In 1978, a program aired in which Lange introduced “Bachelor Number One” as “a successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13 – fully developed.” Lange paused while the audience laughed appreciatively at the double entendre.
Then the host continued, “Between takes you might find him skydiving or motorcycling.
An article reports that in 1964 “he claimed he suffered a nervous breakdown.” A military psychiatrist examined him and diagnosed him as having an “anti-social personality, chronic, severe.” He was discharged from the service.
Bachelor Number One said, “We’re going to have a great time together, Cheryl.” The question period began with Bradshaw asking, “Bachelor Number One, what is your favorite time of the day? That performance was a big hit with the audience that laughed and applauded. When Lange asked Bradshaw to decide which bachelor she wanted to date, she said, “I like bananas so I’ll take One.” However, the date never actually took place.Alcala pled guilty to the two murders on December 14.He will now be returned to death row at San Quentin.There he studied filmmaking under the distinguished director Roman Polanski, whose wife was brutally murdered in the Tate-La Bianca murders of 1969 and who would eventually become a fugitive himself because of a statutory rape conviction.
In 1971, California police detective Steve Hodel persuaded the FBI to put the fugitive child rapist Alcala on its Ten Most Wanted list.
Please welcome Rodney Alcala.” The audience saw Bachelor Number One, a handsome, dark-haired young man with a ready smile.