Texas Woman Wants Her Father’s Film of JFK Assassination Back

Gayle Nix Jackson has sued the National Archives and Records Administration seeking the original film taken by her grandfather Orville Nix in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.  Nix gave the film to the UPI news agency with the stipulation that it would be returned after 25 years.  The film, though less famous than the Zapruder footage, does show part of the assassination of JFK.  Jackson said her grandfather’s film shows Zapruder across the street and the grassy knoll –  where some witnesses claimed they heard at least one shot fired.  The film was obtained by the Warren Commission and then never returned.

Unbelievably, no one seems to know where the original film is now located.  Jackson believes that NARA has it because it is in possession of most of the Warren Commission materials.  The lawsuit says the agency has told Jackson that it does not have the film.

 

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