This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Anthony DiMaria, producer of Jay Sebring….Cutting to the Truth, a feature-length documentary about his uncle, famed hair stylist Jay Sebring. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, DiMaria (born and raised in Las Vegas) talks about the the horrific murders of Sebring, Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, and Steven Parent and the subsequent diminishing of his uncle’s reputation by the media and the glorification of the killers by pop culture; his long journey in making the documentary; the surprising material he found about his uncle’s life; his influence on what is now a multi-billion dollar industry; and why he felt it important to remind people about his uncle and bring some comfort to living family members.
DiMaria was born and raised in Las Vegas and graduated from Bishop Gorman High School. He holds a BFA from the University of Southern California’s Dramatic Arts conservatory. Through the years, DiMaria has worked on stage in New York City with the Barrow Group, Actors Studio, Neighborhood Playhouse and Circle Repertory Lab. Recent Film and TV credits include The Sopranos, CSI, Deadwood, Disney’s Pixel Perfect, Ray Donovan, The Leftovers, High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story, John From Cincinnati, and Woody Allen’s Cafe Society.