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Photograph of actors on the set of Oliver Stone's "JFK" in Dealey Plaza

Object Number: 2005.017.0116
Category: Photographs
Photographer: Lovita Irby
Type of Object: Photograph (color)
Dimensions: 5 7/8 x 4 in. (14.9 x 10.1 cm)
Medium: Paper
Copyright Info: All rights acquired
Photograph taken by Dallas resident Lovita Irby during the filming of Oliver Stone's movie "JFK" in Dealey Plaza. The photograph shows the actor playing assassination eyewitness Abraham Zapruder standing beside the actor playing his receptionist Marilyn Sitzman. The actors (Lynne Rostochil and Ray LePere) are in front of the north pergola in Dealey Plaza. He has his arm around her waist. Both are dressed in costume.
Curator's Notes

As a teenager in 1963, Dallas resident Lovita Irby was near the corner of Elm and Houston Streets at the time of the Kennedy assassination. In 1991, she was one of several historical consultants to filmmaker Oliver Stone during the Dallas production of the Warner Brothers film, JFK. Irby extensively photographed the Dallas production and donated many of her images to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in 2005. - Stephen Fagin, Curator

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