MY SINGING GROUP MEMBERS, JIM AND GAYLEEN, REMAINED ON STAGE NEXT TO BOBBY AS I REMAINED GAURDING BOBBY  BEHIND THE CURTAIN . I  WATCHED FOR ANYTHING THAT LOOKED SUSPICIOUS. I WAS IN THE LINE OF FIRE AND HAD PICKED THE RIGHT PLACE TO PROTECT HIM. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT IS WHAT THE FILM IS ABOUT.

PRESIDENT KENNEDY  SANTA MONICA BEACH. AUGUST 19, 1962

FROM KAZAKHSTAN TO LOS ANGELES

SINGING FOR ROBERT F. KENNEDY


I MET PRESIDENT KENNEDY OUTSIDE  THE BEACH HOUSE IN SANTA MONICA WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD.

I ASKED HIM FOR A SECOND HAND SHAKE AS THE FIRST ONE WAS TOO SOFT.

I HAD CHASED PRESIDENT KENNEDY INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND TOLD HIM WHY. HE SHOOK MY HAND VIGOROUSLY AND LAUGHED.

FOR THE FIRST TIME A FILM ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE THAT NIGHT BETWEEN JUNE 4-5TH FROM SOMEONE ON THE INSIDE.


I'LL SEE YOU IN THE WHITE HOUSE MR. PRESIDENT WERE THE LAST WORDS I SPOKE TO HIM AND HE SMILED BROADLY. CALIFORNIA WAS HIS. HE CLIMED ONTO THE STAGE AND SPOKE ELOQUENTLY ABOUT OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS AMERICANS.


PAUL ZIFFREN WOULD BECOME MY LAWYER IN 1980

BUT BEFORE THAT HE WOULD HELP JOHN F. KENNEDY BECOME PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.  YOU CANNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP. HE IS LOOKING UP AT ROBERT KENNEDY AND SEATED NEXT TO PETER LAWFORD. PAUL ZIFFREN BECAME MY LAWYER BECAUSE OF MY CONNECTION TO ROBERT KENNEDY.

RFK MY HERO

JUNE 5, 1945 MY BIRTHPLACE IS A LABOR CAMP IN SIBERIA WHERE MOST PEOPLE FREEZE OR STARVE TO DEATH. 


REMEMBER GENGHIS KHAN. HE LIVED THERE ALSO. WHAT ARE THE ODDS THAT I WOULD FORM A SINGING GROUP FOR SENATOR ROBERT F. KENNEDY 22 YEARS LATER. 


MY BIRTHDAY MARKED THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN EUROPE. IN 1948 I WOULD BE IN PARIS, FRANCE AND BOBBY WOULD BE IN JERUSALEM ON  JUNE 5TH MY BIRTHDAY .

  

LIFE IS REMARKABLE