A newly discovered home movie of President Kennedy's Dallas motorcade about 90 seconds before his 1963 assassination of President Kennedy was unveiled today. Click here to see the silent, color eight-millimeter film.
The museum curator, Gary Mack, says the film is "the clearest, best film" of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the motorcade. The film shows a brief but clear glimpse of President Kennedy and his wife a few blocks from Dealey Plaza and roughly 90 seconds before the assassination. Also visible is Secret Service agent Clint Hill riding on the back of the car.
After the shots were fired, Hill was the agent who jumped onto the car as it drove off to the hospital. The film ends with some footage the next day outside the Texas School Book Depository, the building from which assassin Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly fired the fatal shots.
Mack says amateur photographer George Jefferies, of Gladewater, shot the footage and held onto it for more than 40 years. Jefferies mentioned it in a casual conversation with his son-in-law, Wayne Graham, and the two agreed to donate it to the museum.