JOHN F. KENNEDY ARCHIVE - BOX 10

Box 10:  Item 1

Film, by Jim Davidson.  (Exhibit 24-A.)  A 16 mm filmstrip by WFAA-TV and ABC-TV photographer Jim Davidson  (a free lance photographer used by ABC), first generation print, 15-20 minutes,  containing the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald beginning with exiting the elevator, moving through the hallway and the shots being fired.  The remainder of the film consists of shots of the Carousel Club, scenes at Parkland Hospital and scenes of the news correspondent interviewing various police and media personnel in the basement of City Hall after the shooting.  The current condition of the film is dry, brittle with some shrinkage due to age.  This film is unique because it is shot from behind Lee Harvey Oswald, an angle which is not generally shown.  There is a clear shot of Jack Ruby's face as he is approaching and firing at Oswald in 8 frames (frames numbers 3 and 4 are the clearest).  Other copies of this film may exist on tape at channel 8.  The original of this exact film may no longer exist, (Filmstrip), 11/24/63.  10  01  001

Box 10: Item 2

Film, by John Tankersley.  A 16 mm filmstrip by WBAP-TV photographer John Tankersley. This film is a kinescope (film of a TV image, technology used prior to widespread use of video for live coverage), 56 seconds containing the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.  This is the usual film clip shown during  retrospectives of this case.  The current condition of the film is dry, brittle, with some shrinkage due to age, (Filmstrip), 11/24/63.  10 01 002

Box 10: Item 3

Film, by John Tankersley.  A 16mm filmstrip with sound by WBAP-TV photographer John Tankersley, first generation print, 15-20 minutes containing Channel 5 coverage beginning with the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald and the aftermath in City Hall.  Film includes images of Jack Ruby being taken into custody, placing Oswald in the ambulance and continuous live coverage in the basement of City Hall.  The current condition of the film is brittle, dry, with shrinkage due to age. Teeth damage was mended with film tape by Cindy Smolovik,  City Archivist during the condition evaluation process, (Filmstrip), 11/24/63.  10  03  003
 

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