Wonder what you would find if you frisked the belongings of a deceased car dealership owner on the East Coast?
Answer: A photograph that could have changed history.
Haha, are we really that surprised? I’m not. TMZ reports:
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.
Here’s the real sleazy/dirt-bag part about this photograph:
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.
Tisk, tisk, tisk… In the words of someone who commented on this story: This image would make a nice Kennedy commemorative plate or coin.
In order to keep my blog viewer friendly I decided to blur out certain ‘areas’ of the photograph. If you would like to view the original photograph, click here.
Side-Note: How come I’m never invited to these type of yacht parties!? Haha.
*UPDATE* – December 28, 2009
The Smoking Gun reports the image was a fake.