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Abraham Zapruder
[Abraham Zapruder]
May 15, 1905 - August 30, 1970
Russian born Abraham Zapruder immigrated in 1920 and worked in a New York dress factory. Marrried in the 1930s, he and his wife Lillian had two children, Myrna and Henry. He founded Jennifer Juniors of Dallas in 1949 with Abraham Schwartz.
On November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas. The only film record of this event was made by Abraham Zapruder.
Life magazine purchased the rights in 1963 for $150,000, $25,000 of which Zapruder donated to the Fireman’s and Policeman’s Benevolence Fund for the benefit of Mrs. Tippit, the widow of the policeman slain by Oswald. The camera was given to Bell & Howell in exchange for a sound projector which Zapruder donated to the Golden Age Group seniors home.
On April 9, 1975, Life magazine returned the film to the Zapruder estate for one dollar. Only 26 seconds (483 frames), the 8mm film, since 1978 in the US National Archives, is owned by the Zapruder estate through LMH Company. In 1997 LMH Company authorized a digital reproduction of the film to be made by Scientific Imaging, McCrone Associates, Westmont Illinois.
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Source: The Gizah Gazette, Reinhard F. Bohenkamp, editor. Gizah Shriners of British Columbia & Yukon. Burnaby, BC. August/September 1999. page 12. Portrait used in Image of an assassination : a new look at the Zapruder film, MPI Teleproductions ; produced and written by H.D. Motyl. Note the Shriners pin in his lapel.


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