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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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106.

Penis Hilton    

Phony photo alert. Oh no, JFK was a stud with a sex drive just like Tiger Woods. Call the Moral Majority. Neocon men who pull NWO strings can fake wars and tank economys. But we can't have real caring leaders be studs with adulterous sex drives. No. Good is not allowed to lust. Only evil.

1674 days ago
107.

Jeannie    

So what if TMZ got it wrong for once! TMZ is still by far the most accurate and ahead-of-the-curve purveyor of all trash, I mean news, that's fit to print.

1674 days ago
108.

unbelievable    

We all told you so!

I hope you didn't pay those "experts" much money.

Before running that story, you should have run it by all of us that read TMZ. lol

After all, we seem to be able to see a fake right away while your "experts" haven't got a clue.

1674 days ago
109.

Duke    

Obvious it wasn't JFK from the get-go. JFK had attached ear lopes. Model's lobes in picture are free hanging. Maybe it's RFK––check his lobes!

1674 days ago
110.

howard    

hey harvey - what's important is that you broke the story!

the truth? not such a big deal in your world . . .

1674 days ago
111.

black folks    

damn it sux for that so called expert that you guys had on who was so damn sure the pic was legit....

loooooooooooooooooool..

his credibility is shut....it wouldnt do much for tmz's credibility though..cuz it was already at ZerO

1674 days ago
112.

a lipstick Lesbian    

What about:

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.

1674 days ago
113.

Frank    

Perhaps if you had someone at your organization who was older than 25 you would have noticed the tan lines on the woman in the foreground. Sorry guys, those lines were not consistent with 1950's swimming apparel.

1674 days ago
114.

Can of Raid    

Karma....Stick to the thirty mile zone.

In locations all over the world movie stars, music singers and nobody's posted on TMZ are laughing their asses off.

1674 days ago
115.

A7-UK    

There expert was correct, it was indeed a photo taken in 1967 so they can rest easy knowing they were not trying to spread lies.

Just goes to prove you cannot trust the tabloids... in any format.. TMZ just another tabloid webzine :-D

1674 days ago
116.

a lipstick Lesbian    

I don't get it. Was JFK assassinated or not?

1674 days ago
117.

Jon    

All you guys saying that kennedy was dead in 1967 fail to realize
that the point is the picture is doctored and kennedy is not there.

1674 days ago
118.

danica    

This is why it doesn't pay to be in the business of tearing people down. TMZ was in such a hurry to tear a DEAD man down they didn't bother to get their facts straight.

Tabloids want the dirt, no matter how they get it or if it's real or not.

Gigantic egg on the face.

1674 days ago
119.

zephyr    

Numerous people, myself included, quickly pointed out that this photo is a fake and why. Apparently we all have more expertise than your "forensic photo expert." He should find a new line of work. I shudder to think of the criminal or civil trials he may have influenced.

1674 days ago
120.

telemann    

Internet quality at work again. I wished someone would sue TMZ for libel.

1674 days ago
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