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Dealey Plaza closed for JFK miniseries

Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas will be closed this week for the filming of a miniseries about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

When I was in Dallas on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination I watched a contracted work crew scraping off the painted white X marking the exactly spot on Elm Street where President Kennedy shot down. Out out damned spot, cried Lady Macbeth as did the Dallas city fathers. The stain must be excised.

The white X has returned to Dealey Plaza and so has mythmaker Stephen King, according to KDFW.  The inventive and prolific novelist is staging his time travel JFK yarn, November 22, 1963 on the scene of the crime,

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How Dallas led to Beatlemania 

Source: Krerowicz will discuss how the assassination of Kennedy helped Beatlemania flourish.

Jackie Kennedy’s ordeal after JFK’s assassination

“The former first lady constantly provided graphic details of her husband’s death to friends and family and contemplated suicide,” author BarbaraLeaming reveals in her 2014 biography “Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.”. “Although she put on a stoic face publicly, Kennedy struggled for decades internally.” Read more

 Red Duke, surgeon who attended JFK, dies at 86

Dr. Red Duke, initially treated President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and became nationally famous as a medical TV host.

Duke was not one of the doctors who tried to save JFK’s life. Their story will be told in forthcoming documentary, “The Parkland Doctors.” Read more

Didn’t do It: George H.W. Bush

It is true that former president George H.W. Bush was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. It is true that Bush became director of the CIA in 1976. And it is true that, as vice president in the 1980s,  Bush was up to his eyebrows in the nexus of criminal activities known as the Iran-contra scandal.

But,rest assured, G H.W. Bush did not supervise gunmen in Dealey Plaza as

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Another donor to ‘The Parkland Doctors’

Bradford writes: “Just donated $63.00 [to fund the documentary “The Parkland Doctors.”] . If we all chip in what we can, this film project will become a reality and help to spread the truth.”

Watch the trailer for this important project:

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What Mary La Fontaine wrought

Bill SImpich writes of the late Mary La Fontaine, co-author of Oswald Talked.

“She and her husband put together a description of Oswald who walked between the worlds of pro-Castro and anti-Castro that was multi-leveled, nuanced, and really helped me understand the anomalies in this case back in 1996.”

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Jean Hill and the reliability of eyewitness testimony

Jean Hill saw JFK’s assassination up close. A few hours later, she told a Dallas TV interviewer what she saw. Her account is notable for its errors, illustrating the problem with eyewitness testimony in the JFK assassination story. Read more

Gerald Ford killed TV ad boasting about a motorcade in Dallas

From Jesse Walker at Reason, a 1976 presidential campaign ad for Gerald Ford that was never aired–and for two very good reasons.

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Dallas police to Groden: ‘Grassy knoll’ banner must go

The latest antics of the Dallas police, courtesy of the Dallas ObserverDallas Wants JFK Conspiracy Theorist to Remove “Grassy Knoll” Sign.

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What did the doctor who examined JFK’s head wound say?

Dr. Robert McClelland stood at head of the gurney as the Parkland doctors attempted to save President Kennedy’s life. There is no more credible witness about the nature of JFK’s head wound.

What Marina Oswald Porter told Oprah

“And that’s what I want (the) audience to know — that everything good that I learned about John Kennedy came first from Lee and only through him. So, I can swear in front of everybody that Lee Harvey Oswald did not hate President Kennedy — never did.”

via November Days 1963 — Marina Oswald Porter on Oprah 1996

The fractured reality of JFK art

“Fort Worthian Leslie Lanzotti describes her painting style as ‘fractured reality.’ Fitting then that one of her favorite subjects is shrouded in mystery.

“And not just any big question but one of the biggest in the history of the United States.

“Painter Dennis Blagg, her friend and the curator of her current show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, was 12 years old and living with his family in Dallas at the time of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

““This was something that always stuck with me,’ the Fort Worth naturalist master said, ‘and there are a lot of questions that just begged to be answered … As a child, I was deeply horrified.’”

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Jackie Kennedy and the anguish of gun violence

“Now a half century later, it is time for all the Jacqueline Kennedy letters to be available for historians, allowing for a more full and accurate understanding about one of the most dramatic moments in 20th century U.S. history. Efforts by the Kennedy family to keep these letters at bay only mute our comprehension of what truly happened on that tragic day in Dallas and the kind of psychological damage that gun violence can wreak on the lives of innocent survivors.”

via The anguish of Jackie Kennedy – CNN.com.

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JFK Lancer announces November conference

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend but this get-together in Dallas on Nov. 21-22 is sure to be worthwhile.

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