David Von Pein
2017-06-12 20:48:03 UTC
I had a very interesting comment posted by someone at YouTube on June 12,
2017, concerning my "1964 Secret Service Film" video. And it's something I
had never once thought about prior to today. So I thought I would share
the conversation here....
C.B. McCARTY SAID:
I'm a bit confused about the Z film in this video from 1964. Was it just
for the Warren Commission and the government? I thought the Z film was not
seen by the public until years later...correct?
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
You bring up a very good point about the Zapruder Film that I had never
thought about before today. This Secret Service film must, indeed, have
only been available to certain "Government" people for many years.
Although, as I understand it, "Government" films are in the public domain
from Day 1 and can be obtained and used by any ordinary American citizen.
I got my copy of this SS film by just scouring the Internet and
downloading it. But I have no idea when the public first had access to
But since it's a "Secret Service" film, it is also a "Government"
production and should have been readily available and in the public domain
for anyone to see back in '64 (I would assume). Good question, though, CB.
It now makes me wonder why many more regular citizens hadn't seen (and
reacted to) the Z-Film being shown (in full motion) in this film well
prior to the ABC-TV showing of the film in 1975.
My guess would be that since this Secret Service film wasn't shown on TV
or any other place where the public would have easy access to it, it
simply was never seen by the average American until the "Internet" came
into existence. But now almost everything (including Government films like
this one) are readily available with the click of a mouse. If this film
had been produced in the Internet era, then everyone would have been able
to see Mr. Zapruder's film (in motion) immediately, instead of having to
wait 12 years for a bootleg copy to be shown on Geraldo Rivera's TV show.
Thanks for your good comments, CB.
DAVID VON PEIN LATER SAID:
A follow-up to my comments above....
Since we can see that the Zapruder Film is being displayed in full motion
(and in real time) in this 1964 Secret Service film, such an occurrence
(within a U.S. Government filmed production) would certainly tend to
debunk the notion that many conspiracy theorists continue to endorse to
this day—i.e., the notion that Abraham Zapruder's motion picture
film of JFK's assassination was being deliberately suppressed or hidden
from the general public until 1975 (or at least until 1969, when the
Zapruder Film was shown in open court at the Clay Shaw trial in New
Although I am not positive, I would assume that this Secret Service
reconstruction film *was* available to the public shortly after it was
completed sometime in late 1964. It possibly was made available at certain
libraries, schools, and universities around the country. And if that was
the case, then the conspiracists who think the U.S. Government was
attempting to hide the film from public view for many years are just
simply dead wrong. Because this Secret Service film, although probably not
seen by very many people prior to the age of the Internet, would have
still been *out there* and available to view by anyone who had an interest
in doing so many years prior to 1975 (or 1969).
Further comments, concerns, observations...?