New Never-Seen Film of President Kennedy in Dallas

5 Nov

Never-before-seen colour footage has emerged of JFK riding in his presidential motorcade moments before he is assassinated. The short clip, which was believed lost until earlier this year, shows the President looking relaxed and giving a thumbs up as he is driven past cheering crowds lined up along Main Street in Dallas.

The footage was shot shortly before the motorcade headed west towards Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy was assassinated.

JFK Assassination

It was taken by office worker Andre Leche, who was living in Dallas at the time. He had just bought a new movie camera and thought the President’s visit would be a perfect opportunity to use it. Mr Leche died in 1987 and the film canister was thought lost. But this year his son Paul was placing something in his safety deposit box and discovered a yellow Kodak box with ‘Kennedy’ written on it.

He said: ‘My family lived in Dallas in November of 1963. On the 22nd my father, Andre Leche, decided we should use his new movie camera to film President Kennedy. ‘After my father’s death in 1987 the original film canister was lost until this year. After looking in vain in my house, I was putting something valuable in my safety deposit box and came across a yellow Kodak box with “Kennedy” written on it.’

Read more about this fascinating story here.

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One Response to “New Never-Seen Film of President Kennedy in Dallas”

  1. James Morrison January 11, 2015 at 3:38 pm #

    just read an interesting ebook entitled The Camelot Coup The Overthrow Our Government Tried to Hide, a historical fiction detailing the conspiracy to murder kennedy and pin it on Oswald; the tale is weaved using the historical figures as the main characters of the book, including Oswald, Johnson, Hoover, etc, some of which is told through Lee’s perspective; it certainly challenges the warren report and tells why that fairy tale was produced to cover up the true killers and the men behind it. Jim

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