This comes down to the "fear of falling". I can guarantee you, from having been up on it, that that pedestal is high enough that it definitely generates the "fear of falling."
The "fear of falling" is a natural instinct. The "startle reflex" in infants, also called the Moro reflex, is believed to be a manifestation of the inborn fear of falling.
The idea that Toni and her mother would have behaved as wildly and boisterously as they did in the Dorman film from atop that pedestal is ridiculous.
It's high! And it's scary up there. You don't feel grounded. Look at Toni doing it years later.
Eventually, they took to painting in a white surface to make it look like they were standing on the pedestal.
Do you see how easy that was? They photoshopped it in. Even I could have done that, and I don't even have photoshop. This below was just me messing around in Paint.
According to the official story, it went from that to this:
Toni and her mother are atop the pedestal. You say you can't see her mother? Well, that's your problem. They're telling you that she's up there. Toni and her mother have turned 90 degrees to their left to keep following the limo as it turns from Houston to Elm. Except it hasn't actually turned yet. I have the front and rear wheels of the limo circled. But, that's Toni on the pedestal, and she is flush against her mother's back. And yet, for some reason, she is waving even though she can't see a thing. And if she could see, she would see that the Kennedys were not in front of her yet. So, why is she waving, and how can she be waving when she is flush against her mother, who is like a wall in front of her?
And then, according to the official story, a few seconds later it went from that, to Toni wanting to give Mom a bear hug. Isn't that swee? Did I mention it was just a few seconds later?
What possessed her to do that? Love of Mom? Fear of falling? Now, the limo is in front of them- at least in front of the mother. So, this might be a time to wave. But, Toni is suddenly in a clutching mood. Mom has presumably got her hands in her pocket, and Toni's arms are wedged between her mother's arms and torso.
Does that look like a film quality image to you, or does it look like art? It looks like art to me. And, it's a hell of a lot of change, don't you think from Dorman to Hughes to Bell? And wouldn't the mother let the girl be in front so that she could see? The mother could see over the girl but not vice versa. What mother wouldn't do that for her kid?
It's all fake. Every bit of it is fake. And the reason they started it all by putting Toni into the Hughes film is because they needed something to block the visibility of Lee Harvey Oswald who was standing in the center of the doorway as JFK rode past.
I'm telling you; that is fake; she is fake. And the purpose of faking it is that she is being used as a screen to cover up Oswald.