8-MM HOME MOVIE VIDEO – NOV. 21, 1963 – CAPTURES JFK & JACKIE THE NIGHT BEFORE ASSASSINATION – LISTENING TO MARIACHI MUSIC IN HOUSTON, TEXAS

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Just unearthed home movie video (8-mm) shows a smiling Jack Kennedy and wife, Jackie, in Dallas the night before Jack’s assassination listening to Mariachi music.
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From Camelot to today – (Shamelot).
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For a more detailed summary – please note the news information listed below, extrapolated from Texas television station KENS-San Antonio:
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[http://www.kens5.com/home/San-Antonians-film-shows-JFK-the-night-before-assassination-93248714.html]
– From KENS-Channel 5 News Station – San Antonio, Texas Website
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by KENS 5 Staff
Posted on May 9, 2010 at 9:00 PM
Updated Sunday, May 9 at 3:29 P

For decades, footage of President John F. Kennedy’s last days sat on 8-millimeter film in a home on San Antonio’s south side. Only now has it been released. To see it, click play on the video above.

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by Sarah Lucero / KENS 5
Posted on May 9, 2010 at 9:05 PM
Updated Tuesday, May 11 at 6:31 AM

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SAN ANTONIO — It’s footage that has never been seen before of President John F. Kennedy’s last days of life in 1963.

88-year-old Roy R. Botello owns it. It is an 8 millmeter film reel he shot nearly 50 years ago. JFK Museum curators have seen it and say it is a national treasure.

The three-and-a-half minute footage has been sitting in a chest of drawers in the living room of Botello’s modest south-side home.

“All this time it’s been right there,” says Botello, opening the drawer and pulling out the reel.

You can see in the footage that it was a glamorous night. “Crazy! Everybody went nuts, it was so loud,” says Botello about that night.

It was November 21st, 1963. Botello shot home video of a LULAC gala in Houston, where an impromptu visit by the President and First Lady made this the party of a lifetime.

“One time, I was taking the video, somebody knocked me down. I just went with the camera straight up to the ceiling,” says Botello describing how he almost fell backward.

Botello was chairman of LULAC’s scholarship committee back then, and had a front row seat during that presidential visit with film recorder in hand.

“We being Spanish speaking, and (Jackie Kennedy) spoke Spanish, we were very glad she was there. We had Mariachis behind her. She knew what they were singing.” Botello said.
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