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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

A New Orleans Look at Oliver Stone's JFK

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

Yesterday was the 29th anniversary of the opening of Oliver Stone's film JFK. I thought it would be interesting to see what people in New Orleans thought about his film

Pershing Gervais, who was Garrison's chief investigator in the early 1960s, wrote this letter to the editor on May 6, 1991.

Here is an article written by journalist Rosemary James written on June 20, 1991, several months before the opening.

To be fair, here is Oliver Stone's reply from a week later.

And, here is a reply to Oliver Stone, from July 19, 1991..

Right before the film opened, the Times-Picayune looked back at the Garrison case.

When the film opened, The Times-Picayune talked to Rosemary James, Irvin Dymond [Clay Shaw's trial attorney] and Pershing Gervais to get their opinion.

And, as a bonus, here's a cartoon from the Times-Picayune.


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