Friday, April 05, 2013

Is Howard Hughes Dead and Buried Off a Greek Island? PDF of Stephanie Caruana's Playgirl article.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Listen to Mae Brussell discuss the Gemstone File

Friday, October 16, 2009

Jazz and The Gemstone FIle

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell performs a piece he calls the Gemstone File. Listen here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Google Book Result

Monday, June 15, 2009

Playwright Ken Campbell on the Skeleton Key

In The Independent he tells of a visit he had in 1976.

One morning I answered the door to a man I didn't know. We chatted a bit about people we possibly had in common, then he asked whether he could smoke a joint, and told me he was a roving reporter for High Times [the marijuana enthusiasts' magazine]. He had heard I was interested in conspiracy, and brought out something like 23 pages of closely typed carbon copy called The Gemstone File. He had been carrying it around for some time, unable to work out what to do with it. He left it with me, and I never saw him again.

The Gemstone File was the entire background of the Kennedy assassination; names and addresses, who had done it, and the historical perspective. Back in 1976 newsagents didn't have copiers, and the nearest one was Swiss Cottage library. But I opened the door to go there and then thought, who was that man? In the great conspiracy web, the problem is that you don't know who or what people are working for. The curtains twitched in the house opposite. I remained inside the whole day, unable to work out how to get the manuscript photocopied without arousing suspicion. Finally, I rang Martin Walker and he made 40 copies, 20 for each of us to send out. To have your own copier is a comfort. I can still recall the irrational paranoia of that day.

Friday, January 16, 2009

JFK is Alive: A Modern Legend

Miss Smith states that she heard the story from F. Lee Bailey, the noted criminal attorney, when he spoke at the Lycea dinner at I.U. The legend has also been attributed to Truman Capote, who of course knew the Kennedy family and in fact lived in the same apartment complex as Senator Robert Kennedy. The "Capote" version received considerable notoreity in March, 1969 when it was picked up and broadcast by right-wing Chicago radio personality Howard Miller (see the Chicago Sun-Times, March 8, 1969, pp. 1,32). One of Miller's listeners had sent him a copy of a mimeographed letter apparently then being circulated and attributed to Capote's authorship which Miller subsequently read over the air, The broadcast caused much excitement and was soon denounced by Albert E. Jenner Jr., who had been senior counsel for the Warren Commission. Capote senior editor at Random House issued a disclaimer when questioned, At around the same time a similar story about Kennedy and Jackie-Onassis was being run by the National Informer, a garish tabloid published out of Chicago.
Citation: de Caro, F.A. 1969. "J.F.K. Is Alive: A Modern Legend." Folklore Forum 2(2):54-55.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Cincinatti Post (August 16, 1978)

Hustler magazine owner Larry Flynt says whoever tried to kill him on March 6 was working either for the CIA or the FBI, and they still want him dead because he knows who really assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Flynt, under treatment in Columbus, Ohio, for the bullet wound that paralyzed his legs, posted $1 million reward for information in the Kennedy slaying. He says it paid off; he'll do his expose in October, November and December issues of his magazine, whether he lives or not. Said he, "I know my life may be in jeopardy. If they killme, they kill me, but I must give the public the facts.