Here is a blast from (my) past!
I shot this footage with a hand held Standard Definition (SD) BetaCam ENG camera ( 640 by 480, 29.97 Frames Per Second) on December 21st, 1997.
This was originally going to be a part of a “The Kennedy Assassination was a conspiracy” documentary I was going to make. Then I read Jim Moore’s “A Conspiracy of One” and Gerald Posner’s “Case Closed” and that turned me from a hard core conspiracy theorist to leaning heavily towards the “lone gunman” side.
I also toyed with the idea of using this footage in my Vidor documentary “The Least of My Brothers,” comparing the Kennedy Assassination to the Bill Simpson Murder. But that idea was dropped and I never went very far with it.
In this video you can see the Grassy Knoll, you can see Conspiracy author Robert Groden peddling his books and videos, and I got to take ride in a replica of Kennedys Presidential limousine.
First Shots: The Texas Schoolbook Depository as seen from about half a block away. I think its the corner of Main and Houston, where assassination witness Arnold Rowland was standing.
Close Ups of the sixth floor snipers nest window.
1.05 George Dealey Statue
1.25 Shot of the The Texas Schoolbook Depository from the closest corner.
3.33 I was standing on the grassy knoll, behind the picket fence, where some witnesses though the shots came from.
4.24 Robert Groden banner.
5.50 Robert Groden sits and peddles his books and videos.
7:03 Where James Tague was standing.
7.31 Video shot from the railroad bridge.
10:01 Railroad tower.
11.01 Replica Limousine tour, from within the limo.
12.25 standing POV from within the limousine.
12.32 Police Ramp entrance
15.46 Limo entering Dealey Plaza
17:15 back seat
17:17 Conspiracy Museum
18.30 replica limo enters Dealey Plaza
20.00 Limo shot from railroad bridge.
I am not sure but I think this might be the company that owns that replica of the JFK limo today:
The Sixth Floor Museum : http://www.jfk.org
Jim Moore’s A Conspiracy of One on Amazon: www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-One-Jim-Moore/dp/0962621951
Gerald Posner’s Case Closed: www.posner.com/case-closed
If you want to visit Dealey Plaza yourself someday, talk to… :
www.facebook.com/DfwHistoricalTours for a tour.