We now have a video of Billy Lovelady. It was sent to me by a supporter of mine from Australia. If you watch this video, you can see Lovelady very
clearly. He appears from 3:03 to 3:11 in the video. Note that he is not in the center of the screen. He is towards the lower right.
It's definitely him because for one split-second you can see the exact same pose from the Dallas PD which is so familiar. And, it turns out that he
was definitely wearing the plaid shirt and NOT the striped one. So, that controversy about which shirt he wore is now resolved. However, there is a
great deal more that is now confirmed:
1. At the time, Lovelady was a STOCKY dude. He was much heavier than Oswald, and he looks a lot thicker and wider and heavier than Doorman too. And
that includes in the face. Doorman's face looks rather gaunt, whereas Lovelady's looks much rounder and fuller. There is NO WAY a guy as heavy as
Lovelady could have such a narrow, sucked in face like Doorman. When people put on weight, they put it on in their face as well as their body. The
face, like the body, gets fatter. Doorman's face is too thin to go with Lovelady's stout, chubby body.
2. Apropo of that, we now know that Lovelady was NOT wearing the same shirt that he wore years later when he posed as Doorman. You can tell, first,
because you can see the pocket-flap which is missing from the Grodon and Jackson shirts. However, we also know it because he lost so much weight
afterwards that there is no way the same shirt would have fit him so snugly. And it does look snug in both the Grodon and Jackson pictures despite him
being MUCH thinner. Really, he went from fat to thin. I shouldn't have to point out that a shirt doesn't lose weight along with the person.
But, there's one other possibility that I think should be considered: he may have had extensive alterations done to that shirt so that it would
continue to fit snugly after his having lost all that weight. And that would explain the lack of a pocket flap and what really appears to be the
complete lack of a pocket. Reducing the size of the shirt would have necessitated relocating the pocket, and that was way too much trouble. So, they
may have decided to just get rid of it. The faint lines that some people are construing for a pocket may just be the impression of a pocket that was
So, either it was a different shirt OR it was the same shirt essentially remanufactured. And if it was the latter, it would have been a colossal
undertaking. It's not something that anybody would do casually. It is not something that anybody would do, period. To have done it at all implies
just as much deception and subterfuge as replacing the shirt.
Why would Lovelady have done such a thing? Why should it have mattered to him whether people believed he was Doorman or not? Why should he have cared?
Why should he have undertaken the tiniest, smallest step to sell the idea? - never mind redesign the whole shirt in a massive undertaking. It shows
way too much effort and determination.
3. And along the same line, the starched, pressed, preened, folded-over look of the shirt in the Grodon pictures was definitely missing on 11/22,
which you can clearly see in the video. As I have been saying all along: who wakes up in the morning of an ordinary work-day and decides to primp
themselves that way? It is not something that a warehouse worker does, and it is not something that Lovelady did on Nov 22.
4. The whole open and gaping look of Doorman's shirt is missing on Lovelady. Lovelady may have had a couple buttons unbuttoned, but it wasn't as
unbuttoned as Doorman's, and the shirt wasn't hanging open and off of him and billowing, as it was on Doorman. Lovelady's t-shirt was NOT exposed
as much as Doorman's or Oswald's.
5. Lovelady was already quite bald, a lot balder than Oswald, and bald enough to raise questions about whose hairline we're seeing on Doorman.
6. You can clearly see that Lovelady's flannel shirt had a regular collar and no lapel. But, Oswald's shirt had a lapel on the left side, and you
can see that lapel on Doorman as the material looks much thicker on his left side than his right. It looks thicker because it's folded over- into a
7. The complex, highly checkered pattern of Lovelady's shirt is NOT a perfect match to Doorman's, far from it.
All in all, I am even more convinced that Lovelady was NOT Doorman and Oswald was.