Dorothy - Videotape Interviews & TV ProgramsVideotaped Interviews and Press Conference Video About Kilgallen's Investigation of the JFK Assassination
The Life and Death of a Media Icon - Pulitzer-Prize Nominated Journalist, Crack Investigative Reporter, What's My Line? TV Program Star, Celebrated Radio Talk Show Host, Author, and Adventurer in Words, Photographs and Videotaped Interviews.
- Marc Sinclaire
- Charles Simpson
- Katherine Stone
- Joe Tonahill
- Jack Ruby Press Conference
- Television Programs
Marc Sinclaire Interviews
While Dorothy Kilgallen had many “celebrity” friends, arguably her closest friend was Marc Sinclaire, her main hairdresser. For years, he not only fixed her hair but was a trusted ally whom she could speak to about private matters and know that Marc would never betray that trust. Sinclaire was also a celebrity of sorts in his own right since his clients included the rich and famous including Princess Margaret. Interviewed on videotape in the late 1990s and early 2000’s, Sinclaire adds much to a credible account of Kilgallen’s life and times, and her death.
Sinclaire and Dorothy Relationship
JFK Assassination Investigation and Dorothy
Sinclaire Recalls Dorothy’s Physical and Mental Make-up Prior to Death
Sinclaire Recalls Dorothy’s Friendship with Gangster Frank Costello
Threats on Dorothy’s Life or Family
Sinclaire re concerns for Dorothy’s Son Kerry
Dorothy’s Trip to Switzerland Prior to Death
Sinclaire Finding Dorothy’s Body
Dorothy Death Announcement/Funeral
Sinclaire Suspicions on Who Killed Dorothy, Where, and How
Sinclaire on Whereabouts of Dorothy JFK Assassination Evidence File After Death
Sinclaire Keeping Quiet About Dorothy Death
Sinclaire Speaks about Dorothy and Boyfriend, Journalist Ron Pataky
Almost immediately after Dorothy became embroiled in her JFK assassination investigation, Columbus, Ohio newspaperman Ron Pataky entered her life and the two became close friends and then lovers. Sinclaire was suspicious of Pataky’s motives and spoke about discussions Marc had with Dorothy about Pataky.
Charles Simpson Interviews
Alongside Marc Sinclaire, Charles Simpson was not only a second hairdresser but a blessed friend as well whom Dorothy spoke to about both professional and personal matters. Simpson, a careful man with the spoken word, adds another element to Dorothy’s story.
Katherine Stone Interviews
Katherine appeared on Dorothy’s final What’s My Line? program on November 7, 1965. Dorothy guessed her occupation – selling dynamite. After the program, Stone recounts what happened including the appearance of a “mystery man” who met with Dorothy at the Regency Hotel during a show “after-party” of sorts.
Joe Tonahill - Jack Ruby Co-Counsel Interviews
Giant-sized Texas attorney Joe Tonahill was Melvin Belli’s co-counsel for the Jack Ruby trial. He didn’t agree with Belli’s decision to defend Ruby with the insanity defense but Tonahill did enjoy a special friendship with Dorothy during the trial.
Jack Ruby trial Press Conference
Dorothy Kilgallen listens intently as Jack Ruby Attorney Melvin Belli speaks during a News Conference during the Ruby Trial, 1964
News broadcaster Edward R. Murrow gave eyewitness reports of WWII for CBS and helped develop journalism for mass media. He is best known as the host of "Person to Person", a popular television program in the United States that originally ran from 1953 to 1961, interviewing celebrities in their homes from a comfortable chair in his New York studio.