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The ‘Aquarius’ House: Opal’s Encino Midcentury Modern Home

The song “Aquarius” from the musical “Hair” references a time of peace, love, harmony, and “trust abounding.” So it is fitting that executive producer John McNamara chose to name his 2015 television series, set in 1967 Los Angeles — two years before the horrific Tate-LaBianca murders cast an indelible pall over the city — in honor of the tune. Billed as historical fiction, “Aquarius” (currently streaming on Netflix) follows Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony) after his release from his second long-term prison stint, as he assembles his so-called “family,” attempts to start a music career, and begins to enact his reign of terror. Also at the center of the story is dogged Hollywood PD detective Sam Hodiak (David Duchovny), a World War II vet fixated on nailing Manson, as well as righting other wrongs of the period.

 

Decidedly darker than 2019’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” the most notable of

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