The Nation: Roman Polanski's Tawdry Troubles

Even in such a sybaritic place as Hollywood, where reality so often surpasses make-believe, Director Roman Polanski (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown) ranks as a startling character. He was the husband of Manson Murder Victim Sharon Tate, and his life has had elements as dark and quixotic as his art. He is now working on a movie version of The First Deadly Sin, which portrays a business executive obsessed with sexual perversion and homicide. Thus it was hardly theater of the absurd that Polanski, 43, should find himself arrested in the lobby of the Beverly...

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