Welcome to Popculturesignatures, my collection from a lifetime of obtaining signatures from all fields of pop culture, though largely classic rock. Much of it was obtained by collectors who grew up in New York, collecting and swapping together. They were part of the rock and roll and counterculture environment, and were immersed in the music scene there over many decades. I have been adding items to my site here for years now. As I now gradually become more tech savvy, I'm organizing the items into more categories, to make it easier to get around here and find things. You can always look for a specific name by typing it in the "Search" box at the top. I am only able to upload two photos to an item listing. I will always be happy to send further photos of an item if desired, and to share any other details I may know of an item. I hope you find here what you're looking for.
Charles Manson Signed Life Magazine Autograph
Life Magazine signed on the front cover by Charles Manson (adding "Lie" and a swastika through his signature) in black ballpoint or biro pen. This is the complete issue of December 19, 1969, which featured a cover story of the Manson trial then unfolding. This iconic cover photo may be the most well-known image of Manson. Signed photos of Manson are practically non-existent, as he made it a practice, once he gained infamy, of not signing photos of himself. This signature was acquired by a gentleman who was at that time associated with the "Family" at the Spahn ranch. I will choose not to print his name here, but will discuss more details to those seriously interested. It was obtained at the Corcoran State Prison in California. The magazine shows some signs of wear, but is completely intact and in overall very good shape. Inset photo shows part of article contained within. I have two other items signed by Manson (as well as four other prominent family members) listed on my site, a bible in this same section, and a Beatles White Album in the "signed records" section.