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Mrs. Jesse Garner on Lee Harvey Oswald as a Tenant

WWL-TV Collection



Genre: News

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State

Date Issued: 1967-03-25

Duration: 00:01:08

Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination | Oswald, Lee Harvey, 1939- 1963 | Garrison, Earling Carothers "Jim," 1921- 1992 | Garner, Jesse James | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | Fair Play for Cuba Committee | INTERNATIONAL TRADE MART


  • Hunter, Ron Interviewer
  • Garner, Mrs. Jesse Interviewee


Interview with Mrs. Jesse Garner, who rented a room to Lee Harvey Oswald at 4905 Magazine Street. Hunter asks Garner if a retouched photo identified by a witness in Jim Garrison's investigation as resembling Leon Oswald was, in fact, the Lee Harvey Oswald who rented a room from her. Mrs. Garner answers that it might be, but that she never saw him looking that way, needing a shave. Hunter then asked her how Oswald dressed. Mrs. Garner answers that Oswald was always very neat and well-dressed. Hunter then shows her a photo of Oswald handing out leaflets for Fair Play for Cuba in front of the International Trade Mart in the Summer of 1963, wearing a shirt and tie, and asked if that was how she remembered him. She responds that she's seen him like that a few times, but that he was usually just dressed in khakis and sports shirt. Hunter asks her if she'd ever seen Oswald needing a shave? Garner replies that she's never seen him without a shave and needing a hair cut.