Muchmore Film Restored
film of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas
in 1963 has been digitally restored.
Muchmore's film is said to be one of the three most important
made of the event on November 22 that year.
restoration work was undertaken by archivists at the Associated
Press Television Network in London.
removed dust and scratches and restored the film's clarity in
time for the 40th anniversary of JFK's death.
film was taken as the president's motorcade turned onto Houston
Street in Dallas.
shows the last, fatal shot to the head and a woman who came
to be known as the "Babushka lady" filming near the
president's car. She never was conclusively identified nor was
her film ever retrieved.
Muchmore's film, originally acquired by United Press International,
is now part of the library of APTN, which commissioned the restoration.