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The JFK Photo That Could Have Changed History

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The JFK Photo That Could Have Changed History

http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/28/presid...hers-election/

Posted Dec 28th 2009 2:07AM by TMZ Staff

TMZ has obtained a never-before published photograph which appears to show John F. Kennedy on a boat filled with naked women -- it's a photo that could have altered world events.



We believe the photo was taken in the mid-1950s. It shows two naked women jumping off the boat and two more naked women sunning on the top deck. Just below the top deck -- a man appearing to be John F. Kennedy is lying on a deck, sunning himself.

TMZ had multiple experts examine the photo -- all say there is no evidence the picture was Photoshopped. The original print -- which is creased -- was scanned and examined for evidence of inconsistent lighting, photo composition and other forms of manipulation. The experts all concluded the photo appears authentic.

Professor Jeff Sedlik, a forensic photo expert, says the print appears to be authentic. Sedlik says the photo is printed on paper consistent with what was used in the 1950s. The emulsion on the surface of the print has numerous cracks -- the result of aging and handling.



There are numerous articles and books on President John F. Kennedy which mention a 2-week, Mediterranean boating trip that JFK -- then a Senator -- took in August, 1956, with his brother Ted Kennedy and Senator George Smathers. The trio reportedly entertained a number of women on the yacht. Jackie Kennedy was pregnant at the time and was rushed to the hospital while JFK was on the boat. Doctors performed an emergency C-section, but the infant was stillborn.

Forensic analyst Sedlik superimposed an image of Kennedy taken at the Democratic National Convention in August 1956, just days before Kennedy went on the Mediterranean cruise. Sedlik says the features from the two pics almost precisely sync up. TMZ has also had two Kennedy biographers examine the photo -- they also believe JFK is in the picture.

The photo was eventually given to a man who owned a car dealership on the East coast. The man kept it in a drawer for years, and would brag to friends he had an image of JFK on a boat with naked women. The man died 10 years ago and one of his sons inherited the photo.

Had the photo surfaced when John F. Kennedy ran for President in 1960, it could have torpedoed his run, and changed world history.
It's interesting to think if this picture had come out back then, how it would have affected his run against Nixon. What if Nixon had won? How would the Bay of Pigs played out?

Click on the link to download a higher resolution photo.

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Must be a slow day at TMZ.
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It's interesting to think if this picture had come out back then, how it would have affected his run against Nixon.
Please. Joe Kennedy would've had his mobster buddies visit whatever newspaper had the picture and it'd never see the light of day.
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Must be a slow day at TMZ.
Are you kidding? This is the biggest news story in the last 55 years..... or today.

Take your pick!

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I need to see an enlarged, higher resolution pic of the babe climbing the ladder before coming to a full determination.
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I need to see an enlarged, higher resolution pic of the babe climbing the ladder before coming to a full determination.
So that's what you call it?

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He continued the 'practices' while in the White House - with twins that worked at the WH.

Nude swimming parties when Jackie was away from the WH was the main source of recreation for Jack.

Of the 'Camelot Myth' claims he was a real family man.
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It might be JFK.

Or it might be Bigfoot.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
It might be JFK.

Or it might be Bigfoot.
Or it might be much ado about nothing

http://www.tmz.com/2009/12/28/john-f...at-nude-women/

Very slow news day.
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The only thing shocking here is that TMZ actual ran a correction.
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The only thing shocking here is that TMZ actual ran a correction.
I don't think so. I think they report sleeze, but I am amazed at how often they are correct, and how far they go to verify what they print. I'd trust them with a story over plenty of "news people" on tv.
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Fake pic or no fake pic.....JFK = Irish Stud
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I will never post a TMZ story again!

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until the next one
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The picture came from a Playboy photo shoot for an article that ran in '67.

"Charter Yacht Party: How to Have a Ball on the Briny with an Able-Bodied Complement of Ship's Belles."

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...en/?test=faces
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How is this any different from any of the 8 million other pieces of evidence that JFK was a sex-crazed stud and that the media hushed up back then because We Don't Talk About Those Things In Polite Society?

Edit: Besides the fact that this one, apparently, is a hoax.
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The media hushed it up because JFK was a media darling - at least in some parts of the country.

Reminds me of today.
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What is the media hushing up today? Dish, dish!
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The media hushed it up because JFK was a media darling - at least in some parts of the country.

Reminds me of today.
Well, if it were 1967 AND Jack, the conspiracy is bigger than we thought.
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I don't think so. I think they report sleeze, but I am amazed at how often they are correct, and how far they go to verify what they print. I'd trust them with a story over plenty of "news people" on tv.
I don't get people who still say, "It's TMZ so there's no reason to trust it." Their track record at this point makes them more reliable than the New York Times.
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Yeah, this is the first time I can remember them having to totally retract a story. Though my memory is not as good as it used to be!

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I don't get people who still say, "It's TMZ so there's no reason to trust it." Their track record at this point makes them more reliable than the New York Times.
Anything on the internet is more reliable than the New York Times.
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Anything on the internet is more reliable than the New York Times.
Wikipedia entries edited by Grundle?
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Even if it was real, the Kennedy museum in Boston would have added it to the shrine.
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What is the media hushing up today? Dish, dish!
I have it on good authority that Obama sneaks Pelosi & Read up the back stairs of the White House when Michelle is away.

Reportedly, Barack plays a fiddle while Nancy puts a saddle on Harry's back & rides him around the Oval office carpet.

At least, that's according to Beck. Of course, the facts could be wrong. It might be a can-joe rather than a fiddle.
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Wikipedia entries edited by Grundle?
Well, almost anything.
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