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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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91.

Jane    

Someone at TMZ needs to either learn how to write a lead sentence in a story or check their facts. Was the photo taken in 1967? If so, that is the best looking corpse I have ever seen, especially being left out in the sun. Or was the photo taken before JFK's death but not run until 1967? Someone's has been very sloppy in reporting this. Also, don't assume that JFK's career would have been shot down if the picture (assuming it is authentic) had appeared. The relationship between the press and politicians was much, much different than it is today. If it was taken during the presidency and had come to the attention of J. Edgar Hoover, he would have used it for leverage with JFK as he did with others. It was a different time in history in regards to scandals. Watergate was probably where the change between the press and presidency made a u-turn.

1655 days ago
92.

tannabgood    

Harvey, Harvey, Harvey. Everytime you take a step toward more legitimate news reporting, ie; being ahead of everyone on MJ, you fall back like three steps with crap like this.

Did you really need a story that bad? Good grief.

I like you guys but maybe you and your crew have finally jumped the proverbial shark and should quit while you still have some face left to save.

1655 days ago
93.

sketchartist    

I that hope TMZ's "forensic expert" Prof. Sedlik is not testifying in any poor slob's murder trial. He is the type of "pay me to say it" witness who can cause someone to be convicted when they are innocent.

1655 days ago
94.

tennis    

No words TMZ no words! You guys would put anything out there just to say you saw it first here.

1655 days ago
95.

Dan    

Check www.thesmokinggun.com They already have the original article posted from '67....

1655 days ago
96.

CVS Whore    

The tan line on the ass on the right is too skimpy to match circa- 1956 bathing suits.

1655 days ago
97.

JoJo Dancer    

Man, some of you people are really stupid. It doesn't matter that he was killed in 1963 because the photo is of him in the photo is a fake anyway. There is nothing on the photo that says it's from 1967. Some idiot just tried to pass of an old photo as having JFK in it. I've seen it done with Lincoln before as well.

Got to give credit to the people who saw the tan lines. I thought the tan line shape was odd for the type of swim wear common during the 50s.

1655 days ago
98.

jeff    

I checked close and can confirm that the boobs are real

1655 days ago
99.

?????    

@PT 84. You must work for TMZ. The other site is not running the story because it's NOT a story!

1655 days ago
100.

Joe    

Dumb-asses! Now please quietly go away. You are an embarrassment to true journalism and a blight on society. The world is better off without you.

1655 days ago
101.

alreadybad    

tmz got punked big time!!!!!

1655 days ago
102.

Lori    

It says that Playboy says that it was used in '67, It doesn't say that it was taken in '67. Ther is a difference!!

1655 days ago
103.

PolarBear    

Last time the TMZ mall rat videographers ran an article that was a compliment to anyone? Never. Glad the photo issue has been resolved, now all the population can refocus on removing the Federal Reserve from the White House and paying attention to how the US is being sold out to Ponzi scheme banks.

1655 days ago
104.

AG    

Sorry -- already confirmed on "Drudge Report" as Playboy shoot.

But I tells ya -- it's JFK!

1655 days ago
105.

j3rk    

What a fail...

1655 days ago
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