Frances Bronson passed away on February 24, 2010. Her oral history, alongside her husband's home movie, was featured in the Museum's exhibit, "Filming Kennedy: Home Movies from Dallas" (November 2007 - October 2008). - Stephen Fagin, Curator
The existence of Charles Bronson's home movie and still photos of the assassination - he used two cameras that day - was unknown to the general public until 1978 when an FBI document was declassified. Dallas Morning News reporter Earl Golz received a copy of the report from a conspiracy researcher and soon located Mr. Bronson, who was willing to show him his pictures. Mr. Bronson turned his films in for processing two days after the assassination and viewed them with an FBI agent on Monday, November 25, 1963. The agent did not notice anything significant at the time, but subsequent studies by the House Select Committee on Assassinations and later studies gained insight into how events transpired in Dealey Plaza.
Visible movement in two sixth floor windows just six minutes before the motorcade arrived in Dealey Plaza suggested two conspirators but was found to be not people but just typical graininess of home movie film. The sequence showing the assassination revealed that no agents were standing inside the follow-up car at the time of the shooting - contradicting a theory that a Secret Service agent in the car behind the president stood up and accidentally fired the fatal shot. - Gary Mack, Curator