Just two days after Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination of President John F. Kennedy, a little-known Dallas strip club operator named Jack Ruby murders Oswald on live television. Why did he do it? Despite decades of theories and speculation, the question has never been satisfactorily answered. Until now.
Shunning the press for nearly 50 years, Tammi True—a top-billed stripper in Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club—is finally ready to reveal the answers. AMS Pictures presents True Tales, an original docudrama exploring the bizarre world of 1960s Dallas burlesque through the eyes of its preeminent entertainer. Featuring dramatic re-creations shot on actual locations, True Tales immerses you into the events that led to one of the most infamous crimes of the 20th Century.
Slated to premier on the opening night of Dallas VideoFest 26, the film centers on Nancy Myers, aka “Tammi True,” with a preshow performance by Ruby R-E-V-U-E, Texas’ Premier Burlesque and Variety Show. Tammi True will do a Q&A after the film. True Tales delves into Myers’ life as a headlining act at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club in the early 1960s. To celebrate, the Video Association of Dallas invites patrons to come dressed in their best early 1960s/“Mad Men” attire. Dallas VideoFest’s opening night documentary feature will now screen at the South Side Music Hall Gilley’s Dallas, 1135 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75215.
And if you go, watch closely! You may catch me from time to time coaxing Tammi into the burlesque business.