14 August 2010

Help me Charles Manson

In the late ’90s, pop-culture historian Bill Geerhart had a little too much time on his hands and a surfeit of stamps. So, for his own entertainment, the then-unemployed thirtysomething launched a letter-writing campaign to some of the most powerful and infamous figures in the country, posing as a curious 10-year-old named Billy.

Above is a letter he sent to Charles Manson. Have a peak at Manson’s response, and see more Little Billy letters.