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New six-hour recording of De Mohrenschildt on Oswald released today


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Today, I'm releasing for digital download a highly revealing and long-overlooked six-hour audio recording of George de Mohrenschildt speaking about his relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald.




On February 14, 1969, de Mohrenschildt sat down with his wife Jeanne and Dutch journalist Willem Oltmans to record on audiotape the draft manuscript for a planned book on Oswald. He felt he'd been unfair to Oswald in his Warren Commission testimony and wanted to set the record straight. Nine tapes were recorded over two days to help pitch the book to publishers.


Eight years later, as de Mohrenschildt was to be called before the HSCA, Oltmans tried to use the tapes to implicate his friend George in Kennedy's murder. Within days, de Mohrenschildt was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent suicide. These recordings formed the basis for the unpublished manuscript I am a Patsy! found in his possessions after his death and address many of the myths around his relationship with Oswald.


My film Killing Oswald draws on these tapes but I couldn't find anyone in the research community or at the Oltmans archive in Holland who had a complete set of these recordings. After finally tracking down the full set, I'm releasing it today on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, so de Mohrenschildt's take on Oswald is more widely available to researchers.


There's a short teaser for the release here: vimeo.com/103542703


As a companion to these recordings, I would recommend The Faux Baron, two new volumes on de Mohrenschildt by Nancy Weiford, which include a chapter on these tapes.


Best,

Shane


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Today, I'm releasing for digital download a highly revealing and long-overlooked six-hour audio recording of George de Mohrenschildt speaking about his relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald.
On February 14, 1969, de Mohrenschildt sat down with his wife Jeanne and Dutch journalist Willem Oltmans to record on audiotape the draft manuscript for a planned book on Oswald. He felt he'd been unfair to Oswald in his Warren Commission testimony and wanted to set the record straight. Nine tapes were recorded over two days to help pitch the book to publishers.
Eight years later, as de Mohrenschildt was to be called before the HSCA, Oltmans tried to use the tapes to implicate his friend George in Kennedy's murder. Within days, de Mohrenschildt was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an apparent suicide. These recordings formed the basis for the unpublished manuscript I am a Patsy! found in his possessions after his death and address many of the myths around his relationship with Oswald.
My film Killing Oswald draws on these tapes but I couldn't find anyone in the research community or at the Oltmans archive in Holland who had a complete set of these recordings. After finally tracking down the full set, I'm releasing it today on Amazon, iTunes and Google Play, so de Mohrenschildt's take on Oswald is more widely available to researchers.
There's a short teaser for the release here: vimeo.com/103542703
As a companion to these recordings, I would recommend The Faux Baron, two new volumes on de Mohrenschildt by Nancy Weiford, which include a chapter on these tapes.
Best,
Shane

Thanks, Shane.

--Tommy :sun

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