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The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination

UPDATES

September 3, 2019

KXOL: Photos of staff members Bruce Neal, Russ Bloxom and Roy Eaton. Photos of the building where KXOL was located.  


KBOX (Radio)


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

SAM PATE

At Trade Mart during the shooting. He then went to Dealey Plaza.
He was at the Midnight Press Conference with colleague Jerry Kunkel.

Pate, Sam


Pate at the Midnight Press Conference:

Pate, Sam -Oswald Press Conference


JERRY KUNKEL

Kunkel went to Parkland and then to the Police Department. He attended the Midnight Press Conference with a tape recorder. There, he met Sam Pate. Kunkel was present  at the transfer of Oswald. He says that KBOX aired the shooting of Oswald live.

Kunkel, Jerry-KBOX


RON JENKINS

Was at Love Field. Then along the motorcade route in a mobile unit. Went to Parkland Hospital.


Jenkins, Ron-KBOX


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded in 1952
Executive VP and Manager Director: John F. Box
General Manager: Dan Hydrick
Program Director: Hal Raymond
Program Manager: Irene Runnels
News Director: Dick Moore
Chief Engineering: Robert Swortwood

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


Below: Unknown KBOX employee at the Midnight Press Conference.

KBOX employee


KBOX car 1965


KBOX car, from John Woods


Jenkins Was at Love Field Airport when JFK’s plane landed. Jenkins says he was in another mobile unit waiting for the motorcade to go through Dealey Plaza when a police buddy in front of him pulled back and yelled at him through the window. “They got a problem up there somewhere” Jenkins said the police officer told him.  “Shots had been fired. I said ‘What do you mean?’ [The officer] said someone had fired  shots at the motorcade.”


Among his stories, Jenkins described how Kennedy was declared dead at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He received confirmation from two priests exiting the hospital

Source: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2013/11/22/rowlett-resident-covered-kennedy-


Jerry Kunkel was a 24-year-old disc jockey at a Dallas radio station when it happened. He was sent to Parkland Hospital.

Source: https://www.news9.com/story/23985604/story?s=23985604


Another piece of news about Kunkel: “Jackie was with the body the whole time,” Kunkel said.

Kunkel’s news director told him to take the station’s mobile unit to the Dallas Police. Department. Later, his station learned about the Dallas police bringing Oswald into the press room for a news conference. Kunkel took the best tape recorder and went to the assembly room. While at the police department, he and another reporter, Sam Pate, talked to nightclub operator Jack Ruby.

Source: https://www.enidnews.com/news/local_news/on-the-scene-of-kennedy-s-assassination/article_961bb7ac-64b2-51fb-8e0a-4ac74b04df94.html


LIVE BROADCAST


KSKY (Radio)


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

GEORGE R. RUSSEL

In Studio. See his reporting the shooting below. 

Russell, George R.


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded in 1941.
Stoneleigh Hotel, Dallas.
Original owner: Sky Broadcasting.
Manager Partner: A.L. Clinton.
General and Commercial Manager: R.G. Terrill
Program and News Director: F. Andrew Bell
Chief Engineering: Morris M. Ming

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


LIVE BROADCAST


WRR


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

ROBERT EDWARD JETT JR.

Near Dealey Plaza in a radio station car and heard the shooting. He then reported live from the studio during that weekend.


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded in 1920.
Located in Fair Park Station
Original owner: City of Dallas
Manager Director: Durward J. Tucker

News Director: Charles Duncan

SLS coordinator: Charles Frauman

Radio Engineer Supervisor: Charles Bowles
Program Director: Jim Lowe (See photo below)

Lowe, Jim-WRR

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


Robert Edward Jett Jr.: A reporter for WRR Radio, Jett was near Dealey Plaza in a radio station car and heard the shooting. He then reported live from the studio during that weekend.

Source: https://www.jfk.org/the-collections/oral-history/oral-history-topics/


WRR car


WRR location 2


WRR Location


KXIL (Radio)


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

PAUL POTTER

In studio

Potter, Paul-KXIL-2013


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded in June 1947
1401 S. Akard
Original owner: Variety Broadcasting Co
President and General Manager: Lee Segall
Assistant Manager: Don Robinson
Program Director: Harold Smith
News Director: Clate Holm
Chief Engineering: Bob E. Tripp
Commercial Manager: John Butler

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/index.htm
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


On Nov. 22, 1963, Dr. Paul Potter was an eager disc jockey running the KXIL Radio control board in Dallas. His shift ended at 6 a.m. – just a few hours before Kennedy was shot and killed.

Friday marked 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. A Hardin-Simmons University communications professor said reporting on Kennedy’s presidency leading up to the assassination made such an impact on his life, that he changed career paths.

Source: https://ktxs.com/news/abilene/hardin-simmons-university-professor-reflects-on-how-jfks-assassination-changed-his-life-


KXOL


WHO WAS WHERE?

BRUCE NEAL

He was the Mobile Unit in the motorcade during the shooting. Went to Parkland Hospital and reported later on at the Dallas Police Headquarters with Russ Bloxom. Thanks to Linda Zambanini for identifying Bruce Neal.

KXOL-Neal, Bruce 5Neal, Bruce-KXOL 3


Neal, Bruce-KXOL 4, maybe

On the left with glasses taking notes at Parkland


RUSS BLOXOM

“He was on duty in Dallas to cover JFK’s landing at Love Field, and perhaps stayed around for a few minutes of the limo procession. He headed back to Fort Worth to file his story, and moments after getting there, the alarm on the wire machine goes off with the first report of a shooting in Dallas.”

He also reported from the Dallas Police Headquarters with Bruce Neal.

Source: https://www.radiodiscussions.com/showthread.php?571598-KLIF-JFK-ASSASINATION-AIRCHECK-ROLLING-ON-www-1650oldiesradio-com

KXOL-Bloxom, Russ

KXOL-Bloxom, Russ-Neal, Bruce from behind

Bloxom. From behind is Bruce Neal.


ROY EATON

Participated to the reports.

KXOL-Eaton, Roy


CHARLES WALLACE

Reported from the news room.


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded: April 1947
3004 W. Lancaster
President: Wendell Mayes Sr.
VP: Earle Fletcher
Sales Manager: Dale Drake
Program Director: Bob Bruton
News Director: Roy Eaton
Chief Engineer: John R. Crouse

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1963/B%20Radio%20Broadcasting%20Yearbook%201963.pdf
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf

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KXOL 3


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LIVE BROADCAST


KVIL (Radio)


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

JOHN C. COYLE

Gave news accounts during the JFK assassination

Source: http://www.dfwretroplex.com/fmlist.html


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded in 1960
V.P.: John C. Coyle
General Manager: Jack R. Howard
Commercial Manager: Jay Larsen
Program Director: Dillard Carrera
Chief engineer: Gordon L. Vaughn Jr.
4152 Mockingbird Lane
Original owner: University Advertising Co.

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1963/B%20Radio%20Broadcasting
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


KLIF (Radio)


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

JOE LONG

At Love Field when JFK’s plane landed. Was at Dealey Plaza after the shooting. Had his two-way radio to report the scene. Then went back to the studios for more reporting.

Long, Joe in center-KLIF

Left: Roy Nichols. Center: Joe Long.


GARY DELAUNE

In studio at 12:30 PM. He was then sent to the Police Department. Later that Sunday morning, Delaune was in Police Headquarters watching the transfer of Oswald from the City to County Jail. He recorded the shooting of Oswald, but was not live.

DeLaune, Gary-KLIF-In the middle-Stripped shirt

Gary DeLaune next to the camera looking above his left shoulder.


DeLaune, Gary-KLIF

Gary DeLaune in studio.


GORDON MCLENDON

Was at Trade Mart when he learned of the shooting. Went back to the studios.

McLendon, Gordon-KLIF


ROY NICHOLS

Was sent to Parkland Hospital

Nichols, Roy-KLIF

Left: Nichols. Center: Joe Long.


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded in 1947

Owner: The McLendon Corporation (Gordon McLendon)

President: Gordon B. McLendon

VP and General Manager: W.S. Morgan Jr.

News Director: Joe Long.

Chief Engineering: Glenn Collins.

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1963/B%20Radio%20Broadcasting
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


KLIF News Director Joe Long was given the duty of “pool reporter” that day for the arrival of Air Force One at Love Field in Dallas. His reports were heard live on KLIF and other stations in Dallas Fort Worth as part of pool coverage.

Gary DeLaune did the 12 Noon newscast on the hour describing the President’s arrival at Love Field.

The Rex Jones show began at 12:05 after the news. Between 12:05 and 12:40 Rex did a normal show.

This information is included on file at the “National Archives” as part of their collection on the JFK Assassination. It includes hundreds of hours of audio tape recorded from Dallas radio stations covering the event, including the entire weekends un-edited aircheck of KLIF.

An album exists that was released by KLIF and Capitol records Special Projects in 1964 which includes an edited aircheck of KLIF coverage from that weekend. The album is called “The Fateful Hours” as is narrated by KLIF’s Don Keyes. The material at the National Archives is the actual un-edited broadcast of KLIF.

KLIF was a United Press International wire service affiliate. UPI reporter Merriman Smith was dictating reports from a mobile telephone in the press car just a few car lengths behind the Presidential limousine.

In the initial moments of coverage, KLIF relied upon UPI’s teletype reports in addition to KLIF reporters racing to key locations at the shooting site at Elm and Houston in downtown, Parkland Hospital, and the Police Department.

News Director Joe Long was in his KLIF Mobile Unit and stopped with many of the press from the motorcade at Elm and Houston Streets in Downtown Dallas, the site of the assassination. Via his two-way radio, he went on the air describing the scene there, then proceeded to the KLIF studios to continue reporting.

Gordon McLendon remembers being at the Trade Mart in Dallas awaiting the President and the speech he was about to give. McLendon rushed into the KLIF studios and immediately went on the air anchoring the KLIF coverage with News Director Joe Long. DeLaune was sent to the Police Department since that was his normal beat and he would have connections there. Another KLIF newsman, Roy Nichols was sent to Parkland Hospital. He did finally get through and was able to confirm that the President was mortally wounded.

KLIF stayed with the story from 12:32 p.m. (two minutes after the shooting) until well into the next day.

Later that Sunday morning, Delaune was in Police Headquarters watching the transfer of Oswald from the City to County Jail. The transfer was to take place at 4:30 a.m. KLIF News Director Joe Long had told newsman Gary DeLaune not to worry about it and go home and get some rest. DeLaune went home, but decided at the last minute to go anyway and bring a recorder. He arrived and positioned himself in the crowd of Press awaiting the transfer.

Some from the KLIF staff were subsequently called to testify before the Warren Commission when their investigation began. In the report, one can find testimony of Dan Patrick (Danny Patrick McCurdy), Russ Knight (Russel Lee Moore), and Ken Dowe.

Source: http://www.klifhistory.com/history-of-klif-part-2/


LIVE BROADCAST


KLRD (TV and Radio)


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

JIM UNDERWOOD

Filmed along the way from Love Field Airport and then in Dealey Plaza filming people running to the top of the grassy knoll. Shared camera in Dealey Plaza with Pieringer and Sanderson. 

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Z-Underwood after Oswald being brought


Underwood film 3


GEORGE SANDERSON

Shared camera in Dealey Plaza with Pieringer and Underwood. 

Z-Sanderson 2

Left: Sheriff Decker


STEVE PIERINGER

Went to Delay Plaza after the shots and went to Oak Cliff after the news came out that a police officer had been shot there. Shared camera in Dealey Plaza with Sanderson and Underwood. 

Z-Pieringer in Willis


Pieringer filmed along the way to Oak Cliff.


DAN RATHER

Location during the shooting is unclear. It is possible he was at KRLD.

Rather, Dan.jpg


 

Report from Dan Rather


NELSON BENTON

Dallas Police offices


EDDIE BARKER

Was at Trade Mart

Barker, Eddie 2

Left: Barker. Right: Dan Rather.


Barker’s report from Trade Mart.


BOB HUFFAKER

On Main Street reporting on the motorcade. Also went to Parkland Hospital. He reported from a few feet from Lee Oswald when he got shot by Jack Ruby.

Huffaker, Bob


Report of Huffaker on the shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby.


BILL MERCER

Mercer, Bill


Mercer, Bill 2


Mercer interviews Gerald Hill of the Dallas Police.


News report on Bill Mercer and George Phenix


GEORGE PHENIX

Was at Love Field Airport. Was at the Dallas Police office. Filmed the shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby.

Phenix, George 2


Phenix, George


Neal, Bruce-KXOL 4, maybe

On the left with glasses taking notes at Parkland


News report on Phenix and Bill Mercer


WES WISE

Was at Trade Mart.

Wise, Wes


JOE SCOTT

Reported for KLRD-Radio from in the front of the Texas School Book Depository and took some film there.

Joe Scott in AlyeaScott, Joe


TOM CRAVEN (CBS)

Filmed from Love Field Airport through Dealey Plaza. The footage he took in Dealey Plaza was allegedly permanently damaged during its process at KRLD due to water damage. His Parkland footage was aired on that day.

Z-Craven in Stoughton


The film from 1:38 at Parkland is by Craven.


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded: 1926
Location: Herald Square
President: Clyde W. Rembert
General and Commercial Manager: W.A. Roberts
Program Director: Ted Parrino
Productor Manager: Dan McGraw
News Director: Eddie Barker
Chief Engineering: B.B. Honeycutt

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1963/B%20Radio%20Broadcasting
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf

KRLD car in Cooper film 1


KRLD car in Cooper film 2


KRLD car in DCA film


KRLD cars


LIVE BROADCAST (RADIO)


WFAA (TV and Radio)


WHO WAS WHERE?

 

TOM ALYEA

Z-Alyea filming Marina Oswald

Filming Marina Oswald


Alyea took a lot of film on the 6th floor of the Texas School Depository during the search for evidence.


A.J. L’HOSTE

L’Hoste was taking film of the motorcade on Main Street. See below the exact location. He then moved on to Dealey Plaza where he took a lot of film.

Z-L'Hoste autograph


Most, if not all of the film below from 17:17 to 19:45 is from Hoste.


Where L’Hoste was located when the Limousine went by. L’Hoste originally positioned in front of the Texas School Book Depository, but changed his mind.

LHoste location


MALCOM COUCH

Parkland-Couch in the photo 2

Couch at Parkland on the right with his camera


Couch’s film of the motorcade including Dealey Plaza.


BOB WALKER

Love Field Airport. Joined Jay Watson for the live broadcast.

Walker, Bob


BERT SHIPP

Went to Parkland and joined Jay Watson for the WFAA live broadcast.

Shipp, Bert


BOB CLARK (FROM ABC)

Participated to the WFAA broacast.

Lord, Bill of WFAA


BILL LORD

Lord, Bill of WFAA


TRAVIS LINN

Was at Trade Mart. Dealey Plaza. Parkland.

Lynn, Travis 2


CHARLES BUCK

Dallas Police offices. Filmed the arrival of Oswald under arrest.

Buck, Charles-WFAA 1


Oswald arrival-Buck, Charles-WFAA-From KLRD


VICK ROBERTSON

Was reporting from the motorcade. Rushed to Oak Cliff after hearing about the shooting of a police officer.

Robertson, Vick-Tippit murder scene and DPD officesRobertson, Vic-WFAA 1


PAUL GOOD

Good, Paul-ABC


ROGER SHARP (ABC)

Was at Parkland and the Dallas Police Headquarters.

Sharpe


Report of Roger Sharp.


PIERCE ALLMAN

Was on the corner of Elm and Houston during the shooting. He rushed to the grassy knoll.

Allman, Pierce


RON REILAND

He took film of Oswald under arrest inside the Texas Theater.

Reiland


Reiland’s film in Oak Cliff. 


JERRY HAYNES

Was with Jay Watson on the Houston and Main area. Walked to the grassy knoll and joined Jay Watson for the WFAA live broadcast.

Watson and Haynes


JAY WATSON

Was with Jerry Haynes on the Houston and Main area. Walked to the grassy knoll and brought some the Newmans with him.  He was joined by Jerry Haynes for the WFAA live broadcast.

Watson and Haynes


WALTER EVANS

Went to the Texas School Book Depository

Evans, Walter-1973


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded: 1922
Location: Young and Record St.
Chairman of Board: E.M. (Ted) Dealey
General Manager: Mike Shapiro
Station Manager: George Utley
Commercial Manager: Norman H. Stewart
Program Director: Pierce M. Allman
Program Manager: Casey Cohlmia
News Director: Walter Evans
Chief Engineering: Jim W. Cooper

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1963/B%20Radio%20Broadcasting
%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


WFAA car


WBAP (TV)

WHO WAS WHERE?


DAN OWENS

Was taking film on the corner of Hardwood and Main. He then went to Dealey Plaza.

Z-Allen-Dan Owens in it-POTP 2

On the left with his camera.


Some of his film


CHARLES MURPHY

Shared the role of host with Tom Whelan.

Murphy, Charles

TV report on Murphy


TOM WHELAN

Shared the role of host with Charles Murphy.

Whelan, Tom


JAMES DARNELL

Filmed the motorcade from Love Field Airport through Dealey Plaza.

Z-Darnell


Z-JFK Conspiracy 78-Darnell on left

Darnell on the left with his camera in the Couch/WFAA film.


Portion of the film he took in Dealey Plaza. It’s probably not in the perfect chronological order.


BOB WELCH

Took film and the only known audio of Malcom Kilduff’s announcement at Parkland Hospital of JFK’s death.

Parkland Press Conference 2-Microphone


Welsh at police station


Welsh


This is his film of Kilduff’s announcement. He ran out of film and then left the hospital to cover other areas of Dallas.


JIM KERR

Kerr, Jimmy of WBAP with press badge-Nov 25-DHT 2


DAVE WIEGMAN (NBC)

Filmed the motorcade from Love Field Airport through Dealey Plaza. He then went to Parkland.

Z-Wiegman


Wiegman film taken in Dealey Plaza


INFORMATION ON THE STATION

Founded: 1922
Original Owner: Carter Publications Inc.
President: Amon Carter Jr.
VP and Director: Harold V. Hough
Station Manager: Roy Bacus
Director of Radio Sls and Programming: Herman Clark
Progamming Director: Phillip W. Wygant
News Director: James A. Byron
Farm Director: Bob Etheredge
Chief Engineering: Rupert Bogan

Source: https://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1963/B%20Radio%20Broadcasting%20Yearbook%201963.pdf


My main website

http://www.jfkassassinationfiles.com


My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

htps://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


My YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/DenisMorissetteJFK/videos   youtube icon


See Robin Unger’s photo and film blog

http://www.jfkassassinationgallery.com/

Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25, 1963 Editions

Created and last updated on August 28, 1963.


Denver Post photographer Cloyd Teter took photos at the Dallas police station from November 22, 1963. I emailed the Denver Post asking them if they have more.


 


Cloyd Teter.

Teter, Cloyd


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NOVEMBER 23, 1963

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NOVEMBER 24, 1963

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NOVEMBER 25, 1963

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My main website

http://www.jfkassassinationfiles.com


My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


My YouTube Channel

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The Parkland Hospital Transcripts

Last update: September 9, 2019:

  1. Transcript 1327 dated November 21, 1963 (Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas)
  2. Transcript 1329 dated November 22, 1963, 8:15 PM EST at White House. With Andrew Hatcher.
  3. Transcript 1330 dated November 22, 1963, 11:21 PM EST at White House. With Andrew Hatcher.
  4. The person talking in front of a microphone is NOT LBJ’s Aide Stintson as previously stated.

Updates on September 1, 2019:

  1. A blow-up of an image showing the microphone on Bob Welch’s camera
  2. Atkins film of a portion of Kilduff’s presentation
  3. Tom Craven film of a portion of Kilduff’s presentation

THE TRANSCRIPTS

1327-A. I was unable to find any reference to it in any book or other material. Both the LBJ Library and the JFK Library told me they do not have it.


1327-B from 1:31 PM CST (12:31 PM EST)

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/Parkland_Press_1327BTranscript.pdf

This is the portion where Malcom Kilduff announces JFK’s death. You can follow the transcript along with Bob Welch’s film below. You will notice a few words or sentences here and there are missing. For instance, on page 2 Kilduff was asked if JFK was dead on arrival. Kilduff responded “No, he was not”. This last sentence is not in the transcript.


NOTE: From Gary Mack about Bob Welch, WBAP cameraman who both filmed and audio recorded that part of the conference.

“Bob WELCH filmed this conference with sound, but ran out of film right after he said, “… A bullet right through the head” The Dallas camera that day was held by the station’s Bob Welch, who filmed the only sound record of Malcolm Kilduff’s announcement of JFK’s death at 1:30. Bob then left the hospital and headed to downtown Dallas where there was more important news to cover.”


Parkland Press Conference 2


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Tom Atkins film of a portion of Kilduff’s presentation. Atkins was White House’s official cameraman. I included more films pertinent to the events in Dallas. There is a few seconds of that Kilduff’s presentation included in the first video at the top of the page entitled, “November 22, 1963. Various Clips of Malcom Kilduff”.


Tom Craven film of a portion of Kilduff’s presentation. Craven was a cameraman working for CBS.


An unknown person is talking to the reporters. In the photo below he is on the mike. The man on his right could be M.T. Dr. Jenkins.

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1327-C from 3:16 PM CST (4:16 EST).

Here Wayne Hawks introduces Drs. Perry and Clark.

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/Parkland_Conference_1327C.pdf

The Warren Commission concluded that there is no audio of the Perry’s and Clark’s presentations because no microphone was present. These photos show there were at least 2 more other than Bob Welch’s camera. Who is the older man holding the huge black microphone in the first photos on this page?

Parkland Press Conference 19


Parkland Press Conference 20


NARA recently received a budget to digitize all the audios of their 272 Collection which include live broadcasts of various Dallas/Fort Worth radio stations like WRR, KXIL, KSKY, KBOX, KVIL, etc. We might then hear for the first time the audio of Perry’s and Clark’s presentations. I listened briefly to one tape when I was at NARA II, and I remember listening to a reporter who was at Parkland on that day. If I remember correctly, it was KVIL. It is still possible that this station was just carrying some other station’s live feed that might be already available. We will soon find out…


The following two transcripts are not of Parkland, but I am including them here in case researchers want to know what is in them.

1327 NO 2, 4:00 PM EST

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/1327_No2.pdf


1327 NO 3, 5:07 PM EST

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/1327_No3.pdf


Transcripts 1327 dated November 21, 1963 (Rice Hotel in Houston, Texas)

1327-November 21


Transcript 1329 dated November 22, 1963, 8:15 PM EST and 1330 also dated November 22, 1963, but at 11:21 PM EST. At White House with Andrew Hatcher.

Transcripts 1329 and 1330


Thanks to David Von Pein and Helmer Reenberg for sharing their video collection on YouTube!


My main website

http://www.jfkassassinationfiles.com


My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


My YouTube Channel

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See Robin Unger’s photo and film blog

http://www.jfkassassinationgallery.com/

Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff

Roger Craig was a Dallas deputy sheriff on November 22, 1963 who heard the shots that killed the president. His policeman instincts immediately went in high gears. He tried the best he could to identify the source of the shots to possibly make an arrest.

In the years following the fateful event, he started making extraordinary claims that allegedly put his life in danger. We’ll examine them. 


SECTION 1: CHRONOLOGY OF HIS ACTIONS ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963

It is not a comprehensive list, but it is sufficient for the needs of this blog.


12:30 PM: In front of the Sheriff Office on Main Street

Several sheriff deputies were watching the motorcade in front of the Court Building on Main Street just off the corner of Main and Houston. I have not found images showing of them.

Note: For bigger photos, click on the photo and a bigger one will appear, most of the time, in a new window.

Bronson 1-Full

Credit: Charles Bronson


Bothun_Crop

Credit: Richard Bothun


12:32 PM: After the shooting. On the south side of Elm Street. 

Willis 7,1-Craig

Credit: Phil Willis


12:32 PM: Runs across witness Amos Euins.

Euins, Craig and Walthers in Bell

Credit: Mark Bell film


12:34 PM: In the parking lot with his colleague Eddy Walthers. 

Martin/DCA film


Craig and Walthers in Darnell 2

The images above are from the color Martin film and the black and white Darnell film. Click on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ9X_TOT0y8   youtube_icon-69x69


At around 12:40 PM: Back from the parking lot. North side of Elm Street with his colleague Clint Lewis.

William Allen/Dallas Times Herald


12:41 PM: Very likely Craig. Discusses with witnesses.

Credit: Allen William/Dallas Times Herald. Allen 1-5.


During that exact time, investigators are looking for a bullet in the grass on Elm Street.

1-16 Murray

Murray 1-16


12:55 PM: Discusses with investigators.

Alyea film VS L'Hoste

Left: Alyea/WFAA. Right: L’Hoste/WFAA


Craig in Skaggs 16

Skaggs photo


Craig-3 STCA 100

Cooper/KTVT


At around 1 PM: On the 6th floor. Looking for evidence.

Alyea/WFAA film


At around 1:25 PM, after Oswald’s Carcano rifle was found. Craig and Capt. Fritz. Did Craig mention the fleeing man to Capt. Fritz at that time?

Craig, rifle 7

Alyea/WFAA film


Weitzman on he left, Alyea film

Alyea/WFAA


This seems to be the last time we see Craig in photos and films on that weekend. Other images allegedly show him, but they’re images of individuals who only  look like him. This will be discussed later.


SECTION 2: EVALUATION OF HIS CLAIMS


Craig has dramatically added juicy details over the years. However, he was very credible in the first days following the assassination. He was interviewed at least twice by the FBI. Here are those reports:

November 23, 1963:

https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh23/pdf/WH23_CE_1967.pdf    


November 25, 1963:

https://www.history-matters.com/archive/jfk/wc/wcvols/wh24/pdf/WH24_CE_1992.pdf 


Many claims can be found in Craig’s manuscript called When They Kill a President which is abbreviated WTKAP in this blog. Click on the link below to read it.

When They Kill a President


CLAIM #1: He heard 3 shots

Source: Craig’s Warren Commission testimony CLICK HERE

Craig is considered as an extremely reliable witness by the conspiracy crowd. He agrees on this with the Warren Commission.


CLAIM #2: Saw a man flee Dealey Plaza in a Rambler station wagon about 10 minutes after the assassination

Craig stated that he called Captain Fritz to inform him about the man. In consequence, Fritz asked him to come to his office to have a look at the suspect, Oswald, in custody. Later this afternoon, Craig went to the Homicide Bureau and confirmed that Oswald was the man he had seen. Three citizens had similar stories: Marvin Robinson, Roy Cooper and Richard Carr.

Allen 1-4 allegedly shows Craig looking towards a station wagon coming his way. The photo taken at 12:40 PM is consistent with the time stated by Craig. 

Station Wagon in Allen

Allen 1-4


Murray 1-19 allegedly shows Craig (which I doubt) at 12:40 PM looking at the station wagon seen in the previous photo. 

Murray-Craig-Station Wagon


Both photos side by side.

Murray-Craig-Station Wagon 2


My conclusion is that Craig did see a man looking like Oswald getting into a car. Unfortunately, a cab driver testified that he took Oswald as passenger a few minutes after the assassination, Also, a bus driver testified that he had Oswald as a passenger also a few minutes after the assassination. Finally, a bus transfer of that particular bus driver was found on Oswald.


Robert Groden states that “Craig saw this Oswald double get into the green station wagon”. Allen 1-4 taken at 12:40 PM.

Man seen by Craig, maybe 2


Three citizens had similar stories: Marvin Robinson, Roy Cooper and Richard Carr. 

Craig’s story was reported on NBC later that afternoon and Chief Jesse Curry was also asked about it.

Curry on a car fleeing Dealey Plaza    youtube_icon-69x69

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Richard Sprague worked on that particular claim using his photo knowledge. Click on images to get bigger ones in PDF.

sprague_page1

sprague_page2


I created a collage of better copies of the Murray photos above.

Murray 20 and 21


Click on the images below to make it bigger in a new window. A new window will open.

In this article Craig told the reporter that he saw Oswald flee in a white car. Craig claimed 8 years later that the Warren Commission changed the color of the car. He claimed that he said it was a green car. 

Fort Worth Press, November 23, 1963. Continues below.

Fort Worth Press, November 23, 1963 (Continuation of the page above)


Several years later, Craig is quoted as stating that after he saw Oswald fleeing Dealey Plaza, he saw Secret Service agents arrest a man in front of the Depository who looked like the man, or his twin, who he had seen driving the getaway car. Furthermore, Garrison would have shown him a photo of this individual.  


In order to create doubt on cab driver Whaley, Craig stated that he personally observed Whaley given a blank statement that was filled out by the Dallas Police Department.

Source: Transcript of a 1968 radio interview

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=104533&relPageId=173


CLAIM #3: Saw Oswald in Captain Fritz’ office

During his Warren Commission testimony in 1964, Craig informed Commission’s attorney David Belin that he had.  

Source: Craig’s Warren Commission testimony CLICK HERE


A man named P.S. Nichols relates in this letter that Craig wrote to him that he is the man seen in the Beers photo below. Unfortunately, this is not Craig. An examination by Gary Mack of the original Beers negatives proves that this photo was taken on Saturday, November 23, 1963. Craig wrote in his manuscript that he stayed home on that Saturday. 

7 Bob Jackson-Craig at DPD-Coverup book 2


This is what Nichols wrote. Click on the image below to make it bigger in a new window.


Other photos seem to show the same man. 

Bob-Jackson-Photo at DPD, Nov 23


The photo in the middle is of Craig in Dealey Plaza. Compare with the man on the right. Definitely a different individual. 


Some people mistake this man for Roger Craig. Has some resemblance to him, but the profile views of him proves it’s not him. Also, these images were taken at 2 PM. Craig was at the Police Headquarters only late in the afternoon.

  

See the film of the frames above showing Oswald a few seconds after he had been taken in the DPD building.

https://youtu.be/eiAL04sCoVI?t=13s   youtube_icon-69x69


Claim #4: Confronted Oswald in Fritz’ office, and Oswald said that the Rambler was Mrs. Paine’s station wagon.

The Paines had a car, but of a different model, a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. 

Image result for ruth paine car


In this Fort Worth Press, November 23, 1963, Craig is quoted as saying the car was white. FBI reports of interviews also quotes Craig saying it was a white car.


Claim #5: A Mauser was found in the Depository

In this Los Angeles Free Press, January 31, 1968 edition, Craig admits he does not know foreign rifles. If he knew it was a Mauser, then why did not he mention it to Jim Garrison or Mark Lane who interviewed him multiple times?

Craig said he was behind Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boone when Boone found the rifle. That begs the question: If Boone found a Mauser, then who found the Carcano that was filmed by WFAA cameraman Thomas Alyea? And why ALL the photos and films taken inside and outside the Depository show only a Carcano? Craig said the police took photos of the Mauser. Then where are those photos?


Link to the complete article:

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/LAFP-Craig-Jones.pdf    PDF icon

The only rifle found on the 6th floor was this Carcano. No photo of a Mauser was ever seen because none exists.

Craig, Roger 3-2

1968


Craig’s testimony at Clay Shaw’s trial, but no mention of a Mauser neither by him or the Garrison team.

http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/russ/testimony/craigsh.htm CLICK HERE!


Claim #6 : Saw a .45 slug in the grass on the south side of Elm Street and his colleague Eddie Walthers confirmed to him that he found the bullet


I am unable to find a corroboration of this claim.

Does not seem to have brought this up in any interviews. The photo below depicts the area where Craig claimed he saw a .45 slug. The two men standing, Deputy Sheriff Eddie Walthers and police officer J.W. Foster denied in public that they ever saw a bullet.

Walthers 6, Allen


Walthers pointing to himself,newspaper article

Buddy Walthers pointing to himself. 1967.


Walthers 1967 1

1967


Walthers 1967 2

1967


Claim #7 : Saw 3 hulls perfectly lined up on the 6th floor, indicating that someone had put them down very carefully

No other person remembers this. 


Claim #8: When he looked at his watch after hearing about the shooting of Tippit, he saw it was 1:06 PM

This claim is very easy to rebut. In this 1969 interview, he states that Tippit was killed at 1:40 PM. Penn Jones corrects him saying it was 1:15 PM. Craig replied, “Was it?”. Three years, Craig’s improves. He now claimed his watch showed 1:06 PM.

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/LAFP-Craig-Jones.pdf    PDF icon


Claim #9 : He talked to a man named Eugene Bradley in front of the Depository. Bradley became a suspect in Jim Garrison’s inquiry.

Bradley denied the accusation. He claimed he was in El Paso, Texas, on the day of the assassination. He admitted he was in Dallas, but years after the assassination. 

Bradley, Eugene 1967 1

1967


Bradley, Eugene 1968

1968


Bradley, Eugene 1967 Tramp


Claim #10: The Tall Tramp confronted him after a radio appearance in Los Angeles

No corroboration for this claim. See photo above.


Claim #11: There were attempts on his life



SECTION 3: CRAIG IN THE MEDIA ON THE WEEKEND OF THE ASSASSINATION

My video on Craig in the press. Some of the articles below are included in it. Among things, the video includes a mention of Craig on NBC a few hours after the assassination, and possibly an appearance of Craig behind Captain Fritz in a TV clip.

Untitled

Craig in the Media on the Weekend of the Assassination  youtube_icon-69x69


SECTION 4: PERSONAL LIFE

His son fear kidnapped

The conspiracy crowd back then must have been thinking that conspirators had kidnapped his son to silence him. It turned out that he had just run away…

Craig son missing

October 16, 1968


Second article on the son’s disappearance

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/Craig_Son_Kidnapped.pdf   PDF icon


Son found on October 17, 1968

Craig son found-FWST-Oct 17, 1968


Death of Roger Craig

Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

http://jfkassassinationfiles.com/Craig_Death.pdf  PDF icon


Roger Death-DMN-May 16, 1975


A YouTuber who claims to be Molly Craig -Craig did have a daughter named Molly, answered to rumors on Craig’s death:


SECTION 5: RESOURCES ON CRAIG

The Continuing Inquiry

http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/po-jones/id/1307/rec/10


Transcript of a 1968 radio interview

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=104533&relPageId=173


Audio of a 1974 or 1975 videotaped interview I made available on Internet about 15 years ago. The interviewer is Ted Gandolfo most likely for his New York TV show called Assassination USA. It is erroneously believed it was made for a Mark Lane video.

Roger Craig interview (3 Parts)   youtube_icon-69x69

 


Craig started a business in the investigation field.

 Craig PI Nov 14, 1971


Facebook page on Roger Craig. It is the only Roger Craig Facebook page that is not censored and where people who know about the JFK assassination case are not banned.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/676374872488404/  

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My main website

http://www.jfkassassinationfiles.com


My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


My YouTube Channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/DenisMorissetteJFK/videos   youtube icon


See Robin Unger’s photo and film blog

http://www.jfkassassinationgallery.com/

Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route

The goal of this project is to locate as many cameramen and photographers (amateurs and professionals) along the motorcade, from before President Kennedy’s plane landed at Love Field Airport to Parkland Hospital where President Kennedy was brought it. 

Other cameramen and photographers will be added with time.  


This is a map I’ve made to easily locate the photographers and cameramen. For a bigger version, click on the image.


NON-DCA FILMS AND PHOTOS 


Jackie Tindel

  • On the south-west corner of N. Harwood and Main. He happened to catch WBAP cameraman Dan Owens in his film.

A presentation of complete film by the 6th Floor Museum can be seen watched here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaPMrbUUM1Q   youtube_icon-69x69


Cecil Stoughton  

This photo shot by White House photographer taken on Main, west of Griffith and close to Lamar might show up to 2 unknown photographers or cameramen.

600 Stoughton-Main, East of Lamar


John Haller

  • Film in 6FM YT video entitled, “Moments and Memories” from 22:50)  
  • Filmed from Lemmon Ave. just before the turn on our right on Turtle Creek

200 Lemmon-John Haller


A presentation of complete film by the 6th Floor Museum can be seen watched from 22:15:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxka6WU8heo      youtube_icon-69x69


A.J. L’Hoste 

  • WFAA

    Z-L'Hoste autograph

    L’Hoste in dark suite on the right


  • Filmed from the north side of Main Street, on the corner of Lamar before the motorcade, and filmed from the opposite side -south side, during the motorcade. These are frames of his film.

600 Hoste filmed motorcade South side 1


600 Hoste filmed motorcade South side 2


  • L’Hoste told me that he was in front of the Texas School Book Depository with his camera and audio recorder. For some reasons, he changed his mind, and moved to Main and Lamar instead. Imagine he had filmed and recorded the sounds of the shots. 

Don Cook

  • KTVT
  • His film is known as the Cooper film. Cooper being the name of his supervisor

This frame was taken from the north side of Main, just before the Limousine turned onto Houston. A photographer or cameraman is seen in black on the left.


600 Cooper film, maybe-Photographer on left 2


600 Cooper film, maybe-Photographer on left 1


James Underwood

  • KRLD (CBS) 
  • Took films throughout the motorcade

430 Cedar Springs

In the center in this DCA film frame


Took some film in Dealey Plaza after the shots

Underwood film 3


Malcom Couch

  • WFAA (ABC) 
  • Took films throughout the motorcade

430 Cedar Springs

On the right in the DCA film


A frame he took in front of the Texas School Book Depository

700 TSBD-By Couch


George Jefferies

  • Filmed from the south side of Main Street, at the corner of Main and Lamar 
  • A presentation of complete film by the 6th Floor Museum can be seen watched from 26:55:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxka6WU8heo      youtube_icon-69x69


Bob Jackson

  • Dallas Times Herald photographer
  • Got off the car after shots, walked around, but did not take one photo

Dillard 2-Atkins running-TDID-Jackson in it 2

Dillard photo


Dan Owens

  • WBAP (NBC)

600 Owens in Tindel film

Owens in blue on the right. Credit: Tindel film


One frame of the Owens film taken from position above. On Main at N. Harwood

600 Main, just after turnng from Harwood-Film

WBAP


Darryl Heikes

  • Dallas Times Herald photographer 
  • Positioned on Main on the corner of N. Harwood
  • Very close to Dan Owens on Main Street
600 Heikes, where is he-Tindel film

Left: Heikes at the police station. Center: Tindel film. Right: A photo he took.


Tom Dillard

  • Dallas Morning News

430 Cedar Springs

On the left in the DCA film


Chris Darrouzet

  • Filmed the “Please stop and shake our hands” banner 
  • Quantity of film he took is unknown
  • Close to Lomo Alto Ave, just north of Clarence Hays (See Hays film frames below)

The Darrouzets were featured in the November 21, 1963 edition of Life Magazine. Copy provided by Randy Owen.

200 Lemmons Loro


Bigger version (CLICK ON THE PIC)


Unknown origin of those film frames. Filmed on Lemmon. West Mockingbird can be seen from a distance. The only place where I could find them was on Robert Groden’s Case for Conspîracy DVD.

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DCA FILM


This part covers exclusively the cameramen and photographers of the DCA film. DCA stands for Dallas Cinema Associates. Most of the information presented here can be found in a 1964 FBI report consisting of interviews with various DCA members and the cameramen who took the films. 

FBI Report    Report sample


ORIGINS OF THE DALLAS CINEMA ASSOCIATES 

From the interview of DCA cameraman John Martin Jr., we learn that it was the idea of Wyman Parr to put together all possible films taken through the motorcade to make it one film. The Dallas Cinema Associates was incorporated on March 18, 1964. All the films were sent for processing to Technicolor located on 123 South Hollywood Way in Burback, California. (FBI report, page 14) 

The FBI learned of the existence of the DCA film on April 10, 1964, from Eddie Barker of KRLD (FBI report, page 8) 


The first image of the DCA film produced under the name of “The President’s Last Hour” shows The Southland Life Building which is located on 1416 Commerce Street, a few blocks east of Griffith. I do now know who took this photo.

1 Intro 1


1 Intro 2


DCA CAMERAMEN IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER


LOVE FIELD AIRPORT

Larry Eugene Thomas

  • He filmed off the right nose of Air Force One carrying the president.   
  • He took 15 feet of film of the right side of JFK as he departed the plane and entered the Limousine.  
  • Worked at Love Field as an employee of Central Airlines.  

Source: FBI report, page 17


James Douglas Brown

  • His dad Joe Cern Brown who worked at Love Field thought it would be a great idea to bring him so he takes films of the president.  
  • James proceeded to Gate 28 where JFK was scheduled to arrive.  
  • He filmed Air Force One land, and then climbed upon the roof of the south concourse section of the terminal building and shot some film of JFK and Jackie deplaned. 
  • He then ran down to the fenced enclosure where he obtained more film of JFK and his entourage. 
  • He took between 10 to 15 feet of film.  

Source: FBI report, pages 44


David Percy Holloway

  • Filmed the crowd before the planes arrived 
  • Shot a sequence of the planes’ arrival  
  • Took 5 feet of film of JFK and Jackie deplaned 
  • Also, shot some sequences of JFK shaking hands with people in the crowd who were there to greet him.      
  • Went to Trade Mart afterwards. See Trade Mart Section. 

Source: FBI report, page 23  


LEMMON AVE


Albert Lewis Bunnell

  • Filmed from 6211 Lemmon Ave from the roof of the company’s building which is on the west side. This puts him on JFK’s side
  • Filmed an aircraft that was passing over the building in the direction of Love Field.  
  • He thinks he may have filmed Air Force One 
  • He added that his colleague Gray took a film from the median lane of Lemmon  

Source: FBI report, page 37


C.W. Gray

  • Took his film from in front of Campbell-Taggart Associated Bakeries at 6211 Lemmon (store on west side).   
  • Unknown how much film he took 

Source: FBI report, page 35


Mrs. Ivy Randle (Hazel) Gooch

  • She worked at the A&P Grocery Store at 5011 Lemmon (store on the west side).  
  • She filmed from a sidewalk in front of the store on the east side of Lemmons between 12:10PM and 12:15PM. This puts her on Jackie’s side.
  • Said she took several feet of film 

Source: FBI report, page 9


Clarence Eugene Hays

  • Filmed on Lemmon at the corner of Lemmon and Lomo Alto 
  • Wife said he filmed from the south-east side (FBI report, page 14), but he said west side (FBI report, page 16)
  • He took 5 or 10 feet of film (FBI report)
  • Worked at Skiller Drug Store at 4900 Ross (FBI report, page 16)
  • Location is close to 4600 Lemmon 
  • Positioned Just south of Darrouzet, close to Lomo Alto

TURTLE CREEK 


Charles Mentesana

  • Took up a position on Turtle Creek at the intersection of Turtle Creek and Cedar Springs, 100 feet north of the intersection  
  • He was with his friend Arden Wilson  
  • Took 10 feet of film. 

Source: FBI report, pager 33

  • After the shooting, he went to Dealey Plaza. See Houston and Elm Section
  • Unknown which side, east or west, of the street he was positioned 
  • I am unable to figure out his film. 

Researcher Dick Sprague said that this is Mentesana in an DTH/Allen photo. Source: Todd Vaughan.

Mentesana-maybe-2-3 Allen


Mentesana-maybe-2-3 Allen-CROP


CEDAR SPRINGS


George R. Kincaid

  • Filmed from the north-west corner of Routh St and Cedar Springs, on the opposite side of his business, Kincaid Photo Services, located at 3013 Routh St.  This puts him on JFK’s side.
  • Took a minute of film  

Source: FBI report, page 11  

  • That location corresponds to 2600 Cedar Springs

Richard “Dick” Lee Allen

  • Employee of Hine Pontiac at 2100 Cedar Springs. He took up position on the east corner of Cedar Springs directly in front of the showroom. This puts him on Jackie’s side.
  • Took 25 feet of film. 

Source: FBI report, page 39


Martin Gewertz (Anna’s son)

  • She was watching the motorcade with her husband Irving and son Martin. 
  • Her 14-year-old son Martin was unable to film on Cedar Springs, but took some film of the motorcade as it disappeared on N. Harwood (Close to 2200 N. Harwood). I am unable to identify the film. 
  • More precisely, she was in front of 2025 Cedar Springs which is north side. This puts him on JFK’s side. 
  • At around 2PM, they drove to Parkland Hospital where the son filmed the hearse carrying JFK passing by. See Parkland Section.
  • Organizer of the DCA film project 

Source: FBI report, page 50

  • Also went to Trade Mart as well. See Trade Mart Section. 

N. HARWOOD

Dr. Howard Young Sigler

  • Took film from the north-west corner of N. Harwood about 50 feet north of McKinney St.  This puts him on JFK’s side.
  • Was at 400 feet north of Cedar Springs 
  • He took 10 feet of film  

Source: FBI report, page 45 

  • Close to 2200 N. Harwood

Rudolph “Rudy” Viktor Brenk

  • Was on the north-west corner of N. Harwood and Ross. Close to 1700 N. Harwood.  This puts him on JFK’s side.
  • He took 5 feet of film.  
  • He was with his friend Mack Harris.  
  • Brenk did the editing of the films 
  • He approximated the duration of the DCA film to 12 minutes at a rate of 16 frames a second  

Source: FBI report, page 47  


Nick Viafadis  

  • He took his film on N. Harwood at the N. Harwood and Ross corner, facing north. This puts him on JFK’s side.  

Source: FBI report, page 19  

  • This corresponds approximately to 900 N. Harwood. 
  • The MG sign that is seen is the film is located on the east side of 808 N. Harwood at Overseas Motors (Source: Steve Roe) 
  • The owner of the film is Earl Mester who was a DCA member

MAIN STREET 


George Shawver

  • Took a position with his wife on the south-east corner of Lamar and Main 
  • Took 8 feet of film  

Source: FBI report, page 12  

  • Location is close to 900 Main Street. 
  • Jules Spiegel shares the same location 
  • He captured Spiegel in his film.

Jules Ernest Spiegel

  • Took his film while standing on a metal coined-operated newspaper dispenser on the south-east corner of Lamar and Main. 
  • He took 2 or 3 feet of the motorcade, and then filmed the crowd to finish the roll

Source: FBI report, page 31 

  • George Shawver shares location with him. 
  • Location is close to 900 Main Street

Spiegel in the the Shawver film:

635 Main


637 Main


Richard “Rick” Becker Stewart

  • Said he filmed from the corner of Austin and Main.  
  • Bryant Boren is the owner of the film  
  • Took 1 or 2 feet of JFK and continued filming the general area.

Source: FBI report, page 30  

  • His actual location is between Record and Market Street which corresponds to 700 Main according to what is seen in his film: There is the sign of Sigel Liquor on the right side which was located at 615 Main Street (Source: Steve Roe)

Charles Alan Rhodes (35mm slides)

  • He said he took three 35-mm slides from the corner of Austin and Main of JFK and Connally
  • Claimed that his 35mm slides were added to the movies. My DCA copy does not include any. 
  • Worked at Sanger on the corner of Lamar and Main  

Source: FBI report, page 28


  • Jack Ruby was one of his customers at the photo department at Sanger-Harris (Source: Picture of The Pain, page 577)


HOUSTON AND ELM 


John T. Martin Jr.

  • Filmed from the north-west corner of Main and Houston 
  • Took 25 feet of film 

Source: FBI report, page 4 


Charles Mentesana

  • Filmed around the TSBD. 
  • Also filmed from Turtle Creek. 

Source: FBI report, page 33


TRADE MART 


David Percy Hollyway

  • He filmed JFK at Love Field, and immediately drove towards Trade Mart to catch JFK again. At the intersection of Industrial and Stemmons, he observed protesters who had their mouths taped. 
  • He got off his car on Stemmons hoping the Limousine would pass in the other direction on Stemmons, which it did. He filmed the motorcade passing by extremely fast. 
  • He filmed at Love Field as well. See Love Field Section. 

Source: FBI page 23


Martin Gewertz

  • There is a sequence taken at Trade Mart that could be hers (Source: Picture of the Pain, pages 565-566). However, I was unable to find any reference in the FBI reports to Gewertz taking any film at Trade Mart
  • The Gewertz family drove to Parkland afterwards. See Parkland Section.

PARKLAND 


Martin Gewertz 

  • He filmed the hearse carrying JFK passing by (Source: FBI report, page 50) 
  • He was also at Trade Mart. See Trade Mart Section.

DCA FILM FROM MY YOUTUBE VERSION

You can following along with my copy of the 1964 President’s Final Hours. 


LOVE FIELD 


0:22: Crowds before the plane landed 

101 Love Field


0:36: Close-up of Mayor Cabell 

105 Love Field


0:39: Plane coming towards us. Bunnell film?)

108 Love Field


109 Love Field


TV camera

103 Love Field


JFK’s plane is landing

111 Love Field


1:20: JFK and Jackie getting off the plane. Corresponds to the Brown film.

110 Love Field


1:22: Different view of JFK and Jackie getting off the plane)

112 Love Field 


1:30: Numerous media photographers and cameramen gather around the Limousine

122 Love Field


1:41: JFK in the crowd 

113 Love Field


1:41: Connally standing up in the Limousine.C112 Love Field


1:52: The Limousine is leaving Love Field. Jackie is putting on her shades. 

114 Love Field


118 Love Field


LEMMON AVE  


2:03: BUNNELL FILM

2:07: Taken from the roof of the company building where Bunnell was working.

Possibly a photographer on the left) and a cameraman (on the right) seen across the street 

204 Lemmon-Two cameramen


  205 Lemmon-Cameraman


2:10: This sequence seems to be taken from a much higher position, further away from the street, than the Bunnell film. The limousine has already passed by 5 seconds.

207 Lemmon


2:16: Undetermined film

This could be the Mentesana film. If so, it was not put in the right order in the film. 

208 Lemmon


2:20: The Limousine

209 Lemmon


2:28: GOOCH FILM 

2:28: Sign of Paul Davis’ Used Cars located at 5020 Lemmon 

217 Lemmon


2:28: The sign of Doigg’s Pharmacy located at 5017 Lemmon  

218 Lemmon


2:33: The Limousine

214 Lemmon


220 Lemmon


222 Lemmon


2:49:  HAYS FILM 

2:49: Banner reads “Please stop and shake our hands”

229 Lemmon


 232 Lemmon


234 Lemmon


236 Lemmon


3:07: The Limousine 

238 Lemmon


3:12: Someone shook JFK’s hands. Probably the girl in green seen a second later. 

239 Lemmon

240 Lemmon


241 Lemmon


242 Lemmon


3:14: A cut in the film. Starts with a close-up of an old man. It is probably the beginning of the film that was taken next.

249 Lemmon onto Cedar CUT


404 Cedar Springs


TURTLE CREEK  


I am unable to locate the Mentesana film. It could be the film starting with this frame.

208 Lemmon

CEDAR SPRINGS  


3:16: KINCAID FILM

3:16: Overpass Cotton Line at 2800 Cedar Springs can be seen on the north side.

  410 Cedar Springs


A KRLD cameraman took a film of the same location, but on the other side of the sreet.

400 Cedar Springs 2800-CBS VS DCA


3:28: JFK and Jackie in the Limousine

422 Cedar Springs


414 Cedar Springs


3:34: One of the press cars

430 Cedar Springs


3:38: ALLEN FILM

3:47: Biker waves at the crowd so they get off the street

The Carrier-Brock sign is seen across the street. They were an air conditioner distributor company (Source: Steve Roe)

453 Cedar Springs 2


3:54: The Limousine

456 Cedar Springs


458 Cedar Springs


460 Cedar Springs


4:02 LBJ, his wife and Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough

467 Cedar Springs


4:05: Boys on a roof. Probably the beginning of the next film that was taken.

467 CUT Cedar Springs to Harwood


N. HARWOOD 


4:07: SIGLER FILM

A split in the film. 

504 Harwood CUT


4:07: The Limousine

516 Harwood


LBJ, his wife and Texas Senator Ralph Yarborough

526 Harwood


529 Harwood


4:18: BRENK FILM 

4:18: Pre-motorcade sequence at the intersection of Harwood and Ross Ave.

551 Harwood


4:32: The Limousine 

564 Harwood


569 Harwood


4:40:

578 Harwood


4:59: VIAFADIS FILM 

4:59: The Limousine 

588 Harwood


591 Harwood


5:10

597 Harwood


MAIN STREET                         


5:20: SHAWVER FILM

599 Harwood CUT


Cameraman Julius Spiegel. His film is featured below.

637 Main


WFAA cameraman A.J. L’Hoste was filming from the same location. This is one frame of his film.

600 Hoste filmed motorcade South side 1


648 Main


5:36: The sign on the building reads EM KHAN CO.

 637 Main


5:56: The Limousine

647 Main


656 Main


6:02: SPIEGEL FILM


663 Main


The Lead Car

654 Main


6:09: The Limousine

664 Main


 665 Main


6:28: STEWART FILM 

6:28: People on the roof of a building

690 Main 


6:36: The Limousine

695 Main


6:38: Dealey Plaza is seen

699 Main


DEALEY PLAZA


6:44: MARTIN FILM 

6:44: The Limousine is turning onto Houston from Main 

6:56: Filming motorcade on Elm Street

Martin 1


7:00: Towards the grassy knoll. WFAA cameraman Mal Couch filming from inside the car.

Martin 2


7:10: MENTESANA FILM 

7:10: The Texas School Book Depository from a distance

 Mentesana 1


7:17: North-east side of the Depository.


Mentesana 2


TRADE MART 


7:17 to 7:31: Holloway seems to have taken this film. Richard Trask, the author of the Pictures of the Pain, thinks Martin Gewertz may have taken some of this sequence, too.

Trade Mart 1


Trade Mart 2


Trade Mart 3


BACK TO DEALEY PLAZA 


7:32: MARTIN FILM 

7:32: In the parking lot. WBAP cameraman Jim Darnell filming.

DCA-Darnell and Hill


7:42: Shots around the TSBD (Amos Euins on the back of the police 3-wheel vehicle) 

DCA-Euins, Harkness


7:51: Doorway of the Depository. Bill Lovelady can be seen. 

Martin 6


7:56: Charles Brehm and his son Joe with a policeman 

Martin 7


8:27: MENTESANA FILM 

8:27: From the front of the Depository. A firetruck is seen. Also, one of KRLD’s car.

Mentesana 1


8:38: Close-up of the upper-floors of the east side of the Depository.

Mentesana 2 DCA project


8:04: Cops gathered around a policeman, probably Roy Vaughn, with a shotgun

Mentesana 3


PARKLAND HOSPITAL 


9:03 to 9:13: GEWERTZ FILM  

Hearse passing by

Parkland 1


Parkland 3


BACK TO DEALEY PLAZA 


9:13: Various newspapers are displayed 

Various scenes in Dealey Plaza

Dealey Plaza


POLICE STATION 


10:48: After Ruby shot Oswald or shortly before.

Police Station 3 


11:48: UPI photographer Frank Johnston (with glasses on the left) and Dallas Herald Times photographer Bob Jackson (on the right) are seen exiting the building. 

Police Station 4


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My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


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The Oswald Films: An Outline

Written by Martin Shakelford in 1993. Updated in 1996.

Updated by Denis Morissette in 2017. I changed a few sentences around to my taste, and added links. Permission given by Martin.


INTRODUCTION

There may exist presently unknown footage of several types which show Lee Harvey Oswald. One possible type is home movie footage, taken either by members of the Oswald family, or by relatives, or by people who knew Lee Oswald (schoolmates and their families, Civil Air Patrol cadets, etc.)

A second possible type is home movie footage taken when Oswald was abroad, by tourists on the two ships, in Europe or in the Soviet Union or Mexico, or by people who knew him in the Soviet Union. There may be families in possession of such footage who have no idea Oswald is even in it. A good example are the Monica Kramer photos of Oswald in the Soviet Union that turned up only after an intensive search of tourist photos taken during the relevant time period.

A third possible type is footage shot covertly by or for the KGB, the CIA or other intelligence organizations.


1. The home movie taken on November 22, 1962

In one of the many ironic twists in this case, the first known motion picture footage of Lee Harvey Oswald was taken one year to the day before the Kennedy assassination. It was a home movie taken by his brother Robert Oswald’s wife Vada when the family gathered that year to celebrate Thanksgiving. Two color frames published in the October 17, 1967 LOOK Magazine excerpt from Robert’s book show a smiling Lee Oswald seated on a couch near his half-brother John Pic and Pic’s wife with Marina standing near Lee, and Robert playing with his sons on the floor in the foreground. The two frames are also available from The Collector’s Archives (Box 2, Beaconsfield, Quebec, H9W 5T6) (NOTE: The Collector’s Archives are probably closed as of January 2017).

On November 26, 1990, the film was shown on “Hard Copy,” a tabloid television show featuring an interview with Robert Oswald, under the title “Oswald’s Home Movie.”  This may also be available on video from The Collector’s Archives.


2. The New Orleans films

Oswald’s activities in New Orleans attracted the attention of both tourists and a professional cameraman.  

2a. The Jack Martin film (August 9, 1963)                    

In another of those aforementioned ironic twists, a tourist named Jack Martin was in Dallas in August 1963. His film records his view from the airplane. Next, he visits General Edwin Walker, under whom he had served, allegedly target of an assassination attempt by Lee Oswald in April of that year. The film documents the scene of that attempt: the window through which the shot was fired, the bullet hole, and the wall from behind which it was most likely fired, ending with  shots of Walker’s flag and mailbox, and a nearby building under construction allegedly also photographed by Oswald prior to the attempt!

Then we see the entrance to a movie theater, cypress trees, a seal at the edge of a pool, and the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park in New Orleans. Aroused by a commotion on Canal Street, Martin crossed to see what was happening, and began filming. We see Lee Oswald, leaflets in hand, standing on the sidewalk, being harangued by anti-Castro militants, including Carlos Bringuier. Four police officers are seen arriving. The film ends with a view of the yellow leaflets scattered on the sidewalk after Bringuier knocked them out of Oswald’s hands, and a brief aerial view of a subdivision.

Parts of the film have only been used, to my knowledge, on the French television documentary, “Le Mystere Kennedy.” The documentary is available on video, and frames from the film as well, from The Collector’s Archives. A still from this film was finally published in Robert Groden’s 1995 book, The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald, an essential photo archive on Oswald.

Go to http://emuseum.jfk.org, then click on FILMS. Find the Martin film toward the bottom of the page.

Watch from 0:40 through 1:09 for the General Walker footage, and 2:39 through 2:53 for the Oswald New Orleans footage. 

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Oswald on the left. Copyrights: The Sixth Floor Museum.


2b. The James Doyle film (August 9, 1963)              

James Doyle was a 16-year-old teenager visiting New Orleans with his family in early August 1963. His film begins in Lafayette Park, New Orleans, and includes a view of the Andrew Jackson statue. He, too, then noticed a commotion along Canal Street, crossed over to investigate, and began filming. Lee Oswald, back to the camera, is talking with Carlos Bringuier, when a police officer arrives, pushes Bringuier aside, and talks with Oswald who gestures. Oswald is then seen through the crowd, under arrest, obscured, moving to the left, and we see him and the officer at curbside.

The film ends with harbor views. To my knowledge, this film has only appeared in one television program, the British “Dispatches: The Day the Dream Died,” available (as are frames) from The Collector’s Archives or from All That Video (405 Hopkins Court, North Wales PA 19434, phone (213) 361-1365.) A still from this film was also first published in the 1995 Groden book.

https://www.wpafilmlibrary.com/exhibit/Lee_Harvey_Oswald

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2c. The Johann Rush/WDSU-TV films (August 12 and 16, 1963)

Johann Rush was a news cameraman for WDSU-TV in New Orleans in the August of 1963.  He was on hand on August 12 when Lee Oswald appeared at the New Orleans courthouse for sentencing after his August 9 arrest. Rush filmed Oswald’s approach, then Oswald posed for the camera in a courthouse corridor. The footage also includes Carlos Bringuier and the Cubans.

Rush next filmed Oswald’s leaflets at the International Trade Mart on August 16. This is the footage which shows Oswald and two colleagues (one of them Charles Steele Jr.) distributing leaflets, a figure in the background alleged to be Clay Shaw, and two foreground figures alleged to be Charles Rogers and Chauncey Holt. I won’t attempt to catalog the sources in which bits of this footage appears, although the videotape “The Two Kennedys” (MPI Home Video, 1-800-323-0442, may still carry this title, or try The Collector’s Archives) is a good source, and stills from the footage appear in many places.

https://www.wpafilmlibrary.com/exhibit/Lee_Harvey_Oswald

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2d. The WWL-TV film (August 16, 1963)                   

The most famous still, however, is from a brief bit of footage also taken during the August 16 leaflets, but by a rival cameraman for WWL-TV named Mike O’Connor. It shows Oswald thrusting a leaflet toward a passerby. Captioned “Garner Deposition Exhibit 1,” it appears in the Warren Report, and the footage is used in various documentaries.

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2e. The Mike Lala film (August 21, 1963)  

The final bit of New Orleans footage was taken by cameraman Mike Lala during an interview of Oswald at WDSU-TV on August 21.  It shows Oswald in left profile as he speaks. In the semi-fictional film “Executive Action”(1973, National General Pictures, Warner Home Video), the footage is used as a training film for an Oswald impostor. As with the other New Orleans TV footage, it is widely excerpted. The Collector’s Archives offers two frames from the film.

https://www.wpafilmlibrary.com/exhibit/Lee_Harvey_Oswald

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3. Post-Assassination

3a. The Ron Reiland Film (November 22, 1963)

WFAA-TV cameraman Ron Reiland was filming at the site of the Tippit shooting when police were called to the Texas Theater, and Reiland went with them. As a result, he got the only footage of Oswald’s arrest. One dimly lit scene shows Oswald being held by police inside the Texas Theater (underexposed, this appears only on “The Kennedy Tapes,”  which contains the complete Reiland footage, and on “Films From the Sixth Floor” videotape, which includes the films from the Dallas Book Depository exhibits). He then photographed Oswald being led out, placed into a police car, and driven away.

This is the film from the “Films from the Sixth Floor”


3b. The Arrival Film (November 22, 1963)

An NBC cameraman filmed Oswald when he arrived at Dallas Police headquarters, and was led into the Homicide Division offices, past witness and co-worker Billy Lovelady.


3c. The “Midnight Press Conference” films (November 22, 1963)

Various footage exists from the late-night showing of Oswald to the press, and this is some of the best-known footage of Oswald in custody. After the video ends on one film, the audio track continues with Oswald’s voice for a short time longer.


3d. The hallway films (November 22 through November 24 1963)

Soon, the Dallas Police Department hallways were swarming with reporters and cameramen. There is footage of Oswald being led from room to room at Police Headquarters taken by ABC, NBC, CBS, local stations, and foreign cameramen. This includes the footage of Oswald’s various denials: “I didn’t shoot anybody, no sir.” “I don’t know what you people have been told, but I emphatically deny these charges” and his statement that this was all happening “because I lived in the Soviet Union,” etc.

A great many of these films are included in the series “The Men Who Killed Kennedy” (Time-Life Video). There is also  Hearst newsreel footage of Oswald in the hallway.


3e. The shooting films (November 24, 1963)

ABC footage shows Oswald being led off the jail elevator, and through the jail office area. Another piece of footage shows Oswald from behind as he moves out toward newsmen in the jail basement. Then a number of cameras (including the three networks and Hearst newsreel)  captured him from the front as he is led out. Then Jack Ruby lunges forward and shoots him. He is then out of the scene briefly. Most of this footage is also widely available.


3f. The post-shooting/Parkland films (November 24, 1963)

When the ambulance arrives, Oswald is brought out on a stretcher, and loaded into it. We see Oswald inside as the ambulance drives away. We next see footage of the ambulance arriving at Parkland Hospital with Oswald, Oswald being pulled out on the stretcher, and rushed into the hospital. This is the last known footage of Oswald alive, as well as the last publicly available. It is widely available.


3g. The exhumation autopsy videotape (October 4, 1981)

Lee Oswald’s body was exhumed on October 4, 1981 at the request of British author Michael Eddowes, with the cooperation of Marina Oswald and over the objections of Robert Oswald. A partial autopsy was performed at Baylor Pathology Laboratories, and the procedure was videotaped. Following a lengthy dispute about possession of the videotape, it is my understanding that Marina Oswald regained possession of it. There are no plans to make it available to researchers, but it may enter the record at some point in the future.


ABC-TV report on the topic:


4. Some Commercial Video Sources of Oswald Footage

4a. “Executive Action” (Warner)

Fictional film includes a variety of New Orleans and Dallas Oswald footage.


4b. “The Two Kennedys” (MPI)

Includes much of the WDSU footage taken in New Orleans, as well as some of the Dallas footage.


4c. “John F. Kennedy” (CBS)

This has appeared under various titles, and includes Oswald Dallas footage.


4d. “The Plot to Kill JFK: Rush to Judgment”(MPI)

Includes some Dallas footage of Oswald.


4e. “Four Days in November” (MGM/UA)

This 1964 Wolper documentary includes a variety of the Dallas Oswald footage.

This is the whole documentary:


4f. “The Men Who Killed Kennedy” (Time-Life)

Parts 1, 4 and 5 of this 5-volume set include much of the professional Oswald footage, except for the Johann Rush footage.


4g. “Films from the Sixth Floor”

Available from the exhibit in the Book Depository, includes much good Oswald footage in the segment “Crisis Hours,” including the rare footage of Oswald still inside the Texas Theater.


4h. “Man Against Humanity”(Front Row)

 This low-budget  video includes most of the New Orleans WDSU footage, as well as some Dallas footage.


4i. “Declassified: The Plot to Kill President Kennedy”

An edited version of the Anthony Summers documentary, also includes a variety of Oswald footage from New Orleans and Dallas.


4j. “Texas News: John F. Kennedy” (Independent Historical Films)

Includes Oswald Dallas footage.


4k. “The JFK Assassination:  The Jim Garrison Tapes” (Vestron)

Includes a variety of New Orleans and Dallas Oswald footage.


4l. “Who Killed JFK? Facts, not Fiction” (CBS)

Includes a variety of New Orleans and Dallas footage.


4m. “Beyond “JFK”: The Question of Conspiracy”(Warner)

Includes much of the New Orleans footage.


4n. “The Assassination of JFK”(MPI)

Also includes much of the New Orleans, and some Dallas footage.


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My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


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6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside

Looking at photos and film taken inside and outside of the Texas School Depository can be sometimes confusing. I hope this blog will help with this.


1. SOUTH SIDE

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The red arrow points to where Oswald shot from


2. SOUTH-EAST SIDE: Where shots came from

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Images from Alyea/WFAA, Jack Beers, James Powell, and the Warren Commission


Below, Deputy Chief George Lumpkin escorts Captain Fritz into the Depository.

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Lumpkin in the Alyea film.

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Alyea/WFAA and Warren Commission


Mary Moorman at the sniper’s nest window.

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3. EAST SIDE

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Left and below: Mentesana (DCA film). Right: James Powell


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4. WEST SIDE

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L’Hoste/WFAA. Composite of 2 frames to show the entire side.


5. SOUTH-WEST

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Top row: Alyea/WFAA. Bottom row: Robert Hughes film


Oswald’s co-worker Bonnie Ray Williams seems to have been confused during his Warren Commission testimony. He stated that one of his colleagues opened a window on the South side. As seen in this Moorman photo, bottom-left, taken a few minutes before the shooting, the window he marked with a “W” on CD487 was already open – Window 5S1.

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Williams most probably meant the window on the South-West corner labeled as 5W1 which seems to be closed in this McIntire photos taken within seconds of the shooting, and open in the L’Hoste film about 15 minutes after the shooting.

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McIntire

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6. NORTH-WEST SIDE: Where the Carcano was found.

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Spot where the Carcano rifle was found. The red squares highlights the same window.

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The red in the first photo on the left on the bottom row shows where Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boone and Constable Seymour Weitzman testified where they found the rifle. And it totally matches the spot pointed to by Detective Lt. Carl Day and Officer J.M. Valentine about 2 hours after the shooting. 

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Credits: Dallas Police, L’Hoste/WFAA, Alyea/WFAA, William Allen/DTH


Orientation of different images taken by Alyea.

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Investigators around the elevators. In the first image, we see Deputy Constable Ben Cash, and FBI agents J. Calvin Rice and Alfred Nelly. The elevator on the image on the right seems to be much bigger than the one on the left, but it’s just an illusion. 

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Top row: Alyea/WFAA


The remaining images are to show you where the search and finding of the rifle took place.

Investigators are on the way to the South-West corner where the Carcano was found. On the right of the photo on the right, Seymour Weitzman can be seen.

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Credits: Warren Commission and Alyea/WFAA


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SS agent Howlett re-enacts Oswald’s hiding the rifle between boxes before taking the stairs down.

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Seymour Weitzman, Roger Craig and Captain Fritz around the rifle.

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Alyea or Owens frame from the West elevator. 

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Most of the images probably show the area close to the North-West corner. Top-row photos: Probably Deputy Sheriffs Roger Craig in the photo and Bill Wiseman in the 2nd and 3rd photo. Second row, photo on the left: D.S. A.D. McCurley.

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All Alyea/WFAA


 NORTH SIDE

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My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


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Mary Moorman Photos

Created on May 23, 2016

Updated on September 17, 2019: Excerpt of HSCA interview with Deputy sheriff John Wiseman who mentions Mary Moorman.


Researchers have known for ever of one particular photo that Mary Moorman took in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963 is missing. That photo shows motorcycle officer Bill Lumpkin with the Depository in the background, and possibly the window from which Lee Oswald shot JFK. What is less known is that there are possibilities of THREE missing photos as indicated by the drawing below. 

Roll 1 and Roll 2


For the writing of this blog, much of my information comes from Gary Mack’s article, “The Real Mary Moorman Photo Story”

http://jfkassassinationimages.net/index.php/2015/08/27/coverups-november-1984-mary-moorman-gary-mack/


MARY’S ACTIVITIES ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963

At around 11 AM, Mary Moorman, accompanied by Jean Hill, parked her car near the Old Red Court. on the East side of Houston. They first went to a store to buy a roll of film. Mary intended on taking pictures of officers she knew and also of the presidential couple. They first took a picture of each other (Roll 1). The Depository is seen on the top-right-hand corner. Mary remembers seeing 7 and 8 at the back of the photos at the Baylor University. I contacted the university to confirm, but they told me they returned the originals to Jack White. They have copies of them, but not of their backs. So they don’t know what numbers were showing on the originals.

Those 2 photos were located by Jean Hill in 1988. Mary had forgotten about them since November 22, 1963. It is unknown why Jean never gave them back to Mary.

Z-Moorman with Jean Hill.jpg


They then took position on the south curb of Elm Street waiting for the motorcade. Mary took a photo of motorcyclist Glen C. McBride she was acquainted with, about 2 minutes before the shooting.

Moorman 5


A bit later, Mary took a picture of the other motorcycle officer that she knew, W.G. Lumpkin. This one is missing.

The last photo she took was the famous photo of President Kennedy hit in the head, 1/4 of second after the impact on Kennedy’s head. 

Moorman 12


A few minutes later, John Featherstone with the Dallas Times Herald talked to Mary, and saw her photo. He invited her to the Sheriff’s Office.

Cancellare-Shackelford-Moorman in it

Cancellare photo


In the meantime, Jean Hill went in the pursuit of a man she saw running in the direction of the parking lot. 

Hill in Bell film


DCA-Darnell and Hill

DCA/Martin film taken in the parking lot. Jean with the photos in her pockets. WBAP -TV cameraman Jim Darnell filming.


After Hill came back, Mary and Jean followed Featherstone to the Sheriff Office where they gave an interview to a TV station.

Heikes, Darry- Moorman and Hill 2

Heikes/Dallas Times Herald


HOW MANY PICTURES DID MARY TAKE ON ELM STREET?

Mary told me that she remembers showing the investigators only 2 photos, one of them being JFK in the limousine. She did not testify to the Warren Commission, so she did not have the chance to clarify the question of how many she took. The Warren Commission did ask Jean Hill questions on the photos, but she was not asked about the number of photos or the fate of the other photos.

Mary’s affidavit seems to indicate that she took 3.

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Contrary to the general belief, the 2 photos taken of Mary and Jean are not of the same roll of photos as the other photos in Dealey Plaza. The first 2 photos are on “Roll 1” while the motorcade photos are on “Roll 2”.

Roll 1 and Roll 2

HSCA Consultant Robert Groden examined the back of the 2 photos below, and found the manufacturer’s numbering system on the back. The first is numbered 3, and the other numbered 5. Conclusion: #4 is missing, and so are #1 and #2. Mary remembers only #4 which is of Lumpkin. She speculated that the previous photos on the roll did not turn out well, so they may have been thrown away.

Moorman pictures numbered on the back


THE MISSING LUMPKIN PHOTO

Lumpkin, W.G.

The photo was taken about 2 minutes before the shooting. Sometime in 1964, Mary gave this photo to Lumpkin who was unable to locate it when asked several times: He told the HSCA in 1978 that he had the photo somewhere, and that he would try to locate it. It is unknown if the HSCA contacted him again. In October 1984, Mary asked him through a person. He said he could still not find it. 

I was unable to find any evidence that Mary brought the existence of this photo to the attention of the Warren Commission or the FBI.

Lumpkin passed away in 2015. I have sent letters to 3 children of Lumpkin requesting information on the photo. No response from them was received.

***CORRECTION: One of Lumpkin’s children answered to me in 2016. She told me that she does not know anything about the picture.


MARY IN THE WARREN COMMISSION REPORT

Mary was called to testify to the Warren Commission, but was unable to do so because of a foot injury. She asked the WC for a few days delay, which was granted. But she never heard back from them.

Her photos were not published or even mentioned in the Warren Report, but there are documents that do mention them in the Commission’s Volumes. We’ll analyze those documents later.


WHAT DO THE FBI DOCUMENT SAY ABOUT THE LUMPKIN PHOTO?

Mary gave a photo to Deputy Sheriff Allan Sweat who turned it over to Secret Service agent William Patterson as documented in this document – CE 1426. It is unclear if it is the Lumpkin or McBride photo.

Page 1

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Page 2

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19H535 (WC Volume 19): Deputy Sheriff Bill Wiseman’s report notices that one of the pictures shows the most East end window of the 6th floor just before the shooting. It’s a fact repeated by Mary to Mark Lane in 1964. Lane reported that information to the Warren Commission during his testimony (2H42). The McBride photo does not show the window, so Wiseman is necessarily talking about the Lumpkin photo, unless Wiseman made a mistake. The Lumpkin photo would show the window as he was further back up the street , closer to Houston, than McBride.

Wiseman report on Moorman, page 2, WH Vol19


Deputy John Wiseman mentioned Moorman and her photo in his HSCA interview:


Fort Worth Press. November 22, 1963 article.  In it, Mary explains that she was not supposed to leave the photo in the camera for more than one minute. She estimates it took her up to 4 minutes.

Moorman in FW Press


Dallas Times Herald, November 22, 1963. In it, we read, “They glanced up to see a man run up the hill across the street from them and another(near the motorcade) pepper bullets at the running figure”

Moorman article, DTH, Nov 22, 1963, 1


A bit later, we read, “I thought I saw someone in the motorcade in street dress shoot back at a person running up the hill”


Moorman article, DTH, Nov 22, 1963, 2


Photo #3 shows the back wheel of a motorcycle. Unknown officer, most probably S. G. Bellah.

Moorman-Bikes


MARY ON THE 6TH FLOOR (PROBABLY EARLY 80s)

Moorman 1


Moorman 2


Mary and Me (2014)

Moorman and me


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My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


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The Missing Craven Film Taken in Dealey Plaza

Created on May 15, 2016.


Last updated on September 17, 2019 with the following information from researcher Ken Rheberg:

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The claim, by anyone, that Tom Craven’s film was lost in the developing process at KRLD is incorrect and easy to disprove.

In Gary Mack’s Email 1, KRLD processor operator Henk Dewit (correct spelling) told Gary a few reels of film were damaged early that afternoon during processing at KRLD.

So, Gary concluded, Craven’s film was apparently one of them.

Then in Gary’s Email 2, Gary expanded on what Henk had said.  Early that afternoon, the first one or two reels of film were ruined while being processed.

But Craven’s film wasn’t one of the first one or two reels of film to find its way in to KRLD that day.  Craven’s two rolls of film were among the last, if not the last, of the pre-Oswald films to show up.  They were finally in the studio and being developed around 2:30 pm Dallas time.  In fact, all of the early films were taken by KRLD photographers.

It’s as simple as that.

There’s more proof than this that the Craven film was not ruined, and Gary became aware of it before he passed away.

Of course, the above begs the question: Why did Craven’s film take so long to arrive at KRLD, and how did it finally make its way there?  The answer should be obvious to anyone who really wants to get to the bottom of what happened in Dealey Plaza that Friday.

By the way, I also interviewed KRLD film chief Henk Dewit.  That was in 1999, twenty years ago, the year before he died.  Henk was the one who processed and saw up close all of those KRLD and CBS films.  It was an enlightening conversation to say the least.

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Tom Craven was a CBS cameraman based in Washington. His film taken in Dallas, from Love Field to Parkland, was shown on CBS within a few hours after the assassination. He filmed in Dealey Plaza after he heard the shots, but that part was not aired. Some people claim to have seen it.  

This is the Craven film as shown on the day of the assassination. 

From 0:22 through 16:31. The motorcade portion is from 5:45 through 7:28. Immediately following is the sequence at Parkland.


DAN RATHER ANNOUNCES THE DEALEY PLAZA FILM WOULD BE SEEN

The film was not shown, even though Dan Rather announced it was being developed and would be shown when ready. Watch the following video from 1:08. Note: Craven is seen in the middle of the image below.


DOES CBS HAVE THE FILM?

Trask inquired with CBS News Archives in New York about it. It could not be located. I followed Trask’s footsteps a decade later. Same response.

Gary Mack talked to KRLD employee Henk Dewitt who shed some light on what could have had happened to the film. Basically, the film was probably destroyed by a water leak or heat. 

Email 1: 

“Tom Craven’s film never got on the air; it was damaged during processing at CBS’s Dallas affiliate, KRLD-TV.  I interviewed the station’s film processor operator, Henk Dewitt, who said a few reels were damaged early that afternoon due to low water pressure at the building.  Craven’s film was apparently one of them”

Email 2:

Craven’s film was apparently misidentified.  Some years ago, Henk DeWitt, the man who operated KRLD’s film processor, told me he had mechanical problems that day and the first one or two reels were ruined.  There was a problem with very low water pressure and the heat of the dryer or something damaged the films. 

At one point early on, Dan Rather introduced film taken by Craven, but no film appeared.  Rather said they’d try to get to it later.  I think the Craven footage was damaged and discarded before ever being seen.”


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Craven pointing his camera. Skaggs photo taken on Houston, just off Main Street


Skaggs 6 VS My photo


Thanks to researcher Steve Roe’s sold knowledge of Dallas streets, I was able to determine that Craven stopped filming in front, or so, of the County Building which is located on Main and Houston. 

A few moments, Craven will arrive in Dealey Plaza. First, he passed the corner of St. Paul and Harwood, in front of the Dallas Finest Hamburgers.

DCA VS Craven


Then, in front of the Eatwell Restaurant where Tippit murder witness Helen Markham was working (See “Steaks”).

Craven-Cafe where Ms Markham was working


Then in front of the building just East off the County Building. This is almost the last frame.

Craven-Building next to County Building


I inserted one of the last frames. The next ones don’t show anything else.

Craven-County Building, Google map


CRAVEN DISCUSSES HIS ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

According to Craven, he was running after the last shot. He told Richard Trask that he ran up the grassy knoll to follow a policeman who running up the hill. He found himself with SS agent Thomas “Lem” Johns, an agent originally with Vice-President Johnson. Not seeing anything special, Craven started filming the people on the ground (TPOTP, page 375).

Craven believes he took some film of the limousine going under the overpass. He also recalls getting back in he car with SS agent Johns. Just beyond the overpass, near the ramp leading to the freeway, Dan Rather was standing holding a bright yellow grapefruit bag. He was waiting for any film thrown to him. “Our production crew in the motorcade was going to throw me several reels of exposed films as they passed. I had a cab waiting to rush the film to KRLD. Although I did not see the president, I knew that something was wrong, so I jumped into my cab and went straight to KRLD studio”. (TPOTP, pages 375-376)

Craven added, “I know I was rolling as we made the that right turn coming up to the Depository- I thought  I had seen a flash or a puff of smoke, but it never showed up, because I had a wide angle lens on, and it was so far away, you wouldn’t have seen it” (TPOTP, page 383)


JFK ASSASSINATION PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERT RICHARD SPRAGUE CLAIMS HE SAW THE MISSING CRAVEN FILM

“The Craven sequence — film footage by the CBS photographer (who had been in the parade’s camera car # 1) of a car driving out of the Elm Street extension (left-to right in front of the Texas School Book Depository) within 20 seconds of the assassination — was seen by the author and Jones Harris in New York, but was cut out of the film where it appeared prior to the time the author and Richter began searching for it.”

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/JFK/ToA/ToAchp9.html


My main website

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My other blogs

Witnesses and Suspects in Dealey Plaza


The Activities of Dallas TV and Radio People on the Weekend of the Assassination


Denver Post. November 22, 23, 24 and 25 Editions


Cameramen and Photographers Along the Motorcade Route


The Parkland Hospital Transcripts


DCA Film


Map of Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza During the Shooting


Locating Media People (Other than Photographers and Cameramen) in Dealey Plaza


Locating Professional Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Locating Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


Is Beverly Oliver the Babushka Lady Taking Pictures of the JFK Assassination?


Bad Luck with Cameras in Dealey Plaza and Photographers not Taking Pictures at the Right Time


Where are the Original of these Films Taken in Dealey Plaza?


Lost, Missing, Over-Exposed, Unavailable Photos and Films and Dubious Claims


Unidentified Photographers and Cameramen in Dealey Plaza


The Mary Moorman Photos


6th Floor: Photos and films taken inside


The Oswald Films: An Outline


Roger Craig, Deputy Sheriff


Known Amateur Cameramen and Photographers in Dealey Plaza


DOCUMENTARIES: WHAT YOU SEE IN THEM

https://jfkassassinationdocumentaries.wordpress.com/


INVESTIGATORS IDENTIFICATION PROJECT: TRYING TO IDENTIFY OFFICIALS IN PHOTOS AND FILMS

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/jfk-investigators-identification-project/


A CHRONOLOGY OF THE INVESTIGATORS’ ACTIVITIES IN DEALEY PLAZA

https://jfkinvestigators.wordpress.com/2016/03/04/chronology-of-police-activies-on-the-week-end-of-the-assassination/


My YouTube Channel

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http://www.jfkassassinationgallery.com/

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