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New footage of JFK in Dallas released
Yahoo ^ | 2/19/07

Posted on 02/19/2007 5:52:35 PM PST by Mr. Brightside

New footage of JFK in Dallas released

By Ed Stoddard

Mon Feb 19, 4:52 PM ET

DALLAS (Reuters) - Previously unreleased footage of John F. Kennedy's fateful motorcade in Dallas moments before he was gunned down was released on Monday, a surprising new detail in a saga that has gripped the United States for four decades.

The silent 8mm film shows a beaming Jacqueline Kennedy close up in vivid color waving to the crowd.

A group of excited bystanders -- women sporting big 1960s hairstyles -- waves to the cameraman shortly before the motorcade sweeps past.

The president's coat is clearly if briefly seen bunched up on his back -- a detail that will be scrutinized by conspiracy theorists who see evidence of a plot in, among other things, the fact the bullet wounds on his jacket and body did not appear to match.

The film was donated to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas by amateur photographer George Jefferies and his son-in-law, Wayne Graham. It was released to coincide with the Presidents Day federal holiday.

Museum curator Gary Mack said he was not surprised Jefferies took so long to come forward.

"Everyone who captured the motorcade before the assassination thinks their pictures are unimportant. But to historians, all photos and home movies are important to possibly answer questions that will be asked in the future," he said.

Located in the former Texas School Book Depository building where Lee Harvey Oswald shot Kennedy from a sixth-floor window on November 22, 1963, the museum is devoted to Kennedy's presidency and the events surrounding his assassination.

The footage was taken less than 90 seconds before the fatal shots were fired. The 40-second film also shows the scene of the crime the following day.

The footage is sure to be new fodder for conspiracy buffs who have long maintained Kennedy was the victim of a sinister plot orchestrated by shadowy elements in either the government, the "military-industrial complex," the Mafia or communist Cuba.

"I've already seen the footage on a conspiracy Web site -- it's interesting for the conspiracy researchers to study Kennedy's coat which appears to be bunched up on his back," Mack said.

He said since Kennedy's jacket was riding high on his back, the entry wound in his body did not match the expected position in his coat -- grist for the conspiracy mill that charges more than three shots were fired.

Investigators maintain the shooting was carried out by Oswald acting alone. The most complete and best-known film of the Kennedy assassination to come to light was taken by bystander Abraham Zapruder.

Mack said the new footage offered the best view of Mrs. Kennedy in the motorcade he had ever seen.


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KEYWORDS: assasination; conspiracy; dallas; godsgravesglyphs; grassyknoll; jfk; leeharveyoswald
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A still image from previously unreleased footage
shows the late President John F. Kennedy (L) and the
late Jacqueline Kennedy (R) riding in a motorcade in
Dallas, Texas, moments before he was gunned down on
November 22, 1963 in this image released on February
19, 2007. MUST BE USED BY FEBRUARY 24, 2007. (The
Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza/Handout/Reuters)
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1 posted on 02/19/2007 5:52:38 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside
The mafia did it, and I think Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pesci and Kevin Bacon had something to do with it too.
2 posted on 02/19/2007 5:59:09 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: Mr. Brightside

If there's a better still "photo" from those moments in time, I'd like to see it. That's a great photo. It should be in textbooks.


3 posted on 02/19/2007 6:02:31 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Military-industrial complex

I don't even know what that is but I believe it without question.


4 posted on 02/19/2007 6:03:16 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

THis is what they looked like in the Houston parade the evening before. I was standing on the curb, as they drove slowly, through downtown Houston, going to the old Rice Hotel where they spent the night.

I had intended to get a good look at the First Lady, but to tell you the truth, JFK had such charisma that I couldn't take my eyes off of HIM!


5 posted on 02/19/2007 6:05:35 PM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: i_dont_chat

I thought they spent the night before in Fort Worth. Or do you mean the night of Nov 20?


6 posted on 02/19/2007 6:07:38 PM PST by unkus
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To: i_dont_chat

Sorry, I misread you. They flew from Houston to Fort Worth.-Sorry. It must have been quite an experience.


7 posted on 02/19/2007 6:09:48 PM PST by unkus
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To: GraniteStateConservative

That's really good quality for such an old 8mm. I wonder if it was kept in a freezer.


8 posted on 02/19/2007 6:16:46 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
I wonder why this notice is on the caption:
MUST BE USED BY FEBRUARY 24, 2007.

Is the photo going to go stale? grow mold? self-destruct?

9 posted on 02/19/2007 6:18:09 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Won't play.


10 posted on 02/19/2007 6:24:43 PM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

I wonder if the photo gains some kind of copywrite protection after that date.


11 posted on 02/19/2007 6:25:56 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside; All
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12 posted on 02/19/2007 6:28:38 PM PST by musicman
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To: Mr. Brightside

Bump for later viewing when the server isn't bogged down.


13 posted on 02/19/2007 6:34:58 PM PST by fso301
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Wow. I agree. A great photo.


14 posted on 02/19/2007 6:35:12 PM PST by PghBaldy (Reporter: Are you surprised? Nancy Pelosi: No. My eyes always look like this.)
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To: musicman

Laugh of the day. Hadn't seen that one before.


15 posted on 02/19/2007 6:39:29 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Mr. Brightside
I wonder if the photo gains some kind of copywrite protection after that date.

I can't imagine why it wouldn't have copyright protection already.

16 posted on 02/19/2007 6:41:47 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
I don't have time tonight but if anyone wants to crunch the numbers, here they are:

17 posted on 02/19/2007 6:42:43 PM PST by fso301
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To: Eccl 10:2

Thanks!! It's an oldie, but one of my favorites.


18 posted on 02/19/2007 6:44:43 PM PST by musicman
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To: Mr. Brightside

I wonder how many of those people in the background are dead?


19 posted on 02/19/2007 6:48:12 PM PST by Carl LaFong ( Hi !)
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To: Mr. Brightside

This should be on the bang-bang-bang-(bang) list.


20 posted on 02/19/2007 6:51:40 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth ("Don't tread on me" - the motto of Patriots. "May I lick your boots?" - the motto of too many "R"s.)
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To: musicman
Great pic!

I'll always think Carlos Marcellos was behind it.

21 posted on 02/19/2007 6:57:40 PM PST by Tinian
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To: Mr. Brightside

Looks just like Kennedy's profile from the half dollar.


22 posted on 02/19/2007 7:12:42 PM PST by MK11
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To: Mr. Brightside

Is it just me, or was Jackie O. a hottie?


23 posted on 02/19/2007 7:29:04 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: musicman

That's fantastic. ROFL


24 posted on 02/19/2007 7:33:40 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: advance_copy

Jackie was a hottie who reeked of class, until she married Onassis.


25 posted on 02/19/2007 7:35:25 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Johnson had it done.


26 posted on 02/19/2007 7:38:39 PM PST by bannie
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To: fso301

I think 8mm was 16 frames per second.


27 posted on 02/19/2007 7:44:39 PM PST by ArmstedFragg
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To: ArmstedFragg
I think 8mm was 16 frames per second.

Thanks. In which case the bullet would travel (1/16)*(2000)=125 feet per frame

28 posted on 02/19/2007 7:51:58 PM PST by fso301
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To: gcruse

You are 100% correct, by far the Best looking first lady ever.


29 posted on 02/19/2007 8:01:05 PM PST by Afronaut (Supporting Republican Liberals is the Undeniable End to Freedom)
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To: musicman

All that picture needs is the 9/11 backpack guy in the background!


30 posted on 02/19/2007 8:04:53 PM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Mr. Brightside

Just won't be a true photo on Free Republic until someone photoshops either tourist guy or looter guy into the background or foreground.


31 posted on 02/19/2007 8:05:00 PM PST by Swiss
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To: GraniteStateConservative

You're right. Marvelous photo.


32 posted on 02/19/2007 8:05:30 PM PST by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Mr. Brightside

The sixth floor window that Oswald used was just sold at auction for 3 mil.


33 posted on 02/19/2007 8:08:26 PM PST by Bob J (RIGHTALK.com...a conservative alternative to NPR!)
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To: advance_copy

Jackie was a complete hottie and like all Kennedy women was a complete Doormat!

Pray for W and Our Troops


34 posted on 02/19/2007 8:11:16 PM PST by bray (Redeploy to Tehran)
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To: Mr. Brightside
I wonder if the photo gains some kind of copywrite protection after that date.

Typically, photos have copyright (note spelling) terms. The copyright holder has rights that go way back; he decided to license them fir a few days. He wants it out in the news; when it's no longer news, if you want to use it in a book or a documentary, you have to pay again.

35 posted on 02/19/2007 8:16:06 PM PST by ReignOfError (`)
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To: bray

I can remember the contrast between Jackie and the previous 2 first ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt and Mamie Eisenhower. I have to admit that she did look much better than they!


36 posted on 02/19/2007 8:16:44 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: Bob J
The sixth floor window that Oswald used was just sold at auction for 3 mil.

Bogus bid. The auction was voided., It'll be back on the block again soon.

37 posted on 02/19/2007 8:17:52 PM PST by ReignOfError (`)
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To: txroadkill
Persons in high places in our American Government were involved in the assassination of JFK!
38 posted on 02/19/2007 8:22:16 PM PST by Radix (There is no Emancipation Proclamation in China.)
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To: Mr. Brightside
Ahhh......such blissful ignorance of what awaits. The smiles, the casual attitude, the optimism.

All gone in an instant.

Commend each day to the merciful hands of God, for who knows what lies in store.

39 posted on 02/19/2007 8:29:08 PM PST by marshmallow
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To: basil
I can remember the contrast between Jackie and the previous 2 first ladies: Eleanor Roosevelt and Mamie Eisenhower. I have to admit that she did look much better than they!

You forgot Bess Truman, but your point still stands.

40 posted on 02/19/2007 8:34:01 PM PST by Pappy Smear
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To: Pappy Smear

I knew I was forgetting someone--much too late for my brain to still be functioning--LOL! Thanks!


41 posted on 02/19/2007 8:36:22 PM PST by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: txroadkill
The mafia did it, and I think Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pesci and Kevin Bacon had something to do with it too.

Nah. It was these guys:
Boyz from Da Dwarf
42 posted on 02/19/2007 8:45:11 PM PST by WardMClark (The guy that PeTA hates most. Ask me why.)
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To: Calpernia; Velveeta; LucyT; DAVEY CROCKETT; Founding Father; struwwelpeter

ping to photo....


43 posted on 02/19/2007 9:25:18 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Pray for peace, but prepare for the worst disaster. Protect your loved ones.)
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To: gcruse
Rumor I heard was the Jackie married Onassis to get John and Caroline away from the rest of the Kennedy clan. Remember, the Kennedys, despite the glowing press and Camelot reputation, were bootleggers that were heavily involved in organized crime. The Kennedys owned Massachusetts, so it's probable the Kennedys would have used purse strings to keep her close unless she had another money source, and her family was well off, but not jetsetters.

So she married Onassis and moved the kids well out of the Kennedy influence. Notice that except for a Kennedy style airplane crash, you never heard of any scandals surrounding John or Caroline. Jackie defended John Kennedy's reputation, and never went public about the reportedly hundreds of extramarital affairs he had. I've always wondered how she felt sitting next to John Kennedy, most likely knowing he had screwed Marilyn Monroe, while Monroe sang "Happy Birthday" to him. My mother would have climbed up on that stage and beat the everloving cr@p out of her.

Not to mention how she ever recovered from sitting next to her husband and seeing his head blown off, with parts of his brains splattering onto her. In the Zapruder film, you see her trying to climb out of the back of the car. At the time, the broadcasters said she was trying to help a secret service agent into the car. After watching the film dozens of times, it's obvious that part of Kennedy's skull was blown backwards out of the car. She was climbing back trying to get that part of his head. I heard on one news report a couple of days after the assassination that part of his head was found in the street.

I think she displayed class throughout her life. I understand what you think about Onassis, as I think he was creepy also, but I can't imagine anyone handling all the stuff life threw at her better than she did.

44 posted on 02/19/2007 10:03:33 PM PST by Richard Kimball (Why yes, I do have a stupid picture for any occasion)
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To: Mr. Brightside
The bunched up jacket:


45 posted on 02/19/2007 10:22:38 PM PST by zeebee
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To: Carl LaFong

About half of those over 25 to about 90% of those over 40.


46 posted on 02/19/2007 10:28:39 PM PST by RobbyS ( CHIRHO)
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To: Mr. Brightside
I know it was different times back then, but why in the **** did they have the POTUS riding thru a city in an open limo like that?

It was just the times I guess, and unless he is in a fortress all the time, the POTUS will be at risk to a degree.

That trip GB took down into Chile a few years ago could have turned out real bad.
47 posted on 02/19/2007 11:08:24 PM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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To: RunningWolf
I know it was different times back then, but why in the **** did they have the POTUS riding thru a city in an open limo like that?

Because the government had not yet grown to the level that it feared its own people. Before 1900, you could go up to the White House door and knock on it. There was no fence.

48 posted on 02/19/2007 11:26:27 PM PST by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: musicman

Sung to the tune of "I Fought The Law"

Waiting in Dallas with my gun
I got shot by Ruby and the conspiracy won
I missed my target but they all hit one
I got shot by Ruby and the conspiracy won!
I got shot by Rudy and the conspiracy won!
I wanted to make history
But the mafia might have done it for me
They always said I acted alone
But they had J. Edgar Hoover on the phone
Well I never saw them on the grassy knoll
But there must have been one
I missed my mark but the CIA got one
I got shot by Ruby and the conspiracy won!


49 posted on 02/19/2007 11:38:12 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel-Robert Frost)
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To: musicman

My band was going to use that Photoshop gem for our album "Blues Conspiracy" but we found out that both the photographer of the original crime photo as well as the producer of the altered version will sue your a$$ off. By mutual agreement, they won't release this artwork for ANY profitable use. It's copywrited forwards and back! Even just posting it here is "iffy"!


50 posted on 02/19/2007 11:44:28 PM PST by cartoonistx
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