Last month, Jane Bryant finally lost her years-long fight with the city when demolition crews rolled in early one morning and made quick work of 604 Elsbeth S., better known as Lee Harvey Oswald's old apartment. For a brief moment, the building, with its tangential connection to history, drew the w ... More >>
In 1974, DTC premiered its best show ever. Why was it never seen again?
One thing the city of Dallas won't have to deal with in its attempt to keep the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination classy is a lot of new information that complicates our picture of November 22, 1963. Salon reported yesterday that the National Archives is refusing to release 1,171 classified C ... More >>
Speaking of the assassination of John F. Kennedy ...For a long while now we've written about the ongoing fight between the city of Dallas and Jane Bryant, owner of the decaying apartment complex on 600 Elsbeth near Bishop Arts where, in 1962, Lee Harvey Oswald and wife Marina briefly lived. Just ... More >>
Historic Auto AttractionsSpent the better part of the morning virtually touring Historic Auto Attractions in Roscoe, Illinois, where, per Roadside America's rave, "the fireplace mantle on which President Truman signed the order to bomb Hiroshima is only a few feet from a pickup truck used on Sanf ... More >>
Photo by Leslie MinoraJohnny Calvin Brewer, left, led officers to Lee Harvey Oswald after Kennedy's assassination. Pictured with historian Farris Rookstool III, center, and former DPD officer Ray Hawkins, who cuffed Oswald at the Texas Theatre.After John Kennedy was shot in downtown Dallas on ... More >>
Speaking of a Dealey Plaza's redo ... I've had a copy of National Geographic Channel's JFK: The Lost Bullet sitting on the desk for a week; haven't watched it yet, but there's time -- it doesn't air till Sunday at 8 p.m. And while it's said to show Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone on November 22, 1963 ... More >>
Via The Sounds of HistoryHad dinner at the folks' house last night, after which the boy and I went digging through a stack of old Dallas Newses and Times Heralds my dad keeps stashed in a closet, almost completely forgotten. They were my grandfather's and date back to November 22, 1963, and fast- ... More >>
Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.
Inside the coffin of Lee Harvey OswaldRemember when that L.A. auction house auctioned off the pine box in which Lee Harvey Oswald was buried on November 25, 1963, at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery in Fort Worth? Man, seems like only six weeks ago. Since then, of course, the c ... More >>
This old photo of the Texas Theatre was among a stack of unsold pictures being auctioned off yesterday.To begin the day, some housekeeping ...A happy ending to yesterday's story about the kidnapping of Eileen Loskot: She was found dehydrated but otherwise unharmed in New Mexico, and one of the th ... More >>
Via Gawker, this ghoulish gift suggestion (?): Lee Harvey Oswald's Original Pine Coffin, currently up for grabs courtesy the Los Angeles auction house Nate D. Sanders, Inc. This is the pine box in which Oswald was buried on November 25, 1963, at the Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel & Cemetery ... More >>
DPD recognized 82-year-old Temple Bowley's efforts, 47 years ago, to summon help for slain officer J.D. Tippit, and help narrow the search for Lee Harvey Oswald.Forty-seven years ago today, Temple Bowley was headed for a weekend getaway with his family when he found Dallas Police officer J.D. Tip ... More >>
For those who like to plan ahead (or for those of us who need a few weeks to, oh, I dunno, stop smoking and pump up their tires and generally reconsider several other unhealthy life choices), this heads-up: Bike Friendly Oak Cliff this morning released the details for Cyclesomatic 2010, a four-da ... More >>
Perhaps there's some proud Woodrow Wildcat out there in need of a '67 Shelby GT Fastback.On Christmas Eve we bid farewell to the Pate Museum of Transportation just outside of Fort Worth, the first museum I can recall my classic-car-rebuilding, auto-parts-selling father taking me to when I was a b ... More >>
Too soon?Sunday was the 46th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. A couple questions ...
Gird your loins: The conspiracy theorists -- by which I mean the truth-tellers, of course -- are coming to town. Beginning a week from tomorrow, the Adolphus Hotel will host JFK Lancer's November in Dallas 2008 confab, scheduled to run for three days to coincide with the 45th anniversary of John ... More >>
Kids show off their extracurricular activities
Forty years later, "local yokels" take pride in covering tragedy
Assassins at Quad C, convicts at SMU, plus murder in Tuna, Texas
This discussion is killer
Oswald, from shot to grave
Man for Marrs... And woman; Smooth-running machine ;They're not so petty; At least he laughed; Stirring the crock
Jim Marrs believes that Kennedy was murdered as part of a vast conspiracy, that aliens vist us regularly, and that the Trialateral Commission controls our governement. So, what if he's right?
Thirty-five years ago, Jesse Curry was Dallas' respected, popular police chief. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and Curry became just one more victim of the Kennedy assassination.
JFK assassination buffs who peddle their wares on the grassy knoll think there's a plot to put them out of business. They may be right.
Norman Mailer resurrects a tragically human assassin
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