The Cecil Camp Family Collection, no. 1 - Dealey Plaza and JFK Assassination News Coverage (1963)

Video:


Date:
1963

Creator:
Marceal Clark



Archive/Collection:
Texas Archive Of The Moving Image, The Cecil Camp Family Collection

Source URL:
http://texasarchive.org/library/index.php/2013_00717



Description:
This home movie captures scenes of Dealey Plaza after President Kennedy's assassination, as well as images of the Camp family television as a news broadcast about Lee Harvey Oswald airs. In Dealey Plaza, the Camps document the Texas School Book Depository Building as they drive through the plaza, then at home, the television depicts images of the recent events surrounding the assassination, focusing on a mugshot of Oswald. The scenes of the Camp family television represent home media practice in the era before VCRs and DVRs, when a person who wanted to record an event off of the television would do so by pointing the film camera towards the screen. Events captured in this manner tended to be significant world events that the filmmaker felt strongly about saving for the future.

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Sound/Silent:
Silent

Archive:
Texas Archive of the Moving Image



Inquiries regarding this film should contact:
512-485-3073, Info@texasarchive.org

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