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Man in Photo is Not JFK

12/28/2009 2:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ received an email from someone who said the photo we posted showing a man appearing to be John F. Kennedy on a yacht with naked women was actually a photo from a 1967 Playboy photo shoot.



We have contacted Playboy and a rep says the photo did indeed run in one of its 1967 issues. We are trying to get a copy and will update as soon as we get the info.

UPDATE: 2:34 PM ET
We've now confirmed the photo was part of a Playboy spread in 1967. The image published in Playboy was published in color.

UPDATE: 1:11 PM ET
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." She says the photo was taken on one of the islands that make up the Grenadines (Petit Rameau).

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Balloon Dude    

Play off TMZ, Keyboard Cat!

1709 days ago
212.

Candy    

Love how everyone is so riled up at TMZ! Keep posting and giving them ad clicks, that will show 'em! ;)

1709 days ago
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Mrs. Harvey Levin    

It was Monday in Los Angels and we were working the day watch out of Bunco Forgery. A call came in from a concerned citizen about a web site that had been so punked we laughed till I peed my pants.

1709 days ago
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Jay    

I heard that James Cameron used his 3D technology to fake this photo and make TMZ and their "expert" look like fools.

1709 days ago
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CHISPA    

Kinda obvious that those weren't 1950s tan lines. Duh.

1709 days ago
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Candy    

What is with all the 70s tan line comments? Is it bC of the big 70s bushes that people had bigger suits?

1709 days ago
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Suze    

Hey TMZ....hope you got your money back....it seems your "experts" are lacking in expertise. Not to be a Monday morning quarterback or anything....I thought it was odd that the photo was damaged EXACTLY at "JFKs" head. LOL...guess my gut feeling was correct.

1709 days ago
218.

Sam    

LMAO at TMZ consulting multiple "experts" to substantiate the lie. A simple reverse image search would've sufficed at confirming this is a hoax!

The Smoking Gun just humiliated you on their site, BTW, and your FAIL is currently one of the most popular stories on Twitter and Facebook.

Harvey Levin, you are laughable.

1709 days ago
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UberUnderKover    

You Fools! Don't you realize that the Kennedy Clan has engaged in a cover-up of the cover-up? JFK gets photo'd w/ a bunch of naked chicks, and they know this photo might surface someday and ruin his saintly image (worth a lot of $ in residuals!! and in Party Loyalty!). So to keep the photo under wraps, they decide to hide it in plain sight! They have Hugh Heffner publish it in Playboy in '67, only it's "mislabeled," so that when the genuine photo surfaces (which it now has), they can point to the Playboy publication and have plausible deniability. The best way to hide something is just to mis-identify it and put it in plain sight! A mystery cleverly wrapped in an enigma!

1709 days ago
220.

bob    

OMG JFK was still alive and his death was a hoax!

1709 days ago
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mike    

if the photo is not altered and you just thought it was jfk,and you were going to make a fortune well your just dumb, i thought it was mickey mantle, if real you are talking millions , i bet you also knew that$$$$$$$$$ shame so you were really tring to shaft someone

1709 days ago
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mike    

it seems that you were only trying to profit, because you know if the pic was real , which was confirmed by your experts, its worth at least 100k or more, im sure you lapped it up and didnt even check it out losers

1709 days ago
223.

LongJohn69    

TMZ...first with the news, even if they have to make it up!

1709 days ago
224.

walruscow1    

1967, pics from an adult magazine, hidden under beds.

2010, available for 7 year olds to see.

And the media will next talk about the demoralization of society that no-one can figure out.

1709 days ago
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norjay    

Did I miss something? Was there an apology in there anywhere? This is pretty low. Shame on you.

1709 days ago
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