JFK Film of secret service footage from Dallas rediscovered and is to be put up for auction.
On this day November 22, in 1963
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas, now 48 years
later a film of all the footage taken that day by the secret service is
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release)
- Nov 22, 2011
a film of the JFK assassination as taken by the secret service is being
released to the public and will be auctioned by a TV producer in South
Florida. The footage shows the actual moment of the shooting from inside
the motorcade as well as events prior to and following that fateful
moment. The film has been is storage and offers a one of a kind glimpse
into the tragic events of that day which has never been seen publicly in
For the past 48 years the film has been kept from
exhibition and privately held, however with the recent release of the
audio recordings from Air Force One on that same day the current owners
felt that now was the appropriate time to release this film to the
public. For a view of the footage on You Tube please follow this link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EujujlAv42o&feature=playe ...
footage was developed by a private company upon the request of the
secret service, who possess the only other print of this16mm film as
this is a "safety master" copy which was passed to the present owner
following the closing of the company that developed the original film.
the film is to be auctioned and no specific details or price has been
set as the present owners of the film desired to release the footage
first to the public for the sake of history and in remembrance on this
specif date of November 22nd.
Further information will be forthcoming and more specific details can be found here : http://www.stingraysstudios.com/JFK_Film.html
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"That this tape even exists will change the way we view this great event
in history," Raab said. "It took decades to analyze the shorter, newer
version and it will take years to do the same here."
PHILADELPHIA – A long-lost version of the Air Force One
recordings made in the immediate aftermath of President John F.
Kennedy's assassination, with more than 30 minutes of additional
material not in the official version in the government's archives, has
been found and is for sale.
There are incidents and code names described
on the newly discovered two-plus hour recording, which predates the
shorter and newer recording currently housed in the National Archives
outside Washington and the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Texas. The
shorter recording was thought to be the only surviving version of the
The asking price is $500,000 for the
reel-to-reel tape, which is inside its original box with a typewritten
label showing it was made by the White House Communications Agency for Army Gen. Chester "Ted" Clifton Jr.
It is titled "Radio Traffic involving AF-1 in flight from Dallas, Texas to Andrews AFB on November 22, 1963."
"As Americans have looked to the history of
the Kennedy assassination in search of answers, somewhere in an attic
there existed a tape made years before the only known surviving version,
of the conversations on Air Force One on that fateful day," said Nathan
Raab, vice president of The Raab Collection, a Philadelphia historic
documents dealer that put the tape up for sale Tuesday.
The recording is the highlight of the
personal effects from the estate of Clifton, who was Kennedy's senior
military aide and was in the Dallas motorcade when the president was
Clifton, who died in 1991, had kept a
collection of audio tapes, documents, photographs and video stemming
from his years in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. The Raab
Collection, which is selling the tape and the rest of the archive,
acquired the items at a public sale from Clifton's heirs after the death
of Clifton's wife in 2009.