Zapruder and Stolley: Witness to an Assassination

Zapruder and Stolley: Witness to an Assassination
A Roger Sherman Film
November 19, 2011 – 2:00 PM

Days after his latest book 11/22/63 hits store shelves, author Stephen King hosts a Sixth Floor Museum fundraiser at Majestic Theatre in Dallas.  While Dallas is one of five stops on the 11/22/63 book tour, it is the only city in which King will participate in a fund raiser. Very seldom does he make public appearances. According to King, “I chose them because touring the Depository was vital for the book, and everyone – from Gary Mack on down – was so helpful.”

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas. If you had the chance to change history, would you? Stephen King’s latest novel 11/22/63, on shelves November 8, addresses this very scenario as the book’s main character travels back in time on a mission to prevent the assassination of President Kennedy.

“I tried to write this book in 1972 but it was too emotionally raw then,” King said. “Nearly 40 years later, exploring The Sixth Floor Museum and learning from staff there was critical in helping the book come together.”

In what is expected to be a sell-out event, King will be front and center at a fundraiser at the Majestic Theatre in Dallas on Thursday, November 10, benefiting The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. The program begins at 7 p.m. There will be an exclusive reception featuring the author at 5:45 p.m. followed by an interview with King at 7 p.m. The conversation will be facilitated by Dallas columnist and broadcaster Lee Cullum.

Tickets are required and go on sale Wednesday, October 5 at 9:00 a.m. CT. Tickets range from $40 to $250.  To learn more about the event or to purchase tickets, visit www.showclix.com/event/stephenking. Or, call 1.888.718.4253.

 About The Sixth Floor Museum

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history.

Located at 411 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, the Museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 12 to 6 p.m. Monday. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are available in seven languages, and a youth version is available in English. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214-747-6660

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