation, taking two superstars in their prime and pairing them dynamically for the first time. Let me just say, if you think you know what you are going to see, think again.
That event is lying beneath the surface for much of the 2-hour, 39-minute running time, but the real story belongs to Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and Cliff Booth (Pitt), much like Burt Reynolds (who was to have played the one-scene role of George Spahn before he died, and his friend Bruce Dern took it) and stuntman-director Hal Needham or Steve McQueen and his stunt guy Bud Ekins. Pitt might never have been better, and DiCaprio continues a string of memorable screen performances with yet another one here. Booth's loyal dog deserves a shout-out here as well. Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, as a fading TV Western star and his loyal stuntman/driver, respectively, get great roles and run with them. Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate equals them in every way. This is a real buddy movie set in the movie industry, and this pairing kills it by building on that premise and letting it take off in many different ways. It all centers on the relationship between an actor and his stuntman, with DiCaprio's character living on Cielo Drive — next door, as it turns out, to Sharon Tate. As everyone knows, she and others in the house were murdered brutally by the Manson family one night in August 1969.
If you grew up in L.A., there are so many layers for you. The best movies surprise us, move us, make us think and entertain all at the same time. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is also bittersweet and wistful in some ways; at least that is how I saw it, but you will have to judge on your own. Much more to say, but the afterparty — where I hope to get more reaction — is soon to start. The soundtrack is killer, as usual with QT films, and I love the American Graffiti -style use of KHJ Boss Radio throughout (I listened to it all the time). If you didn't it still works brilliantly. This one does all of that.
Taking a page from Quentin Tarantino's Instagram post this week imploring Cannes Film Festival audiences to keep the details of his competition film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood secret, Festival Artistic Director Thierry Fremaux did a highly unorthodox thing at the beginning of tonight's world premiere gala screening. After conferring with Tarantino in the lobby for a few minutes, he came down and jumped onstage to tell the turnaway capacity crowd — in French, of course — to keep spoilers to themselves and not reveal key plot points. That is a very good idea because one of the great joys of this terrific, entertaining, funny, bittersweet, personal, movie-lover's film is not knowing where it is going. Tarantino once again presents something completely unexpected, mixing together fiction and real events in ways that are meant to be discovered, not ruined. Do yourself a favor and don't let anyone spoil it for you.

‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ Poster Out, Showing Cowboy Leonardo DiCaprio

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The film is produced by Columbia Pictures, Heyday Films and Bona Film Group, and has its world premiere at the current Cannes Film Festival.
The Columbia Pictures film will be out on July 26, starting DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie. The film focuses on the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles, as Dalton and stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) navigate a changing film industry, with an intersection with the Charles Manson gang.
Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate,  Dakota Fanning will play Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino is set as Marvin Shwarz and Damian Lewis will play Steve McQueen. Kurt Russell, Timothy Olyphant, Margaret Qualley, Tim Roth and the late Luke Perry are also among cast.
A new poster from Quentin Tarantino's black comedy Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is out, showing Leonardo DiCaprio in character as faded television actor Rick Dalton.

In Cannes, The Roads Lead To Roman Polanski And His Latest Legal Fight

Eventually, Polanski’s legal challenge may shed some light on the Academy’s review process and decisions. He has asked for “the full administrative record” of his expulsion case, and a trial-setting conference is set for August 15.
Yet again, all roads lead to Roman.
But Polanski’s civil suit demanding re-admission to the Academy certainly raises some fresh questions. Like: Why Polanski? Why now? Having written about all that some dozens of times, I know better than to revisit the sex case and its aftermath.
Since the Academy declared its new behavioral standards in December of 2017, only three members—Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski—have been publicly evicted. A fourth, the aforementioned John Bailey, was accused of misconduct and underwent a private review, but was publicly exonerated after word of the accusation was leaked to the press.
Asked whether other cases have been considered, an Academy spokesperson said only: “As this relates to a pending legal matter, we can’t comment.” It’s possible that Academy members have been quietly kicked out, or have survived a confidential review.
And there things stand, as Academy President John Bailey gets ready for his induction to France’s Ordres des Arts et des Lettres in Cannes on Sunday, while Polanski’s latest film An Officer And A Spy, about a famous case of unjust accusation, goes on sale there with a screening of clips today, and Quentin Tarantino prepares for a Tuesday Cannes premiere of his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, in which Margot Robbie plays Sharon Tate, who was Polanski’s wife until she was murdered by the Manson family in 1969.
He and Seigner—who now stars in An Officer And A Spy–fondled, kissed, eventually got married, and had two children. The 1977 statutory rape case and Polanski’s fugitive status seemed very far away. But Polanski didn’t seem to care. This was bad for Rassam, and for an over-extended indie film business.
The two of them made out on a banquette while we waited for film distributor Paul Rassam. Rassam, very late, was in a panic, because, he said, American stocks were down 500 points. I remember the date because Wall Street had crashed. I met him and his then 21-year-old star Emmanuelle Seigner for dinner in Paris. “You must mean 50,” I said. My own path crossed Polanski’s on October 19, 1987. No, 500 he insisted, nearly a quarter of the market’s value. Polanski was editing Frantic at the time.
But of course they weren’t. Like what Freud called “the return of the repressed,” those unresolved matters kept coming back, looming larger with time, as Polanski was arrested in Zurich, contested his fugitive status in Poland, and was finally, after 41 years, declared unfit to inhabit a film Academy that in the interim had given him an Oscar for directing The Pianist.
But for the moment, Polanski, 85 years old, remains in the thick of things, with a new movie, old memories, and the president of an Academy that honored and then shunned him all on display in Cannes.” />
Cannes Film Festival Time on Saturday–6:36 a.m. as time is reckoned here in Los Angeles– the online case records of the Los Angeles County Superior Court still showed no sign of a response by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to Roman Polanski’s demand for reinstatement as an Academy member. As of 3:36 p.m.
And none of those has been publicly expelled since Cosby and Polanski were bounced a year ago, shortly after Weinstein was ejected. But many dozens of Hollywood stars, filmmakers and executives have been accused of abuse—and even charged with crime—since the Academy standards went into effect. Polanski is a fugitive. Cosby is in jail. Weinstein will go to trial.
Two days later, he received a letter informing him of the decision, citing, without detail, his claimed violation of standards of conduct that require “respect for human dignity” and oppose “any form of abuse or harassment.” Polanski, who was first asked to join in 1968, was invited to appeal; but his appeal was rejected on January 26, 2019, according to a filing by Polanski’s attorney Harland Braun, without the director or his lawyer having met and discussed the matter with the governors. To recap for festival-goers who are already hazy about things back in Hollywood, Polanski was thrown out of the film Academy by a vote of its governing board on May 1, 2018.

Bruce Dern Home From Hospital, In Good Spirits Following Jogging Accident

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Dern is actress Laura Dern's father, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Coming Home in 1978 and for Best Actor for Nebraska in 2013.
Dern plays rancher George Spahn in the film, a Pulp Fiction-esque tapestry of stories in and around Los Angeles in the summer of 1969, when Charles Manson and his followers massacred Sharon Tate and others. Dern just completed filming Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, a role he took over from the late Burt Reynolds.
Dern was described as being in "incredibly good spirits" and anxious to get back to work. Earlier reports had Dern hiking in Runyon Canyon, but the accident that briefly hospitalized him turned out to be borne of jogging at the Silver Lake Reservoir. UPDATE:  Bruce Dern is out of the hospital, in no pain, and eager to get back to work, according to his publicist, Lee Wallman.
He's already looking forward to getting back to work. He has been discharged and is in good spirits, we're told. EARLIER: Actor Bruce Dern has a possible fractured hip suffered while hiking in Los Angeles. The 82-year-old was jogging at Silverlake Reservoir, as he does daily, when it happened.
The film will be released July 26 by Sony Pictures. David Heyman is producing with Shannon McIntosh and Tarantino.
The Dern news was first reported late Friday afternoon by TMZ.