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Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. Manson says to the artists who are assembled and sketching him at the opening of the trial "Second coming of Christ. He's a "Heavy" Dude". Speaking of his attorney.

#394 $5,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. Pictured are Charles Manson, Patricia Krenwinkle, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten. "The girls wear pigtails imitating Linda Kasabian", who was a witness for the prosecution. You can see the fresh scar from cutting a large "X" on Manson's forehead, which the girls copied the following court date.

#395 $5,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. Dated 2-10-71, this sketch depicts Charles Manson seated in the courtroom reacting to testimony given as his attorney questions someone on the stand. You can see the fresh scar from cutting a large "X" on his forehead.

#396 $5,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Manson tells his attorney to shut up during the trial.

He also kept him from standing. Manson was quite a clown during the court proceedings.

Captured by Bill Lignante in this, one of Bill's favorfite sketches from the trial. The caption says

"Man, you're killing me. Shut up and sit down", as Manson directs his attorney.

#340 $7,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. Dated 1970-71, this sketch depicts Charles Manson seated on the witness stand. This sketch was to become a file sketch for the continuing news coverage of the 9 month long trial and was shown on the News many times.

#397 $6,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. Dated Signed Bill Lignante, ABC News, this sketch depicts Charles Manson, seated at the Defense table along with his attorney and Judge Charles Older. #398 $6,500.00
Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Charles Manson, seated on the witness stand, his attorney and Judge Charles Older.

#399 $4,000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Charles Manson, seated at the defense table with his new "X" scar on his forehead.

#400 $4,000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Charles Manson, seated at the defense table with his defense attorney who is arguing that there should be a mistrial, as he holds up the newspaper bearing the headline "Manson Guilty, Nixon Declares". The trial was quickly becoming a farse with every new day's antics and theatrics.

#401 $7,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Charles Manson, seated at the defense table with his co-defendents as attorneys for the prosecution and defense hold a sidebar with Judge Older.

#402 $7,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts the jury seated and listening to testimony unfold.

#403 $1,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts the jury foreman handing the verdict to the bailiff.

#404 $1,500.00

Charles Manson 1970 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson vaulting over the defense table and lunging at Judge Charles Older as a Court Officer tries to restrain him. Two defense attorneys look on in shock as this unfolds. Signed "Bill Lignante, ABC News". This sketch foretells what is ahead in the trial of the century...

#405 $10,000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts an image of Sharon Tate, which was used by ABC Newsmen to cover the trial.

#406 $1,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson at the end of the trial, after having his hair shaved off. It also shows his forehead bearing the swastika (which was the "X" earlier cut into his forehead, and completed while the trial was ongoing). Looking pensive and directly at the artists sketching him, which seemed to fascinate him.

#407 $2,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson at the defense table sporting an "X" carved into his forehead. He said that he did it because life is meaningless.

#408 $4,000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson at the defense table sporting an "X" carved into his forehead. He said that he did it because life is meaningless. Signed "Lig" by the artist.

#409 $4,000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson at the defense table as co-defendents Patricia Krenwinkle, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten stand and mock Judge Charles Older by saluting him with a "Hail Ceasar".

#410 $7,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson at the end of the trial, after having his hair shaved off. It also shows his forehead bearing the swastika (which was the "X" earlier cut into his forehead, and completed while the trial was ongoing). Looking pensive and collecting his notes and rereading several thoughts during the sentensing.

#411 $2000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts co-defendents, Patricia Krenwinkle, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten standing and facing Judge Charles Older. All 3 of the defendents came to court wearing capes, continuing to mock the trial with their antics.

#412 $1,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts co-defendant Leslie Van Houten testifying "I kept stabbing until my hands hurt. I left two people there, bleeding. Dated 2-21-71

#413 $4,000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson posing for sketch artists, pointing to the "X" he carved into his forehead. Dated 8-18-70, shortly after the beginning of his murder trial.

#414 $7,500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson standing and making himself look like "Jesus on the Cross". He would stand like this until he got tired and then sat down. This occurred several times during the trial.

#415 $7,500.00

Charles Manson 1970 Charles Manson's trial for the Tate-LaBianca murders and conspiracy to commit murder is underway. Sketch by world reknowned artist, Bill Lignante, for ABC TV News Coverage. This sketch depicts Manson in his Hawaiian shirt, as Linda Kasabian points to a diagram of the crime scene for Prosecutor, Vincent Bugliosi. Court Officers guard Manson from acting out as he stands and gloats for the sketch artists. Dated 7-29-70 and Signed "Lig" by the artist.

#416 $10,000.00

Charles Manson 1971 Artist's concept of jurors deliberating the fate of Charlie Manson.

Signed by courtroom sketch artist, Bill Lignante.

#347 $1500

Charles Manson 1971 Charlie Manson takes a copy of the Constitution and throws it in

a trash can while yelling at the Judge. Captured in this sketch by Bill Lignante.

Signed "Lig". This sketch was used by Mr. Lignante years later as he lectured around the US

on his long career as a courtroom sketch artist.

#349 $5500.00

Charles Manson 1971 Charles Manson being ejected from the courtroom during his murder trial.

Sketch by Bill Lignante for ABC News.

#351 $4000.00

Charles Manson 1971 The Jury listening and taking notes during testimony.

The Manson trial was of great interest to much of the world and these sketches by Bill Lignante

were what the public saw during news reports for ABC News. Signed "Lig".

#354 $1500.00

CHARLES MANSON TRIAL, continued.