Home movie footage of President John F. Kennedy at the Rice Hotel in Houston on the eve of his assassination has been released by the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, a facility in Dallas dedicated to the death and legacy of JFK.
This silent amateur footage shows the President and his wife Jackie Onasis attending a fundraising dinner for the League of United Latin American Citizens on November 21, 1963. The President made a speech at the function and his wife spoke to the crowds in Spanish.
The recording was restored on posted online having been stored away in a drawer for 47 years.
Gary Mack, curator at The Sixth Floor Museum told NY Daily News.
"Roy Botello showed his home movie for the first time publicly last year and has generously donated the original film to the Museum for education and preservation."
Botello said that when he revealed he had the movie "Everybody went nuts. It was so loud."
President John F. Kennedy was shot the day after this footage was taken on November 22nd by Lee Harvey Oswald.