Feb 19, 2007

More JFK Footage Found


They've discovered more footage from the day and minutes before JFK was shot at Dealy Plaza. I've always followed this story and do believe, somewhat, in a Conspiracy Theory. The link will take you to the footage.

A recently discovered home movie showing President John F. Kennedy's motorcade shortly before his assassination was unveiled Monday on the Web site of a Dallas museum.

The silent, 8 mm color film is "the clearest, best film of Jackie in the motorcade," said Gary Mack, curator of the Sixth Floor Museum, which focuses on Kennedy's life and assassination.

The film shows a brief but clear glimpse of President Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, a few blocks from Dealey Plaza and roughly 90 seconds before the killing. Also visible is Secret Service agent Clint Hill riding on the back of the car. After the shots were fired, Hill jumped onto the car as it drove to the hospital.

The film ends with some footage the next day outside the Texas School Book Depository, the building from which assassin Lee Harvey Oswald fired the fatal shots.

"Because the speed of the motorcade was known to be between 12 and 15 miles per hour, I was able to figure out how far back in time it was from the assassination," Mack said.

Amateur photographer George Jefferies took the footage and held onto it for more than 40 years, Mack said. Jefferies mentioned it in a casual conversation with his son-in-law, Wayne Graham, and the two agreed to donate it to the museum.

At least 150,000 people lined the motorcade route, and Mack said he believes there are more film and photographs out there.

"I know there are pictures out here that have not surfaced," Mack said. "The museum is always on the lookout for pictures. The bottom line is don't throw anything away."

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4 comments:

Zsolt72 said...

I saw this short film on the news today and its really very clean shot of his pretty wife. The short new movie made me think again the message of Oliver Stone's JFK movie.

Babsbitchin said...

zsolt72, Jackie was the epitomy of fashion back then, even my Mom wore the same fashion and pillbox hats. It truly was Camelot, wasn't it?
I do believe that Stone's movie projected quite a bit of truth or he was on the right path. A client of mine is Cyril Wecht,MD (google that name)and he did an independent study, an official study concerning the Warren Commissions finding. He found that it is not feasibly possible to have a magic bullet and much more. He is under an 79+ indictment, last I knew. They are tearing him apart. I have to wonder if it's not related? Call me crazy but the charges lodged against him are crazy.

Reluctant Nomad said...

I'm not sure what to say about the conspiracy theory but Jackie O was certainly one stylish, beautiful woman!

Babsbitchin said...

Nomad, yes she was. I have pictures of my Mother dressed just as Jackie did, you know pill box hat and fitted suits. She wore matching pumps and gloves too. My Mom was quite the looker. My sis in the pic below this post, got the looks. I got the sarcastic temperament of both her and my Dad, lol!