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About Tate-Polanski Online

Welcome to TATE-POLANSKI.COM a site dedicated to the Oscar Award Winning, French/Polish director Roman Polanski, the murdered American actress Sharon Tate, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, and French actress Morgane Polanski. Here it is my hope to bring together many aspects of the careers and lives of these talented people, though I’ve had to instill some policies in order to make sure this site and the comment sections in each post do not become a battle ground. And those policies are:

  1. This site is an all inclusive site including aspects of both legal cases concerning the murder of Sharon Tate at the hands of the Manson Family and the case involving Roman Polanski and the events surrounding his 1977 arrest for having unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
  2. The events of the murder of Sharon Tate will be included because of their importance in the current legal process of keeping her killers and those of Leno LaBianca and Rosemary LaBianca in prison until their deaths. Sharon’s death cannot be pulled apart from her life because it is part of her legacy. That cannot be removed because of wanting to maker her separate from her destroyers. Her death plays a huge part in the life of her mother, Doris Tate, and sister, Patti Tate, in the work they did in terms of the parole hearings they attended and the work they did on behalf of The Doris Tate Crime Victims Bureau as well as the Parents of Murdered Children. There will be a section in this site dedicated to the case as well as the photos I have in my collection on the crime scene as well as any relevant documents pertaining to the case.
  3. The case involving Roman Polanski in 1977 is still with us today, but the truth of what happened in 1977 has had no clearing house of fact due to the media’s constant misquoting of the facts and the “victim” in the matter and her contrary statements about the case. Roman Polanski is not a convicted pedophile, nor is he a convicted sex offender. No where in the caselaw is this stated. No where is it stated he fled prosecution. No where is it stated he continues to be a fugitive according to those intimately involved in the case including the original Prosecutor Roger Gunson, and the lawyer for the “victim” Lawrence Silver. There will be a section in this site dedicated to this case and hopefully to clarify the charges and the current cases involving Roman Polanski. Also there are four important sites to check out on the case. All with different facts about the case that are concise records of the facts of the case and not the media’s salacious spin. Those sites are:
    • Roman Polanski: The Ballad Of Contradictions – An amazing site regarding the various lies and misconceptions of the case as well as it dispells any and all aspects on the 1977 case against Roman Polanski.
    • The Tenant of Chinatown – An excellent commentary on the media bias against Roman Polanski and the aspects of the case as it stands in the cultural argument about the lies of this case.
    • Richard Brenneman’s Eats, Shoots ‘n’ Leaves – The view from one of the participants in the 1977 case in terms of Mr. Brenneman’s associations with all parties involved including the judge, lawyers and the relevant knowledge of the case from someone intimately involved.
    • Prometheus1816 The Truth On Polanski – my own blog on the case – My recollections of someone who has had knowledge of the case since it happened, and as a rape survivor who has always questioned the “victim’s” motives.
  4. This site will also not offer up gossip regarding the lives of these people. There is some speculation from an author that Sharon Tate was planning on divorcing Roman Polanski at the time of her death, however, there has been no corroboration to that other than gossip. The only two people who knew the state of the Polanski marriage as of 12: 30 AM on the morning of Saturday, August 9, 1969 are Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. Therefore any discussion of that is off limits, and any comments alluding to that will be either edited or deleted outright. While as webmaster I will give some latitude in terms of discussion both here and in the forum, I will not allow gossip according to unverified sources.
  5. As webmaster I am the sole arbiter of what comments make it to the various posts. Why? I do not want this site to become a warzone for those wishing to vent their spleens on those unverified reports of strife in the Polanski marriage or to Manson supporters who believe he is wrongly imprisoned, or to any of Sharon’s killers who think they can get off by blaming Manson and Manson alone for their actions. I also will not give those people a forum to spread false information. The same goes for the case against Roman Polanski regarding the 1977 sex case. I have issued a strict word blacklist in terms of what words are allowable to be in comments. If those words to appear in any comments, those comments will be sent right to the trash bin and I won’t see them. So think before you post.
  6. Lastly, regarding Debra Tate and her penchant for confabulation. None of her supporters will be allowed to post here. If you do come on attempting to tarnish me or this site with Debra’s obvious self-aggrandizing statements, think again. She does and did nothing to further Sharon’s memory, or Doris and Patti’s work with her obvious piecemeal memory as to her real role in this tragedy. If Debra or her supporters plan on taking me to task for using photos of Sharon here on this site, I am using them for the sole purpose of education or commentary on the life and career of Sharon Tate according to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use . You can also read this site’s Disclaimer on such inclusion.

This site has been created to house the vast number of photos, press articles and screencaps I have collected over the past forty years I have known of both Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski and since coming online back in 2001. This site has been a decade or more in the making. It is my hope that the information you the visitor/reader finds is not only interesting, but informative. I am also hoping that you come to understand some of the misconceptions that are out there on both Sharon’s murder case as well as Roman’s case from 1977. Now while you may not believe sex between a man of 43 and a young woman of 13 is not legal and not consensual due to the age difference, I ask you only to use your intelligence when disseminating the information I have provided as well as the other sites mentioned above, but not resort of a sort of cognitive dissonance when understanding the zeitgeist of the era these events took place in.

Where and when I can I will provide the source for whatever it is that I post or redistribute here. I will also provide the contributor as to who sent the document or article. For articles that have been scanned from media sources such as periodicals, the sources will be evident in terms of the imprint of the magazine or paper such as Newsweek or The Los Angeles Times. I also plan on putting together as extensive a bibliography as I can to provide a reading list of sorts for those wanting to go and explore those sources. The gallery will be the storehouse of the site. It will include such things as event photos of Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner and Morgane Polanski. I will be discreet when including what are classed as paparazzi photos of these people. As they live(d) their lives in the public, I will decide what will be considered intrusive photos into their private lives. It is not this site’s intention to pry into those lives so if a photo includes a nice telephoto of Roman or Emmanuelle in their backyard sunbathing nude, that will not be included. Or if a photo shows Morgane Polanski having lunch with a boyfriend and kissing him, won’t find it here.

Now onto the question that will obviously come up in terms of my inclusion of Emmanuelle Seigner, Morgane Polanski and Elvis Polanski. Simply, they are important to the life of Roman Polanski. They are his wife and children and anything other than their inclusion is wrong. I know there are some Sharon Tate fans who like to ignore her because she is not Sharon, but again that is wrong headed thinking. And to those who look at Elvis Polanski and think of him as a surrogate Paul Richard Polanski…. Think again. He is not Paul Richard, nor should there be any intention to somehow think this is what Paul Richard might have looked like. Elvis’s mother is not Sharon Tate. Emmanuelle Seigner is a well respected and award winning actress and singer and it would be not only wrong, but a mistake not to include her here. Morgane is included because she has appeared in many of Roman’s films and is embarking on a career of her own.

In conclusion: This site is to be considered the site of all sites. I have rare content including photos of Sharon, Roman and Emmanuelle not available anywhere else except on photo source sites. These I have purchased for your viewing pleasure and I ask only one thing: If you plan on reposting someplace else, please credit back to this site. I’ve noticed some material I’ve previously posted in a couple of Yahoo groups that I alone had, reposted elsewhere without asking my permission. While the content is not mine, I’ve been collecting this for decades and would appreciate the consideration of being the provider. Though I have installed a hotlink protection on the photos and various other media to stop bandwidth siphoning from my provider. What is hotlinking?

Bandwidth theft or “hotlinking” is direct linking to a web site’s files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an <img> tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else’s web page so it will appear on your own site, eBay auction listing, weblog, forum message post, etc.

Bandwidth refers to the amount of data transferred from a web site to a user’s computer. When you view a web page, you are using that site’s bandwidth to display the files. Since web hosts charge based on the amount of data transferred, bandwidth is an issue. If a site is over its monthly bandwidth, it’s billed for the extra data or taken offline.

A simple analogy for bandwidth theft: Imagine a random stranger plugging into your electrical outlets, using your electricity without your consent, and you paying for it.

I apologize for having to do this, but it is needed since I pay for my webhosting and domain. If you do plan on posting a link to this site, please let me know via Tate-Polanski Online Repost Thank You Credit and I’ll email you with my thank you.

So there you have it. Please enjoy this site and the intent in which it was created. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay.

— Dianne
04 November, 2015 (Canada)