Photo of JFK on a Boat With Naked Women?
December 28, 2009
(ChattahBox) – Here’s a story that probably falls under the category of let sleeping dogs lie, but also is a great backdrop to the Tiger Woods scandal and how times have changed in this electronic age. TMZ has released a previously unpublished photo that looks like a scene from the Playboy Mansion back in the day. The photo was found by a man who inherited it from his father a car dealer who used to delight in showing it off. The beat up photo appears to show John F. Kennedy tanning on a boat in the Mediterranean, as two naked women jump off into the ocean, and two more tan in the nude on the upper deck. History seems to confirm the Mediterranean boat trip that then-senator JFK took with brother Ted Kennedy and Senator George Smathers in 1956. The photo itself has been supposedly authenticated by multiple experts as real and there is separate confirmation that it is JFK onboard. At the time of the trip, Jackie Kennedy was pregnant, and had an emergency C-section that resulted in a stillborn child while JFK was on the boat. The picture could have, as TMZ put it, “torpedoed” Kennedy’s presidential run if it had surfaced during the 1960 presidential election.
Update: My reference to Playboy might have been dead on. A rep from Playboy tells TMZ the photo ran as part of story titled, “Playboy’s Charter Yacht Party: How to Have a Ball on the Briny with an Able-Bodies Complement of Ship’s Belles.”