Statement from Debra Tate:
"For many years now I have wanted to write a book about my sister, Sharon Tate, as I felt it was my responsibility to help preserve her considerable photographic legacy. The idea for this book was not to present a traditional biography, but to carefully assemble photographs and pair them with recollections from myself, Sharon’s friends, costars and work associates, and even Sharon herself. I hope by doing this, the book will provide her legions of current and future fans with a well-rounded sense of who Sharon really was—of the gentle and supremely unique spirit that existed beyond her screen persona."
Sharon Tate: Recollection is a one-of-a-kind celebration of Sharon’s life and career, her influence as a fashion icon throughout the world, and in effect presents a sociological portrait of the 1960s—its youth culture, the sexual revolution, the rise of independent cinema, and Hollywood’s changing studio system. In this impressive photo book, Sharon Tate’s story emerges through quotes and short essays—recollections—by her sister, Debra Tate, as well as by those who knew and have been influenced by her. What emerges from these pages is a stunning tribute to an unforgettable life.
About Debra Tate:
Debra Tate has devoted much of her life to advocacy for victims’ rights causes and counseling victims of violent crimes. As her mother, Doris, and sister Patti did during their lifetimes, Debra has worked to bring about change in human rights legislation. Over the course of her advocacy work she has been interviewed by Larry King, Anderson Cooper, Diane Sawyer, and Matt Lauer, and has appeared on numerous documentaries and shows, including Good Morning America and Dateline. In previous careers Debra was a model, teacher, and Hollywood makeup artist. She also frequently contributes her time to the conservation of endangered animals. She resides at her ranch home in California.