I just tend (or like) to assume Joan Crawford had something to do with the JFK assassination, at least peripherally -- even daughter Christina has almost seemed to hint at it.
It just fits Joan Crawford's Lady Dracula persona and simply must
Crawford in Dallas the day before the assassination:
There was the assassination eve party at the Murchison mansion where LBJ's mistress (Madeleine Duncan Brown) insisted the Nixon and J Edgar Hoover and a bunch of oil guys were there, when LBJ showed up unexpectedly around 11pm and then all the important men grimly disappeared into the conference room and emerged about 15 minutes later, the vice president telling his mistress that after tomorrow, those "g** d*** Kennedys" will never embarrass him again.
There were attempts (as there always are) to invalidate the story, witnesses claiming that Nixon was in town -- with Joan Crawford for a Pepsi bottlers convention -- and at a Dallas hotel where comedian Robert Clary was doing a show the same night as the Murchison soiree, whereupon he referred to Nixon (who came in later with Crawford) by name. So Nixon supposedly couldn't have been at the party. But others at the party, like reporter Helen Thomas, signed an affidavit verifying who was in attendance, and it aligned with what LBJ's mistress had said.
I've found no evidence that Joan Crawford attended the Murchison gathering with Nixon, but I'm hopeful.
The next morning, as the presidential motorcade passed thru downtown Dallas, Crawford emerged from a seminar onto the sidewalk, a reporter asking if Crawford was going to the Trade Mart to catch Kennedy's lunchtime speech; Joan said no, she didn't think so.
Nixon and Crawford reportedly taunted JFK in the local press that morning regarding his use of the protective bubble top on the limousine, allegedly stating that they
never need such devices.
Many in the intel community blamed Kennedy for not supplying military air cover during the Bay of Pigs fiasco of April 1961 and for negotiating a peaceful end to the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962, as the mob's casinos (and legit businesses like Pepsi-Cola, which had a plant there) lost untold millions when Castro nationalized everything after taking over the country in 1959. Pepsi's politics from the period need to be looked at very carefully.
And Joan Crawford was a social buddy with celebrated reporter Dorothy Kilgallen, tooling around from upscale bar to upscale bar, including when Kilgallen was investigating the assassination; Dorothy got the only jailhouse interview with Jack Ruby, and was found quite dead of a drug overdose in her Manhattan apartment under circumstances at least as suspicious as those surrounding Marilyn Monroe's death (which Kilgallen had written about with circumspect caution) from three years before.
Kilgallen died on 8 November 1965, only hours before the most infamous NYC black-out (a black-out dramatized four years later in the pilot episode of NIGHT GALLERY starring none other than Joan Crawford).
Some of Kilgallen's highly-secretive reporting into the assassination was beginning to leak, and it's been theorized that Crawford may have had loose lips. And it should also be noted that when Kilgallen's hairdresser discovered her dead body, the police found upon arriving at the crime scene that Joan Crawford was already there (with no explanation as to how!) The butler's daughter said "government agents" showed up and carried off "boxes of Dorothy's documents and papers" long before the police appeared.
When Kilgallen died, Jack Ruby's lawyer, Melvin Belli, said: "If they've killed Dorothy, they'll go after Ruby!" And within less than 14 months, Ruby was dead of a spontaneous cancer, just before his murder conviction appeal.
When Crawford herself died in May 1977, she had only two framed photos in her NYC apartment ... one of Barbara Stanwyck, and one of President Kennedy (was it a hunting trophy??)
January 1964: Kilgallen goes on the road with Joan Crawford for the opening of STRAIT-JACKET..