Gossip site TMZ recently ran with an exclusive story that an old photo of John F Kennedy (chilling nonchalant on a yacht with several naked women), saying that the image “could have altered world events”.
Turns out that the photo may be a hoax and that the image was part of a spread featured in a 1967 issue of Playboy magazine. Here’s the colour version.
The photo was reported to be kept in a drawer by a man who owned a car dealership, but according to TheSmokingGun.com the photo actually originates in Playboy:
“According to the caption accompanying the Playboy photo spread, four couples were enjoying themselves on a trip to Petit Rameau, an island in the Grenadines. As “Andy” sunned himself on deck, “Elaine” dove naked into the water while “Roxanna” provocatively shimmied up a ladder. In an interview, Larry Dale Gordon, the Playboy photographer who took the yacht image, said that the man TMZ identified as Kennedy was a “paid model,” as were the naked women featured in the shot.” [The Smoking Gun]
You shimmy up that ladder “Roxanna”.
Go check HERE for more info and images from the Playboy article and decided whether TMZ has fallen for a hoax or they just spiced things up a bit hey.