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Goofs from LBJ

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  • LBJ takes a large carton of Ben & Jerry's ice cream to bed, a product which was invented in 1978.
  • Nov. 23, 1963 was a rainy day in DC. Kennedy's Oval Office furnishings were removed in the rain. The depictions of a bright, sunny day, seen through the windows, is an error.
  • Historical quotes throughout the movie are edited to be more sensitive than the actual quotes were.
  • In different scenes when LBJ and Jackie Kennedy are together, they are nearly the same height. In scenes with LBJ and Bobby Kennedy, LBJ is just an inch or two taller than Bobby. In fact, Jackie Kennedy was 5'7" in height, while Bobby was 5'9". LBJ was 6'3" tall, and he would have been much taller than them. Even JFK was 6'0" tall, yet he and Lyndon are portrayed as nearly the same height in the movie. A quick glance at some historic photos, such as his swearing in with Jackie at his side, would reveal how inaccurate LBJ's height is portrayed in this movie.
  • When Richard Russell and LBJ talk at the airplane plant, LBJ places one or both hands on Russell during the conversation but the location of his hands on Russell changes from angle to angle.
  • The subject of this film as depicted on the site for the movie indicates that it is "[T]he story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House." However, there's not a single scene in this movie from LBJ's younger days in West Texas.
  • When LBJ walks into the Oval Office for the first time after JFK's materials have been removed and replaced with his own, Johnson puts his hand on a bronze bust of JFK. That version of the bust was sculpted by Leo Cherne in 1964--after the time period depicted in this movie. A bust of JFK was presented to the White House in March 1962. It was somewhat larger, it included both Kennedy's head and his shoulders, it was gold in color, and it bore a gold-colored medallion on a sculpted wooden base.
  • A flyover shot, while LBJ is being driven to the U.S. Capitol to give his first major speech after assuming the Presidency in late November 1963, shows the National Mall, includes the Capitol building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial. In that shot we also see the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. The former museum opened in 1976, and the latter opened in 2004.
  • Lady Bird Johnson is presented with a large bunch of yellow roses (the Texas state flower) on landing at Love Field. But as she is shaking hands with the crowd at the airport, the roses are dark red. Immediately after, when she and LBJ are seated in the car taking them away from the airfield, the roses are yellow again.
  • It is shown in the movie that Lockheed was manufacturing the B-52, but that is factually incorrect. Boeing built it.
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