Roman Polanski writes foreword in a new book on Sharon Tate
Marking 40 years since her tragic death
Famed film director Roman Polanski, who has recently contributed to a Prada exhibit in London, was away travelling forty years ago when the Hollywood attacks that took his wife and child took place – and has written the foreword to a new book called Recollection, written by Sharon Tate's sister on the anniversary of her death.
"Even after 40 years, it is difficult to write about Sharon. It is impossible, of course, to imagine what might have been if Sharon had lived. But this book allows me to remember what was."
The book has been put together by Debra Tate and will be published in the US next month. It also features contributors from its subject's co-stars on the 1967 cult drama Valley of the Dolls; Patty Duke, Joan Collins and Jane Fonda.
Tate was killed by followers of Charles Manson in 1969, along with three friends who were staying with her at the Los Angeles home she shared with her husband.