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FBI says they got a copy of Zapruder from Zapruder before Life was contacted

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I came across this memo from months after the WCR is published stating that the FBI was furnished a copy of the Zfilm

"by Zapruder" before negotiations with Life.

We know that on the 23rd, Sorrels of the SS gives Kelley a copy who gives it to Bookout of the FBI.

We also know that Stolley supposedly takes the "original" and a copy (per Thompson)

We also know that Zapruder supposedly kept "the best copy"

We also learn from Max Phillips that Zapruder has the "master", Sorrels has 2 copies and a third is forwarded to DC (Rowley) on 11/22...

I fail to see how Zapruder has 2 films to give to Stolley in the morning of the 23rd, Sorrels has 2 copies, Zapruder keeps a copy and yet another copy is sent to DC.

From the chronologies I have seen there are no FBI agents with Zapruder... and they are only aware of the film that night, they do not get a copy until Kelley gives them 0186.

When would the FBI have gotten a copy prior to his virtually immediate discussion with Life ??


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Interesting how those "three" copies originally printed at Jameson became the basis for an elaborate shell game. After Friday afternoon, it's hard to tell who has which copy, or how many there really were.

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Jameson might be the source of FBI Z film many gov connections


1930s-1940s: Military and Instructional Films[edit]

When Hugh joined the federal War Production Advisory Committee for advertising and industrial film producers and distributors in 1942, his company took on a pivotal role in the production of many military films.[6]

Jamieson was also contracted to shoot films for non-military governmental projects. The company worked with the Federal Security Agency and the United States Office of Education to produce a 1944 industrial film called "Hardness Testing," which trains workers to test the strength of metal airplane parts.[7]

Between 1941 and 1947, African American filmmaker Spencer Williams (also known for his role in TV’s Amos and Andy) worked with the Jamieson Company to process and edit his films for the Dallas-based Sack Amusement Company. Working with Alfred R. Sack, Williams directed nine films in the area, including The Blood of Jesus (1941) and Juke Joint (1947).[8][9][10]

In 1947, Jamieson moved the company's headquarters to 3825 Bryan Street, which provided space for sound stages, recording studios, editorial and animation facilities, and color processing labs. His sons, Bruce and Hugh Jr., became increasingly involved in their father’s business and eventually took over leadership of the company in 1953.

\l "1950s-1970s: Commercials, Corporate Films, and the Rise of TV[edit]

Under the direction of Hugh’s two sons, Jamieson Film Company grew and developed into a studio concept business with cameramen, writers, editors, animators, and a lab. Although government and military contracts continued, the company was also working on numerous corporate films and television productions. With the rise of TV, the company became increasingly involved in the production of commercials and programs for television.

Jamieson provided support for the growing broadcast industry, creating special news coverage for NBC and building a small 16mm motion picture processing machine TV stations could use to process their own news film coverage. In the early 1950s, Jamieson Film Company produced a weekly thirty-minute news magazine television show, Texas in Review, sponsored by the Humble Oil & Refining Company.[11] Bruce Jamieson was in charge of this program, and he wrote, developed, and produced the show, as well as the commercials. Texas in Review ran fifty-two weeks for four years. The archives of this show are held by Texas Tech University. The Jamieson team worked with the advertising agency TracyLocke on the production of numerous television commercials in the 1950s and ’60s.

In the immediate aftermath of the JFK assassination in November 1963, Abraham Zapruder worked with Jamieson to produce prints of the Kodochrome film on which he recorded his now-famous footage of the shooting.[12]


Notable People Associated with the Jamieson Film Company (wiki)

The Jamieson Film Company served as a training ground for many figures in the film industry in Dallas and beyond. Former employees include:

Bill Stokes: Owner of Bill Stokes Associates, later known as The Stokes Group, a Dallas-based production company that made industrial and promotional films for a range of clients, including Mary Kay, the City of Dallas,[15] and the United States Navy.

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