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  1. Abraham Zapruder. Abraham Zapruder (May 15, 1905 – August 30, 1970) was an Ukrainian-born American clothing manufacturer who witnessed the assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

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  2. Jul 21, 2021 · Abraham Zapruder was known by everyone around him as someone who loved making these home movies and films. Alexandra Zapruder recalled that fact in "Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film," saying that her grandfather had been making home films of just about everything for decades — from the 1930s onward. The interest had initially started with still photos — ones of his wife, which he would develop himself.

  3. American Folk Figure. He was a dress manufacturer and amateur photographer who took now-famous footage of the actual assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. The 8mm film camera with which he recorded the event is stored in the National Archives.

    • 15 May 1905Volyns'ka, Ukraine
    • Block 52, BB East 1/2
  4. Nov 18, 2013 · Abraham Zapruder, 58 years old at the time, was a dress manufacturer who owned Jennifer Juniors, Inc., which was located across the street from the Texas School Book Depository.

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    • He Wasn’t a Professional Cameraman. Most of us remember Zapruder as the man behind the most famous home movie of all time, but he wasn't a professional filmmaker.
    • He Didn’t Even Want to Take His Camera. The famous film might not even exist if not for the persistence of Zapruder’s secretary. Zapruder had originally planned on bringing his camera, a Bell & Howell Director Series Model 414 Zoomatic, to work with him to film the motorcade.
    • The Film Earned Him a Lot of Money. Zapruder quickly contacted authorities and let them know that he had footage of the assassination. Since Oswald had been taken into custody relatively quickly, it didn’t seem that the film would have all that much value to any investigation.
    • His Family Got the Film Back… The American public got its first look at the full film when ABC’s Good Night America (with Geraldo Rivera) ran it as part of a March 1975 broadcast.
  5. Abraham Zapruder is sometimes presented as a forefather of all citizen journalists. [42] The Zapruder film, kept from public viewing for years, has evolved into one of the most viewed films in history, now available on the Internet for public access.

  6. Abraham Zapruder's November, 1963 film of the Kennedy assassination from start to finish. The Warren Commission determined that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone...

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