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The famous Zapruder film first appeared in LIFE, after being acquired by LIFE's Richard B. Stolley. Stolley also interviewed at the time Dallas police, Kennedy administration officials, members of the Oswald family, workers at Jack Ruby's bar. Jackie's first conversation after the murder was with Theodore H. White for LIFE, and in it she told the American people, for the first time, about the Camelot her late husband had imagined.
All of that is revisited in this commemorative book, including:
. All 486 frames of the Zapruder film in print for the first time
. An essay by Richard B. Stolley on how he exclusively obtained the iconic film for LIFE
. An essay by Abraham Zapruder's granddaughter, Alexandra, who writes for the first time about how the film affected her family over the generations
. Personal stories about where they were when they heard the news from Barbra Streisand, Maya Angelou, Jimmy Carter, Tony Bennett, Willie Mays, Sergei Khrushchev, James Earl Jones, John Boehner, Tom Brokaw, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Alec Baldwin, Bill O'Reilly, Dan Rather and many more
. Rarely seen photos from the TIME/LIFE archive of Allan Grant's photo essay of the Oswald family on the night of the assassination
. A foreword featuring a conversation with historian David McCullough
. A full reprint of LIFE's 1963 issue covering the tragic events in Dallas
. LIFE's Theodore H. White's famous "Camelot" interview with Jackie (which she gave shortly after the assassination), as well as the story behind the interview and the words that never ran
. A new essay on 50 years of conspiracy theories by J.I. Baker, author of "The Empty Glass"
The Kennedys: A LIFE story for more than 50 years, and still today.
- ISBN-13: 9781618930743
- ISBN-10: 1618930745
- Publisher: Life
- Publish Date: October 2013
- Page Count: 192
- Reading Level: Ages 16-22