New Texas JFK Film Surfaces
Portrait of President John F. Kennedy, from the TV show, JFK Assassination - As It Happened.. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
A color home movie of President John F. Kennedy's appearance in Houston on the eve of his 1963 assassination has surfaced.
The silent film captures Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in their appearance at a League of United Latin American Citizens at the Rice Hotel in Houston on the night of Nov. 21, 1963.
Roy Botello of San Antonio, who shot the film with his home movie camera, has donated the film to the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas. A statement of the museum's website says the film captures Kennedy arrival, welcoming dignitaries, a mariachi band and both Kennedys addressing the crowd -- the first lady speaking extemporaneously in Spanish.
The museum collects artifacts related to Kennedy's fateful five-city trip to Texas.
Published at 8:43 AM CST on Feb 22, 2011
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