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  • Writer's pictureFred Litwin

Mark Lane vs. Sylvia Meagher

Updated: May 21, 2023

In the fall of 1967, Sylvia Meagher published Accessories After the Fact: The Warren Commission, The Authorities & The Report. Her "Epilogue: A New Investigation" included a few paragraphs about the Garrison investigation:

The back cover included several blurbs, one of which was Mark Lane's:

Here is an ad for Accessories After the Fact in Book World:

Mark Lane was not happy with Bobbs-Merrill using his blurb, and Mort Sahl included a segment about Meagher's book in his act. Meagher wrote Sahl a letter:

The publisher of Accessories After the Fact also wrote Sahl:

Mark Lane then wrote to Robert Ockene:

Sylvia Meagher replied to Mark Lane:


Here is an excerpt from a letter that Sylvia Meagher sent to Tom Bethell:

Update 2

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Sylvia Meagher writes Clay Shaw and he replies.

An unpublished Meagher memo on the trial of Clay Shaw.

Another unpublished Meagher memo on the Garrison investigation and Warren Report critics.

Sylvia Meagher's letter to the Editor regarding Garrison's interview in Playboy Magazine.

Meagher writes Harold Weisberg with her comments on the verdict.

James Phelan and Sylvia Meagher write Garrison letters about his book.

An exchange of letters between Thornley and Meagher.

Meagher writes Thornley about Lane's comment on RFK

Meagher writes Clay Shaw.

Meagher writes Thornley with an opinion.

Exchange of letters between Meagher, Arnoni and Garrison.

Meagher writes Weisberg about the damage Garrison is doing to critics of the Warren Report.

Meagher replies to the New York Review of Books regarding Popkin's article on Garrison.

An exchange of letters between Popkin and Meagher.


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