Debarking in Dallas on 22 November, 1963
February 15, 2010 11:02 PM   Subscribe

The Ward Warren Film. Gary Mack, Curator at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, is calling it "the best home movie I have seen of the Kennedy arrival in Dallas on November 22, 1963." For the first time, color film of President and Mrs. Kennedy arriving on Air Force One that fateful day is being released for public viewing.

Other documents of That Fateful Day are available at The Sixth Floor Museum website.
posted by jjray (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Disembarking: going ashore, debarking: cures a noisy dog.
Lots of interesting photos, this one reminds me of the present state of affairs.
posted by hortense at 11:43 PM on February 15, 2010


Do we know why it wasn't released earlier? A recent find or just locked away?
posted by RavinDave at 12:53 AM on February 16, 2010


Noticing that the weather was overcast and cloudy at the first part of this, but at JFK's arrival was sunny and clear, I went off to uncover the obvious massive conspiracy behind the inconsistency.

It is now 30 minutes later. Fucking rabbit hole.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 2:59 AM on February 16, 2010


"Vaughn Meader is screwed ..."
posted by RavinDave at 3:16 AM on February 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Debarking in Dallas

It certainly was a curious incident.
posted by pracowity at 4:17 AM on February 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Seeing Jackie Kennedy get off the plane in that pink dress and hat made my stomach knot up with fear and anxiety, I wanted to scream "get back on the plane!!!!!".
posted by HuronBob at 5:28 AM on February 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


One commission member, Rep. Gerald Ford (R-Mich.), the House minority leader, said the CIA had either destroyed evidence or kept it from investigators to avoid secrets involving “potentially damaging operations” from being exposed. The CIA’s actions, Ford added, could “easily be misinterpreted as collusion in JFK’s assassination.”

And such an unfortunate misinterpretation it would be. You might think they were in the business of killing people.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:41 AM on February 16, 2010


Seeing Jackie Kennedy get off the plane in that pink dress and hat made my stomach knot up with fear and anxiety, I wanted to scream "get back on the plane!!!!!".

Her outfit wasn't that bad. The color selection was just about spot on and the short skirt made for easy clambering.
posted by pracowity at 7:20 AM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Main Entry: de·bark
Pronunciation: \di-ˈbärk, dē-\
Function: verb
Etymology: French debarquer, from de- + barque bark (ship)
Date: 1654

: disembark

posted by jjray at 7:34 AM on February 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Woof.
posted by pracowity at 8:08 AM on February 16, 2010


They all did it. Where were they when this video was taken?
posted by Xurando at 9:43 AM on February 16, 2010


Seeing Jackie Kennedy get off the plane in that pink dress and hat made my stomach knot up with fear and anxiety...

The thing that struck me most about the film (aside from how unnotable it was to see a Confederate flag in Dallas in 1963) was how recognizable Jacki was them moment she enters the frame. She's tiny -- the camera is far too distant to tell who anyone really is -- but that suit and that pillbox hat are so etched into our collective consciousness that it's impossible not to recognize her. Stunning.
posted by mudpuppie at 10:07 AM on February 16, 2010


"Her outfit wasn't that bad. The color selection was just about spot on and the short skirt made for easy clambering."

I wasn't clear in my comment... I have no fashion sense, that could have meant less to me.. it was exactly what mudpuppie said above..

/note to self, hire someone to speak for me!
posted by HuronBob at 3:00 PM on February 16, 2010


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