Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My visit to Cielo Drive

I got invited to go to David Oman's house who lives a couple houses down from where my idol Sharon Tate lived. He made a movie about the murders (which i am a lil iffy about since I don't like to focus on the murders. I'd rather create a movie about the lives they all lived) But anyway, Apparently, he gets a lot of paranormal activity in his house and the area so we decided to check it out. I brought my guy friend and my friend Katie. We caught some crazy EVP's which are on Katie's digital recorder. It was a bit odd to go to a strangers house but we had been friends on facebook for a year and figured why not. It was a good night. I love Cielo drive. I love Benedict Canyon. I want to live there so bad!
You could see LA from the balcony and hear random pre-oscar parties in the distance. David also has Fosters on tap so we drank out of a stein.
He has the cutest 1960's mustard color chair (picture above) and some letters from Sharon to her mother he got from an auction. It was really very inspiring and amazing to hold that in my hand. He also had a "Prescription for Opium" letter from 1919. Awesome! His upstairs bathroom was decked out in Sharon photos.
Anyway, here is the new gate that leads to the Tate residence, now owned by Jeff Franklin (Producer of Full House)


  1. Thank you for sharing this.
    I live not far from Cielo Drive.
    In fact, I have been on the street many times.

    George Vreeland Hill

  2. The Tate residence was demolished. It doesn't exist.

  3. And it was never owned by Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski. They rented it from Rudy Altobello.

  4. This house was just featured on Ghost Adventures last Friday Feb. 15, 2014.... Sharon Tate had such amazing style!!!!!

  5. I also visited this house back in the late 1960s or early 170s to be interviewed by Rudy Altobello, who was a powerful agent who represented Olivia Hussy at the time. I felt a little strange sitting
    on the couch under the beam from which Sharon Tate was hung and stabbed. I don't know the fate of the actual house since then, nor Mr. Altobello....