Zapruder’s office window
8mm color home movie by Abraham Zapruder showing the presidential motorcade and assassination in Dealey Plaza.
The Abraham Zapruder film is acknowledged to be the definitive view of the death of President Kennedy, for it is the only known movie showing the entire assassination sequence. Experts still debate over exactly what it does show and what is not clearly revealed.
The film reel begins with family scenes of Zapruder’s grandchildren (not seen here), then shows his office assistant, Lillian Rogers, at her desk the morning of the assassination.*
Mr. ZAPRUDER. Well, of course, what I saw you have on film, but that was the day, November 22, it was around 11:30. In fact, I didn’t have my camera but my secretary asked me why I don’t have it and I told her I wouldn’t have a chance even to see the President and somehow she urged me and I went home and got my camera and came back and first I thought I might take pictures from the window because my building is right next to the building where the alleged assassin was, and it’s just across–501 Elm Street, but I figured–I may go down and get better pictures, and I walked down. I believe it was Elm Street and on down to the lower part, closer to the underpass and I was trying to pick a space from where to take those pictures and I tried one place and it was on a narrow ledge and I couldn’t balance myself very much. I tried another place and that had some obstruction of signs or whatever it was there and finally I found a place farther down near the underpass that was a square of concrete I don’t know what you call it maybe about 4 feet high. http://www.jfk-info.com/wc-zapr.htm
Zapruder Film © 1967 (Renewed 1995) The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza