“The Lost Kennedy Home Movies” is in the running to be nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Nonfiction Special category. Narrated by Liev Schreiber, the special premiered July 6th, 2011 on HISTORY and will run air multiple times (each year) over the next decade.
“Telling the story of a family through their own home movies provides an insight, unlike any other, as to how the members of that family viewed themselves! The combination and uniqueness of ‘The Kennedy Family,’ plus the vast film resource, allows the warmth, humor and even vulnerability of this remarkable group of people to come alive in a way never experienced before!” according to Stanley Moger, Executive Producer.
Produced by SFM Entertainment (our exclusive licensing agent), “The Lost Kennedy Home Movies” includes movies of the young and impossibly handsome president-to-be in his college years, hanging off the running board of a car, flirting with young women and acting carefree on the eve of World War II; European footage of the family during Joe Kennedy’s tenure as U.S. ambassador to Great Britain; film of John and Robert Kennedy recorded by Robert’s wife Ethel; and playful moments of John Kennedy and his family at a farm in Virginia only two weeks before his assassination.
These extremely rare home movies, reveal an emotional portrait of the “first generation” Kennedy family — with warmth and humor in moments of sports and leisure, but also in scenes of reflection and exploration. The movies provide behind-the-scenes footage of the family at their Hyannis Port and Palm Beach homes, and on trips to Europe and Asia. Featured are never-before-seen home movies filmed by Jack, Jean, Pat, Robert, and Ethel Kennedy (1930s through November of 1963). This footage allows viewers to experience the forces and personalities that shaped their lives as never before. – History.com
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Additional Credits: Harrison Engle (Director/Producer) & Michael Maizes (Co-Executive Producer)