Sneak peeks and exclusive digital extras from Manson: The Women. 50 years after the infamous Manson Family murders, we follow the trail of the women who blindly followed Charles Manson including new and exclusive interviews.
"Women from the Manson Family, including Catherine ""Gypsy"" Share and Sandra “Blue” Good, describe living in total isolation at the cult's headquarters, Spahn Ranch, in Los Angeles County, California. Share remembers the subtle ways leader Charles Manson manipulated his followers and gained control of the Family, convincing her that her ""only safety was to stay with him."
Catherine "Gypsy" Share, Sandra “Blue” Good, Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme and Dianne "Snake" Lake, former members of the Manson Family, share how cult leader Charles Manson convinced them a "revolution" was imminent. With the chaos of the Vietnam War and uprising of the Civil Rights Movement, Manson flamed his followers' distrust in the police, military and government authority, leading them to believe the only people they could count on was each other.
Sandra "Blue" Good and Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme reveal what it was like first meeting cult leader Charles Manson. Both former Manson Family members came from broken homes and found solace at the Spahn Ranch after enduring difficult upbringings. The magnetic Manson seemed to provide the safety and security they were searching for.
Lis Wiehl, author of "Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter," and Deborah Herman, who wrote "Member of the Family: My Story of Charles Manson, Life Inside His Cult, and the Darkness That Ended the Sixties," explain how cult leader Charles Manson's early years in prison shaped him. While behind bars, Manson cultivated the skills used to attract various female members of the Manson Family.
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a former member of the Manson Family, opens up about her 1975 attempt to assassinate U.S. president Gerald Ford. According to Fromme, a section of redwoods in Northern California were in danger of collapsing, and she wanted to get Ford's attention so he could potentially save the beloved trees. In order to "get his attention," Fromme brought an unloaded gun to Sacramento's Capitol Park and confronted Ford.
Former Manson Family member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme reflects on her time in prison for her 1975 attempt to assassinate U.S. president Gerald Ford. While Fromme was sentenced to life in prison for the crime, she was released in 2009 after serving almost 34 years. Fromme said she contemplated suicide while incarcerated, but she was able to survive her time behind bars.
Dianne Lake was known as the youngest family member. She met Charles Manson at 14-years-old and lived with members on Spahn ranch. Ahead of the new documentary “Manson: The Women,” Lake speaks to Oxygen.com Correspondent Stephanie Gomulka about life after the cult, how she felt when Manson died, and why her nickname was “Snake.” For more first-looks or exclusive content, subscribe to Oxygen’s Detective’s Den.
In 1969, Charles Manson and some of his followers infamously killed nine people. The case has been plagued with fascination and numerous retellings. Here are the members of the cult who have been tied to the murders, explained.
Oxygen’s Manson: The Women tells the individual stories of former followers of Charles Manson, including Dianne Lake, Lynette Fromme, Catherine Share, and Sandra Good. Each woman offers a unique account of what took place during the late 1960s.
John Douglas, former profiler and unit chief, interviewed Charles Manson during his time with the FBI. Douglas sits down with Oxygen.com Correspondent Stephanie Gomulka and shares some of his insights on the late cult leader.
John Douglas, former FBI profiler and unit chief, describes the first time he met and interviewed Charles Manson. The late cult leader and some of his followers were found responsible for nine murders in 1969.
The real life inspiration behind the series “Mindhunter” and former FBI profiler John Douglas interviewed Charles Manson. Douglas also interviewed some of his followers and shares his opinion on if any should be granted parole.
The story of Charles Manson and his followers has sparked several documentaries, books, and movies. Documentary filmmaker James Buddy Day spoke to Manson before the cult leader passed away and discusses the ongoing fascination with the cult.
James Buddy Day has been behind documentaries covering Charles Manson and his followers. He sits down with Oxygen.com Correspondent Stephanie Gomulka to discuss the question of parole for some of the former members.