HOLLYWOOD CRIME SCENES: TALES OF OBSESSION
This one-hour special travels beyond the glamour of Hollywood’s dream-factory image into its underworld of crime and scandal. We re-examine the “Manson Family” murder of actress Sharon Tate; the slaying of Lana Turner’s live-in boyfriend, Johnny Stompanato; and Rebecca Schaeffer, a rising young star until an obsessed fan takes her life. We visit the places where these stories began, and tragically ended the estate that director Roman Polanski owned with his beautiful actress wife, Sharon Tate; the Beverly Hills mansion where Lana Turner’s teenage daughter Cheryl Crane stabbed Stompanato to death; and the Hollywood apartment building where Rebecca Schaeffer answered the door to a fatal gun shot. Prosecutors, defense attorneys, eyewitnesses, family members, and investigators vividly walk us through these real-life Hollywood tragedies, with new insights.