(H/T Tree Frog)
(H/T Tree Frog)
A few things are known for sure. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, 34 years old and dressed in a U.S.-made knock off of a pink Chanel suit, was looking at her husband’s face with concern from inches away when a bullet shattered his head.
After that horrible moment, Jackie had to pull herself together, give Jack the funeral he deserved. She assumed that her husband’s enemies had killed him. A week after the assassination, she and her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy confided in a friend, William Walton. They said they believed Dallas was the work of a high-level domestic plot, meaning JFK’s enemies on the political right.
But mostly Jackie didn’t want to think about who killed Jack. She was close to insane with grief, clutching to her brother-in-law who was devastated as well. She was often suicidal. And so Jackie fades from the crime story. The men who dominate the discussions of JFK conspiracy theories are often united in ignoring the views of the woman closest to the crime.
She was an unknown woman present during the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy. Read more
Gayle Nix Jackson is looking for it. They call it the Nix film. It was taken by her grandfather Orville Nix on November 22, 1963 in Dallas.
What Jackson says is indisputably true.
Bill Kelly points out that Hunter S. Thompson coined his immortal phrase “fear and loathing” on the day of JFK’s assassination. In three words, the gonzo journalist had captured a mood that would never go away.
Here’s the most comprehensive compilation of eyewitness testimony from the Dealey Plaza crime scene, courtesy of Stewart Galanor and the Mary Farrell Foundation.
Skip the theories and focus on what 216 witnesses said.
From a rare 7″ track given away free with the NME magazine in February 1987.
The potency of JFK’s assassination in the American imagination is distilled in this trailer for the Hulu Series based on Stephen King’s time-travel novel
My faint apologies for the slow rate of posting. There is too much to talk about in the world of JFK (the Stephen King movie, David Talbot on Allen Dulles, and the October 2017 JFK data dump to name but three) and too little time. Read more
In a recent presentation at New York’s Hunter College, independent scholar Max argued the Zapruder film is not only the most famous, but also the most misunderstood, piece of evidence about the John F. Kennedy assassination. Read more
How the market values tangible reminders of JFk’s death: highly.