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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Clint Hill Strikes At Hollywood Inaccuracy

Above, Clint Hill speaking at Book Passage last June. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Former secret service agent Clint Hill gives an exclusive interview with i News (United Kingdom). He discusses his experience in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 and hits at Hollywood inaccuracies.

They begin with:
It’s surely the most famous few seconds of amateur video footage ever filmed.  
A moment after seeing her husband’s head blown apart by a rifle shot, a distraught Jacqueline Kennedy climbs out of the presidential limousine’s back seat and onto the boot. The film is too grainy to show the blood stains now spattered over her pink suit, as she reaches for something with a white-gloved hand.  
But as the car begins to speed away to Parkland hospital, a dark-suited figure appears on the rear of the vehicle with the First Lady and pushes her back into the car, next to the body of the stricken president – knowing they could both be the next targets in the crosshairs.  
That man, seen in the final reels of the Zapruder film which captured John F Kennedy’s assassination, was Clint Hill. Every day for the past 53 years, the former Secret Service agent has regretted he could not reach the limo in time to jump in front of that shot: the third round fired by Lee Harvey Oswald on 22 November 1963.
The article also includes a video of a 1975 interview of Hill by Mike Wallace of CBS News and a trailer for, Jackie, a movie that Hill says is filled with inaccuracies.

Below, is a video of Clint Hill's talk at a June 2016 book signing event that I shot at Book Passage:

To read the i News interview article, go here.

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