Chris Harris – Zodiac Killer – From 1970-1971 Chris Harris went in search of data about Zodiac Killings in Northern California for a documentary. For more than four decades, Chris Harris has captured the imagination of the press and the public when he was invited into the Zodiac Killings in Northern California. He earned the respect of law enforcement, politicians, and the press. The legendary Paul Avery from the San Francisco Chronicle always called Harris before going with a lead. Longtime L.A. publicist Chris Harris said he was stunned by a Zodiac book that came out in 2014. The author claimed his estranged father Earl Van Best Jr. was the serial killer. “I think he has the proof this is the man,” Harris said. A Los Angeles man claimed he met the Zodiac Killer back in the 1970s, and he wants San Francisco police to re-examine evidence that emerged in 2014….that man being Chris Harris. “It’s the same person I saw in that diner.” Harris said the killer approached him in a Napa diner in the 1970s and talked about the murders. Harris was part of a film crew investigating the murders. (Published Wednesday, April 29, 2009)–A woman on Wednesday claimed her father was the infamous Zodiac killer who terrorized the Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s and said she helped him write and mail the letters that earned him the sensational nickname. Listen as Chris Harris explains how he met the “zodiac killer”….!
Chris Harris long ago mastered the need to reach the emotional level in conveying a message when having to deal with the American and Foreign press. Through lectures across America in the late 1980’s Harris changed the way we promote a product or service proving that publicity was far more effective than advertising. The Associated Press gave Chris Harris the title “Public Relations Specialist.”
To better understand the Charles Manson Family and the killings Chris Harris spent a year in Death Valley living with the former members and encouraged Paul Watkins second in command of the Family, to write the book “My Life with Charles Manson.”
Chris Harris raised new interest into the death of Marilyn Monroe when he convinced his client a Beverly Hills, California antique dealer to put up $150,000 for the Marilyn Monroe Red Diary. Harris investigated her death for ten years reaching a conclusion that Marilyn Monroe did not die from an apparent suicide or overdose. When Chris Harris talks about Walt Disney, a silence comes over the room. Harris is perhaps one of the few besides his wife and children who got a close-up look at the great animator. In 1993, Chris Harris was asked by family members to recall his memories of Walt Disney when the book “WALT DISNEY HOLLYWOOD’S DARK PRINCE” was written.
Chris Harris tells the story of the Hollywood sign. Harris assisted in the unveiling of the new Hollywood sign in 1978 and is currently preparing to visit Los Angeles Sister Cites with the restored H of the original Hollywood Sign. Harris’s story of the history of the past and present day Hollywood Sign is compelling. Chris Harris begins each lecture with a motivational outreach to the audience. He believes that taking an interest in life and allowing our imaginations to travel, we can live a more fulfilling life.