Kennedy locations in Dallas and Fort Worth

DSC03694

September, 2013. With a rented car I visited all locations in Dallas and Fort Worth related to the crime of the century, the assassination of John F. Kennedy. I made lots of pictures; fifty of them are on this page. In 2009 I travelled to New Orleans, where Lee Harvey Oswald lived. The photos of that journey can be found […]

The Texas Theatre: last steps of a free man

theatre

It’s probably one of the most famous cinema’s in world history: the Texas Theatre in Dallas. Here, at 231 West Jefferson Boulevard, Lee Harvey Oswald was taken into custody after a struggle with Dallas police officers. The freedom of the 24-year-old alleged murderer of president John F. Kennedy was hereby ended, for good. Intrigued by […]

Lévy on the Kennedy assassination

bernard henri levy

These days I’m reading American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, (Random House, January 2006). A great book on the US, written by Bernard-Henri Lévy, a French public intellectual and author who travelled through the US in 2004 and 2005. You should all read it – it’s been a while since I read such a great book on the […]

11/22/2013: 50 years after the JFK assassination

jfk_dallas

November 22, 2013. The assassination of John F. Kennedy was exactly 50 years ago. What happened in Kennedy’s final hours? This is a liveblog on the events, from his departure in Fort Worth until the take off of Air Force One 3,5 hours later – now with a new President.  by PERRY VERMEULEN, STAN BOS […]

Oswald-related places to visit when hungry and thirsty

Lee Harvey's

This september I visited New Orleans and Dallas. Walking around in these city’s makes a man hungry and thirsty. This is an enumeration of places to visit when in need for a beer or a burger. All places have a relation to key players of the events in November, 1963. Did you know The Ozzie Rabbit Lodge, […]

Visiting Marina

DSC03238

“Get out of my property,” hissed the 75-year-old Kenneth Porter with restrained anger. He was clearly not enamored of this unannounced visit from the Netherlands. The second husband of Marina Oswald Porter was assisted by a loud barking, medium-sized dog. “Get out of my property, didn’t you see the warning sign at the beginning of […]

Ruth Paine House Museum opens

Ruth Paine

I visited the Ruth Paine house in Iriving, Dallas, last september. It was empty inside. Well, empty… A table, some chairs and a painting were left by the last occupants. Two months after my quick visit, the house is a home again. The Ruth Paine House Museum opens to public on November 6. by PERRY […]

1026 N. Beckley Avenue: visiting Pat Hall

pat hall

I rang the bell of 1026 North Beckley Avenue in the afternoon of September 10, last month, while visiting Dallas. After a while a middle-aged woman looked through the glass. She wasn’t feeling well, but if I wanted to wait for 20 minutes, she was willing to dress up for a short interview. Great news: […]

The famous backyard photos

oswald_backyard

This month 50 years ago, the famous backyard photographs were made by Marina Oswald. The photos show her husband Lee Harvey Oswald standing in his backyard, with a holstered pistol strapped to his waist, holding a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle and two communist newspapers, The Militant and The Worker. The authenticity of the pictures have always been the subject of discussion. […]

Parkland Memorial Hospital

Parkland Hospital Dallas

After the shots were fired at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, president John F. Kennedy was rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital, only four miles from were the incident occurred. The severely wounded president of the United States was brought into trauma room number one, were the doctors pretty soon came to the conclusion that his live […]

Eyewitnesses: the Newmans

Bill and Gayle Newman

We all know Bill and Gayle Newman, and their two sons Bill and Clayton. “History reserved a special seat for Bill and Gayle Newman”, wrote The Dallas Morning News last november, introducting the couple, now both 71 years old. Author James Ragland: “The Newmans were the closest civilian eyewitnesses to the assassination of JFK. About […]

The address Kennedy never delivered

Trade Mart Dallas, Kennedy never came

On the day of his death, John F. Kennedy was scheduled to deliver a speech at the Dallas Trade Mart. The President was invited by the Dallas Citizens Council and the members of the Dallas Assembly, who held their annual meeting. Kennedy never arrived at his destination. Minutes before his arrival he was assassinated at Dealey Plaza, […]

Oswald in Bus 1213

bus1213

You can always wake me up for remarkable details on the Kennedy case. Like this one – I found the image above in one of Robert Groden’s books. by PERRY VERMEULEN John F. Kennedy was killed at 12:30 pm. Ten minutes later, Oswald took city bus 1213, driven by Cecil McWatters, aiming for Marsalis Street. […]