Pamela Brown in INSIDE THE TARGET CAR (Discovery Channel, 2008)

Yes, it’s me. It’s a clip from my interview, done at the Henry Ford, in a discussion of the bubble-top and why it was removed on 11.22.63 prior to the fatal Dallas motorcade.

The “Secret Service man” on the right is actually Nick, the man who owns the gorgeous replica limo. I had a part to play in its being used in ITTC. They taped my interview, then Bob Casey’s (Henry Ford historian) and the crew took the glamour sweep shots of the rebuilt limousine — all done very early in the day, before the Henry Ford was open to the public.

At lunch in the museum, the producer, Bob Erickson, asked me what I would like do do in the afternoon. The choices were to go to the Gerald Ford museum or to try to track down a replica of the Presidential Limousine. After almost choking on my bite of yummy salad I said, “the limo, of course!” And off we went…

I was speechless at my first sight of the car that had been built with the same specs as SS100X and wss in the same configuration that the limo was on 11.22.63. It was exquisite. You can see that for yourself. Close-up, it is truly breathtaking.

As a result of this find, the entire program was revamped to feature this amazing replica limo.

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My blog “The Other Mozart”…

If you like a good mystery, as many JFK researchers do, I encourage you to check out my blog The Other Mozart: https://theothermozart.wordpress.com/ Although it may seem unlikely and ironic, you might even come to wonder, as I am, if there are some unique connections between Wolfgang Mozart and JFK that could add definition to our understanding of what happened to them…

“1000 Days”…the film shown with the Zapruder in NYC in November, 1964…

Here is a link to that documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP2lvo0R1-Y
This is the movie that was shown before the Zapruder at the Charles Theatre in NYC in November, 1964. It is b+W. There was a brief pause at the end, and then the Zapruder film rolled, silently on the ‘big’ (foreign theater-sized) screen. The effect was shocking to me…

Evolution of a Press Release photo…for Midnight Blue to Black…

ImageWell, I decided to do a press release for my NID presentation “Midnight Blue to Black:  the Vanishing Act of the JFK Presidential Limousine In Broad Daylight.  No, I haven’t written a press release before.  But I went to a website that has hints and developed one without too much trouble.  And then I chatted with someone from the site, prior to submitting the press release.  It turns out I needed a good photo at the very least.  So, I enlisted the aid of my barn-buddy and great photographer Linda Oliver.  We stalked sites at the Ridgedale Library last Sunday, while she looked for a good background and the best possible light.  She managed to take a number of shots, some of them really worthwhile.  When I went into the shoot, I didn’t know what I wanted.  When I looked at the photos, I did.  I did not want to look giddy, silly, or playful.  I wanted to look…credible.  Since this goes against my native personality, which tends toward the Pythonesque, this is not an easy thing to do.  Just the same, my presentation must be credible, and it must be delivered in a credible manner.  So, yes, the concept was there.  We had already agreed to use a photo of the beautiful Midnight Blue JFK limo on 11.22.63 and inset a photo of the black rebuilt limo from the Henry Ford.  So after I looked at a slew of photos with a lot of possibility, I settled on this one.  Does it say, “you can trust me?  I have this figured out and can explain it to you?”  I hope so.  So here it is, ready to go, with the press release, probably tomorrow…Linda suggested I might need a bodyguard in Dallas because I am so controversial…I happen to think I may need a bodyguard in Dallas because of this wonderful photo…what do you think? 🙂