Episode 14

For all these episodes about the Shaw case, my main source has been Patricia Lambert’s definitive False Witness. Also highly useful were Fred Litwin’s On the Trail of Delusion and Edward Epstein’s 1968 book Counterplot, collected in his 3-volume The Assassination Chronicles (1992). And as always, Vincent Bugliosi’s Reclaiming History was endlessly useful: it’s the JFK source that keeps on giving.

“There was also madness here …” quoted by Bugliosi, p. 1378.

“I like Dean. Everyone does …” quoted by Epstein, p. 185.

His doctor was surprised that Andrews could even talk on the phone … Lambert, p. 30.

“I don’t know whether I suggested, man I would be famous … “ quoted by Lambert, p. 148.

“ I might have believed it myself …” quoted by Lambert, p. 31.

For Andrews’s phone conversations with the FBI and Secret Service, see Lambert, pp. 32-33. 

Andrews saying the call was “a figment of his imagination …” Lambert, p. 33.

“First Fathers …” Lambert, p. 20.

Andrews “managed to salvage a bit of self-respect …” Lambert, p. 33.

The Warren Commission testimony of Dean Andrews is here

The Warren Report’s paragraph about Dean Andrews comes on page 325.

Garrison browsed a copy of Whitewash as they ate … Litwin, p. 13.

Garrison “mooched” Andrews’s personal copy of the Warren Report … Epstein, p. 227. 

For Garrison’s big announcement to the Life reporters, and their reaction, see Lambert, pp. 44-45.

Garrison, gay people “always change their last names, but never their first names …” Gerald Posner, Case Closed, p. 430.

Clay Shaw was “not in any way, shape or form, Clay Bertrand …” Epstein, p. 228.

Garrison “attempted to brainwash” Andrews … Epstein, p. 228.

“We will ride to glory together …” quoted by Lambert, p. 72.

“Forget Shaw …” He had “absolutely nothing to do” with the assassination. Quoted by Lambert, p. 50.

“It was perhaps unfortunate …” Shaw’s journal entry is quoted by Gus Russo in Live by the Sword, p. 411.

In the DA’s office, emergency meetings were held … see Epstein, p. 200.

A young male friend of Russo’s had fallen under Ferrie’s “spell” … Epstein, p. 201.

Ferrie and Russo partnered up to distribute porno films … Epstein, p. 201.

For Sciambra’s first interview with Perry Russo, see Lambert, p. 67.

Garrison used the word “objectify” … see Epstein, p. 207.

For Scimabra’s second, sodium Pentothal-fuelled interview with Russo, see Lambert, pp. 70-71.

“They asked me a lot of questions. I could figure out what they wanted to know …” quoted by Epstein, p. 202.

Garrison threatened to send Andrews to “the Bastille” … Epstein, p.229.

“ … like a thousand-pound canary …” Epstein, p.229.

My account of Shaw’s arrest and charging is based on information and quotes taken from Lambert, pp. 1-4.

“My God, don’t tell me that they have arrested that man on what I said … “ quoted by Lambert, p. 79.

“Virtually unheard of … “ Epstein, p. 204.

“Lean over backward and give the defendant every chance …” Epstein, p. 205.

Andrews invented “two bum names … “ Epstein, p. 228.

On the 26th February, 1967, the New York Times reported … see the original Times story here

At a later point identified Gonzales as the “triggerman” … Epstein, p. 228.

Garrison told a reporter that he had a photograph taken in Dealey Plaza … Litwin, p. 47.

In April, Jim Garrison declared in a magazine article … Bugliosi, p. 1393.