Frank Sinatra, “Suddenly”, and the JFK Assassination

Suddenly is a 1954 film directed by Lewis Allen which depicts an assassination attempt on the life of the President of the United States. Produced just nine years prior to the JFK assassination, it is impossible to not draw some comparisons, no matter how minor. But it runs a little deeper with this film starring Frank Sinatra…

“The Men Who Killed Kennedy” and My Fascination Rekindled

I watched the Zapruder film 30 times the other day. Not the entire 26-second clip in its entirety, just focusing on the parts where President John F. Kennedy was visibly hit by bullets. I thought maybe after all these years, I would finally see something I never noticed. I took out a notebook and began…

Visiting Dealey Plaza will Leave You More Confused About JFK Conspiracies

Not that I was expecting to “solve the case” by visiting Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas this week, but I was indeed hoping for some additional clarification just by immersing myself in the surroundings. I personally believe there was a conspiracy, that Oswald was not the lone gunman, but that’s pretty much all I believe….

A Trip to Dealey Plaza

My 8th grade English teacher first introduced us to the JFK Assassination and the various conspiracy theories that came with it. The effect of this lesson and mock courtroom trial and study to follow was an obsession that lasted years. I think we can all agree that us “History Nerds” go through phases. For me,…

Movie Review: Executive Action (1973)

Being a connoisseur of all things conspiracy, mainly anything having to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, I was shocked that I had not heard of the film Executive Action until about five minutes before I watched it earlier this evening. Wanting to pass the time, I decided to give it a go,…

President’s Day Special: My Personal Favorites…Good and Bad

For the first time in my life, I am going to publicly reveal who my favorite president is, in honor of President’s Day weekend. Not once during the six years I have been teaching in various locations and settings, or in two years as a history lecturer, have I ever said who it is. The…

Movie Review: The Parallax View (1974)

By the time the 1970’s rolled around, conspiracy theories were beginning to take their place in American pop culture, where they still stand today. The murders of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy in the span of less than ten years all helped to fuel this. By 1974, Hollywood’s first ever conspiracy…

Camelot in Smithereens: My Take on the JFK Assassination

Few events in history allow the witnesses to never forget them. Time heals all wounds, and eventually, warps the memory. But for those who were alive and old enough to remember the events of November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, the memory lives on. Julie Shutter was an…

Movie Review: JFK (1991)

Whether or not you believe there was a conspiracy in the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy is beside the point of watching this film. Because this is a movie review and not a political commentary, I will not state my beliefs on whether or not I believe Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman…