JFK Truth Be Told, New Orleans Meet Up, April 2022
These are “home movies” of the “JFK Truth Be Told” Facebook group in person meetup on April 22, 2022. Author Fred Litwin was going to be there to research his new book on Jim Garrison, and we wanted to be there to see some of the Lee Harvey /Jim Garrison related sites.
The first shot is the bridge leading into New Orleans.
A church on the road into New Orleans.
.28) some shots of the apartment house that Lee Harvey Oswald and Marina Oswald used to live in. Mixed in are some shots from the house from an old tv interview with Oswald’s former landlady.
1.42) an unrelated but amusing shot of some tree cutters engaging in some dangerous seeming actions.
2.04) The nearby neighborhood library where Lee Harvey Oswald checked out books on Kennedy among others.
2.27) Shots of our visit to Reilly Coffee where Oswald worked and the “suspiciously nearby” Federal Buildings. This footage is out of chronological context, but I liked how it fit into the old interview.
Note, Lee Harvey Oswalds’ alleged “mistress” charged people for a similar tour of New Orleans sites two months after our ours. This women is probably telling the truth about working at the Reilly Coffee Company at the same time as Oswald, but she also tells very difficult to believe series of stories about her being the girlfriend of the married Oswald, and even more difficult to believe stories about her being in a CIA bio-weapons program with Oswald, David Ferrie and Guy Bannister.
What counts towards her credibility is the fact the the people, places and events in her stories match up almost exactly with the stories written about in Jim Garrisons book “On The Trail of the Assassins.” What counts AGAINST her credibility is the fact that the the people, places and events in her stories match up almost exactly with the stories written about in Jim Garrisons book “On The Trail of the Assassins,” even the parts that a lot of researchers don’t believe ever happened. To her critics, its almost like she read “On The Trail of the Assassins” and imagined herself into the book.
3:00 shots of us visiting the corner where Lee Harvey Oswald handed out “Hands off Cuba” Leaflets.
3.33 Visiting Lafayette square. Where Oswald attended a political rally and had a PO box.
4.27 Looking for Jim Garrisons gravesite and accidentally finding Carlos Marcellos Tomb.
5:07 David Ferries Apartment.
5:59 finding David Ferries grave. Tiny compared to Jim Garrisons.
6:25 Clay Shaws apartment.
6:35 New Orleans courthouse where the Clay Shaw trial happened. NOTE: I shot this footage on an earlier trip to New Orleans, this wasn’t a part of the “Truth Be Told” meet up.