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Roy Botello film

Object Number: 2011.005.0001
Category: Films
Photographer: Roy R. Botello
Type of Object: Film, 8mm
Dimensions: Gauge: 8mm; Camera Speed: 16 fps
Medium: Film
Original 8mm color home movie of President and Mrs. Kennedy attending the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) dinner in Houston on November 21, 1963. The film does not include sound but does show both President and Mrs. Kennedy making speeches; Mrs. Kennedy spoke in Spanish. The film was shot by San Antonio LULAC officer Roy Botello, who served as LULAC’s first-ever Scholarship Chairman.

Curator's Notes

Mr. Botello recorded an oral history with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on March 19, 2011. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator

8mm home movie cameras did not have sound recording capability at the time, so Roy Botello's film is silent.  His is the only known color home movie of the LULAC event. - Gary Mack, Curator

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