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The JFK Photo That Could Have Changed History

12/28/2009 4:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a never-before published photograph which appears to show John F. Kennedy on a boat filled with naked women -- it's a photo that could have altered world events.

John F. Kennedy Photograph
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.

A forensic photo expert says the print appears to be authentic. The expert 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.

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 an the boat. Doctors performed an emergency C-section, but the infant was stillborn.

A forensic analyst superimposed an image of Kennedy taken at the Democratic National Convention in August 1956, just days before Kennedy went on the Mediterranean cruise. The analyst says the features from the two pics almost precisely sync up. TMZ has also had two Kennedy biographers examine the photo -- they also believe JFK is in the picture.

The photo was eventually given to a man who owned a car dealership on the East coast. The man kept it in a drawer for years, and would brag to friends he had an image of JFK on a boat with naked women. The man died 10 years ago and one of his sons inherited the photo.

Had the photo surfaced when John F. Kennedy ran for President in 1960, it could have torpedoed his run, and changed world history.

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you should see his autopsy photos and Video on

1730 days ago


While I'm up all you rug rats. FIRST I make sex feel so good you will recreate for yourselves and not become extinct. Adam and Eve were a pain in the ass. Worse than building a Chopper. (right Jesse) Then what happens, you screw yourselves out of food and shelter and resources, COOL and REAL SMART. What's a Creator TO DO? I guess until the next Planet grows up......It will be a Sturgis Rally with Mikey of OCC and Paul Reubins and Rihanna. Jesse, turn off the lights for me and say high to your beach!

1730 days ago


please theres nt a man out there that would nothave done anything to b on that boat , as far as men bring called pigs . those women do not looked chained up and seem to be having a very happy time why alwyays blame the man when the girl puts her hooch in your face ?

1730 days ago


No straight man would leave five beautiful sexy azz naked women with big juicy titties alone unless he was dead or gay!!! #2, There would be zero interest in reading or napping while any of them were nude. #3, He'd keep at least one nude hottie by his side at all times.

Who believes any straight man would invite beautiful naked women onto their yacht and NOT spend every waking moment enjoying the scenes and humping the sh*t of them? Come on!!

1730 days ago


I need a fking secretary, there is so much I want you to know, and I'm such a shtty typer, and there is so little time left. (note to self...Subject---Overpopulation. Thinking............................................ Solution---tell them to just go screw themselves, but not their neighbors. Tell them -See 2ND Great Commandment. Observe response.

1730 days ago


JFK vs Berlusconi, what a match!!!!!!!!!

1730 days ago

ws chamberlain    

Americans are SO provincial. Don't you know that for decades almost all young European women in Mediterranean go topless at the beach and on yachts?

1730 days ago


SAG......Thanks for doing the hard part. Anyone can write a book. TMZ, cash in on them while the getting is good. They need you too, to keep the rest of us from getting bored to death with their crappy movies. (Note to self--Subject--Self preservation--Solution--Thinking..........................Conclusion. Always take both sides of an issue (Tell them, see Congress)

1730 days ago


Why in the world would TMZ waste anyone's time posing an alleged photo of someone who has been dead for 46 years?

I mean seriously, who cares?

1730 days ago


It just shows you that all the Kennedy men werent as great as Americans have thought..He was a man whore!

1730 days ago


Eat your heart out TIGER! I wonder if the car dealer who had the photo was a registered Democrat?

1730 days ago


What a joke -

let me tell you men in JFK's league were supposed to behave badly with style back then. You'd treat the ladies (hired or not) with some courtesy, and staring at them in this situation or shouting comments like: "Nice hooters!" wasn't the thing to do.

1730 days ago


Yes, altered events, we would have never gone to the moon, the US probably could have screwed up much worse in the 60s and come out by the 1980s a third-world power.

Geez give me a break. I'm a Republican and even I realize Kennedy did some good things.

As to the first poster "glad" he was assassinated, he was a US President, if this were more recent had you said that about Bush or Clinton you'd have instant FBI file for that remark. I hope a bag full of karma comes down on you. You're a 'big man' posting that behind the screen of a computer, let's see you do that in public.

1730 days ago


The Kennedy's were basically white-trash with money. JFK had watched Papa Joe's whoremongering and thought that was how you lived. Wasn't his fault, really...
Who knows if this photo is legitimate? I find it hard to believe the lid stayed put on it all these years.

1730 days ago

Fred Farkel    

To those who cannot believe that JFK would be sitting there reading a book with all that partying going on around him???


If JFK was the party animal that he is alleged to be, then yeah... when you've already had 1,000 pieces of tail in your young life... then sitting there reading a book is exactly the way you behave when a woman takes her top off.


1730 days ago
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