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    A Group of Prop Documents from "JFK." Warner Bros., 1991. A group of paperwork used in six key scenes of the film to further along the plot including: 1) three handbills featuring an image of JFK above a heading reading "Wanted / For / Treason," seen in the very beginning of the film right before the assassination and during the Donald Sutherland (as "X") expository sequence; 2) multiple copies of the same police report related to when "Jack Martin" (as portrayed by Jack Lemmon) was pistol-whipped by "Guy Bannister" (as portrayed by Ed Asner), used in the scene when Kevin Costner questions "Martin" at the racetrack (though the documents can't be seen that clearly); 3) multiple copies of the same "Voluntary Statement" document outlining that witness "Julia Ann Mercer" (as portrayed by Jo Anderson) saw men with guns on the day of the assassination, used in the scene when "Mercer" is questioned by Kevin Costner and tells him that it's not her signature on the document; 4) multiple copies of two different typed suicide notes found in "David Ferrie's" (as portrayed by Joe Pesci) apartment, neither one is actually seen in the scene when the D.A.'s staff finds Ferrie's body, but both are read from by "Bill Broussard" (as portrayed by Michael Rooker), including the lines, "When you read this I will be quite dead" and "To leave this life is, for me, a sweet prospect. I find nothing in it that is desirable, and on the other hand everything that is loathsome;" 5) four different letters handwritten on "Department of Justice / Federal Bureau of Investigations" memo paper used in the "scene within the scene" where the D.A.'s staff is speculating that "Lee Harvey Oswald" (as portrayed by Gary Oldman) went to the FBI before the assassination and wrote a secret letter to agent James P. Hosty there; and 6) a "Telex" memo reading in part "11-17-63 / Threat to assassinate President Kennedy in Dallas Texas / November Twenty Two Dash Twenty Three Nineteen Sixty Three," also seen in the same sequence as #5 above when the D.A.'s office learns that this memo went out to all FBI offices around the country but then mysteriously disappeared from every office after the assassination; overall, a fun group of prop paperwork all relating to the complicated storyline of the film; included with a Letter of Provenance from the prop master of the film.
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