121314page 15 of 171617 Back.Schmidt filmObject Number: 2008.008.0001Category: FilmsPhotographer: SchmidtType of Object: Film, 16mmDate: 10/22/1960Credit Line: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza CollectionDimensions: Gauge: 16mm; Camera Speed: 16 fpsMedium: FilmDescriptionOriginal 16mm color home movie made by a German immigrant whose last name was Schmidt, showing then-presidential-candidate Senator John F. Kennedy at the Crestwood Plaza Shopping Center near St. Louis in Crestwood, Missouri. Senator Kennedy's campaign stop there on October 22, 1960 included these remarks: "We are here in this state, in the heartland of the United States, a state which has produced in the last 15 years a great president. About two weeks ago, Mr. Nixon thought that he would dismiss me by calling me, 'He is just another Truman.' I said I regarded that as a compliment because he was just another Dewey. And after we had exchanged those remarks, I never heard that statement from him again." At the end of the 1-minute-long film, the sequence showing Senator Kennedy is repeated, zoomed in to show the candidate more closely.Curator's NotesThe Museum's efforts to locate the original filmmaker, Schmidt, or a family member have been unsuccessful. - Gary Mack, CuratorTags 1960 presidential election Campaign Elections Films Home movie Kennedy, John F. Presidential campaign Speeches All requests for permission to reproduce, publish or broadcast materials in this collection must be submitted to the Museum's registrar, using the Rights & Reproductions Request Form. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.