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Paramour of Kennedy Is Writing a Book (JFK's intern)
NY Times ^ | 5/22/2009 | MOTOKO RICH

Posted on 05/23/2009 10:33:58 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies

Mimi Beardsley Alford, a retired New York church administrator who had an affair with John F. Kennedy while she was an intern in the White House, is breaking a silence of more than 40 years to tell her story in a memoir to be published by Random House.

Ms. Alford’s secret was initially divulged six years ago when a biography of Kennedy was published with portions from a 1964 oral history that described the president’s 18-month sexual affair with a young intern named Mimi Beardsley. The Daily News tracked her down and discovered that she was Marion Fahnestock, who was divorced, working for the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church and living in Manhattan. At the time, she gave a short statement confirming that she was “involved in a sexual relationship” with Kennedy from June 1962 to November 1963.

Ms. Alford, 66, who in the years since the disclosure had married Richard Alford, a former sports marketing executive, has not spoken about her affair since the statement. Before that, she had not even told her parents or her children. Now she is working on a memoir, to be titled “Once Upon a Secret,” about the consequences of hiding such an explosive past for so long.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alford; bimboeruption; bookdeal; jfk; kennedy; kennedyfamily; memoir; mimi; mimibeardsley; presidents
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1 posted on 05/23/2009 10:33:58 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I would imagine she needs the money now.


2 posted on 05/23/2009 10:36:33 AM PDT by LiberConservative
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Mimi Beardsley in 1963

3 posted on 05/23/2009 10:36:35 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me...let's talk about you, what do you think of me?")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Mark Reiter, Ms. Alford’s agent, said that Ms. Alford, who was just 19 when the affair with Kennedy started, was stunned by the tabloid takeover of her life in 2003. “As she thought about it, she said, ‘This is a story that I’d like to take control of, rather than have somebody else tell my side of it,’ ” Mr. Reiter said. Ms. Alford declined to comment.

Well, actually ... that sounds about right.

4 posted on 05/23/2009 10:37:49 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

she appears to be younger than monica...


5 posted on 05/23/2009 10:37:57 AM PDT by robomatik
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Money?


6 posted on 05/23/2009 10:39:14 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
from a 1964 oral history

Indeed!

7 posted on 05/23/2009 10:40:19 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Bookmark


8 posted on 05/23/2009 10:40:27 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

That is so last century


9 posted on 05/23/2009 10:40:28 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: robomatik

It’s too bad Mary Jo K. cant write her biography.


10 posted on 05/23/2009 10:42:06 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Here's some more info...
At the age of 19 she was one of a harem of young girls hired by the press office principally to be at the president's disposal. She was flown around the country on air force planes so that she was on hand for JFK on his travels.

She was even spotted crouching in his limousine during the president's 1962 summit with Harold Macmillan in the Bahamas, where the two leaders discussed British use of the Polaris nuclear missile.

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The press aide, Barbara Gamarekian, described life in JFK's White House to a researcher in 1964, but referred to the intern only as Mimi, and asked for the section about her to be kept secret.

She said Mimi had gone to the same exclusive girls' college as Jacqueline Kennedy and was editor of the college paper when she came to White House in 1961 to write a profile of the first lady. Mrs Kennedy was too busy to see her, but "apparently the president did meet her on this visit", Mrs Gamarekian said. "He had more time than Mrs Kennedy."

On the president's instructions, the White House press office hired Ms Beardsley despite her evident lack of qualifications. "Mimi had no skills. She couldn't type," Mrs Gamarekian said. "She could answer the phone and she could handle messages and things but she was not really a great asset to us."

Nevertheless, the 19-year old ingenue was one of a group of girls that was invited to pool parties and went on presidential trips. "We all went on trips one time or another, but Mimi, who obviously couldn't perform any function at all, made all the trips," Mrs Gamarekian said.

Source


11 posted on 05/23/2009 10:42:07 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me...let's talk about you, what do you think of me?")
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To: robomatik

What is it that infects the RAT presidents when it comes to using and abusing interns? When will we read that Hussein has the same problem? Does anyone know how many female interns are now awaiting their turn at fame and fortune, later publishing their “memoires” of their “exciting experiences” at the WH? Both JFK and WJC had priapus non-interruptus while in the Oval Office and should be remembered that way—as pure scoundrels.


12 posted on 05/23/2009 10:46:44 AM PDT by Paulus Invictus
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Degenerates.


13 posted on 05/23/2009 10:46:58 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

This oughta be good enough fodder for other presidents to claim only the bad boys make the best presidents.

Kennedy was a slimeball. Camelot my ass..., more like Peyton Place.


14 posted on 05/23/2009 10:48:24 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Seven figures paid for this book? She was just one of a long list of women that this horndog president had an affair with.

Why would anyone care to read about it anyway!

15 posted on 05/23/2009 10:49:11 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

According to sources I have read or talked to, Kennedy slept with at least a couple of different women every day. He had a bad case of satyriasis.

So, we could have quite a few of these memoirs if they all decided to open up about it. In fact, it’s rather surprising that no one has done this before.


16 posted on 05/23/2009 10:50:10 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Paulus Invictus
"Both JFK and WJC had priapus non-interruptus while in the Oval Office and should be remembered that way—as pure scoundrels."

they are remembered that way (in my household at least). how did you know i wasn't talking about monica smith, or jones? ;^)

17 posted on 05/23/2009 10:52:19 AM PDT by robomatik
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Miss Porter’s School is not a college. It is an exclusive college preparatory school for girls. In other words a high school (although private and primarily for rich and upper middle class young women living the east coast trying to get into the “best” east coast colleges”.


18 posted on 05/23/2009 10:53:59 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: robomatik
she appears to be younger than monica...

At 19, she was. Monica was a late 20 when her affair with Clinton began.

19 posted on 05/23/2009 10:56:26 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Does she still have the blue dress? We need DNA proof.


20 posted on 05/23/2009 10:57:48 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: DoughtyOne; Cicero

Came-alot.


21 posted on 05/23/2009 11:02:00 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: Cicero

He took steroids for his Addison’s Disease. I think an increased sex drive is one of the side effects.


22 posted on 05/23/2009 11:04:22 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

I guess her mother and father’s strict upbringing of warnings against sleeping with married men didn’t sink into to well!


23 posted on 05/23/2009 11:04:52 AM PDT by classified
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To: Maine Mariner
How did you make the Miss Porter's connection?

Since the girl was 19, I thought she might have been at Sweetbriar or Vassar when recruited.

24 posted on 05/23/2009 11:09:02 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me...let's talk about you, what do you think of me?")
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To: Paulus Invictus; okie01

JF'nK: "Interns, young man, interns. Ask not what you can do for them; ask them to do for you!"

25 posted on 05/23/2009 11:09:13 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Now, if this story involved Limbaugh or McCain it mite have legs, OTW nothing here, move on. RATS


26 posted on 05/23/2009 11:11:58 AM PDT by Waco (Libs exhale too much.)
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To: Maine Mariner
I see the connection the NYTimes article identified Miss Porter's and The Age said it was the same "college."

Since The Age is an Australian paper, I can only speculate that they aren't familiar with New England prep schools.

27 posted on 05/23/2009 11:12:56 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me...let's talk about you, what do you think of me?")
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To: Charles Henrickson

That may just be the funniest thing I’ve ever seen on FR. LOL.


28 posted on 05/23/2009 11:18:12 AM PDT by library user
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To: Charles Henrickson

That’s about it.


29 posted on 05/23/2009 11:20:00 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: robomatik; SonOfDarkSkies

Nice pearl necklace she’s sporting.


30 posted on 05/23/2009 11:21:42 AM PDT by library user
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Mrs Kennedy was too busy to see her, but “apparently the president did meet her on this visit”, Mrs Gamarekian said. “He had more time than Mrs Kennedy.”

Mrs Kennedy was kept busy polishing that Camelot smokescreen while JFK did the deeds that kept her busy.


31 posted on 05/23/2009 11:22:01 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Paramour of Kennedy Is Writing a Book (JFK's intern)

Jackie thought it was a "power mower" that Jack was riding every weekend.

32 posted on 05/23/2009 11:25:05 AM PDT by x (Ba-bum-bump. I'll be here all week! Try the veal!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

She looks like Jackie. Given the timeframe, no wonder Marilyn Monroe was PO’ed at Jack especially when she left her film, flew to NY, wore that tightfitting sequined dress and say “Happy Birthday, Mr. President!” And Bobby stepped in and took off where Jack left off with Marilyn. Bobby was the consolation prize. The question is: whose underwear did Jackie find in the couch? Mimi’s, Marilyn’s, Judi’s (Exner) or Jackie’s? Remember the statement from Jack to the Brits:

“Once he (Jack) startled two proper Britons, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan and Foreign Minister R.A.B. Butler, during a 1962 conference in Nassau by casually confiding that if he went too long without a woman, he suffered severe headaches.”


33 posted on 05/23/2009 11:27:39 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: Charles Henrickson; library user

A gem indeed. So often the quips here are simply untoppable.


34 posted on 05/23/2009 11:29:46 AM PDT by jobim
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To: Paulus Invictus
When will we read that Hussein has the same problem?

Obama would probably use male interns.

35 posted on 05/23/2009 11:30:34 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
"She was even spotted crouching in his limousine during the president's 1962 summit with Harold Macmillan in the Bahamas, where the two leaders discussed British use of the Polaris nuclear missile."

Harry was a randy bird, wasn't he ?

36 posted on 05/23/2009 11:31:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: lilylangtree

I think she is dressed like Jackie but to me Jackie was much more interesting looking.


37 posted on 05/23/2009 11:32:24 AM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
See that is the greatness of the Kennedy's at work - they had a sweeping sense of history.

They upheld American greatness by incorporating both the Eastern concept of a "harem" with the European monarchy idea of "droit du seigneur" - the ability of the king to sleep with whomever he wanted.

38 posted on 05/23/2009 11:32:55 AM PDT by ikka (Brother, you asked for it!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Gee, maybe Monica will write a book 40 years from now.


39 posted on 05/23/2009 11:33:49 AM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
was editor of the college paper... "Mimi had no skills. She couldn't type,"

Sounds like our presi_ent, who was an editor and can't write.

As they say, good enough for government work.

40 posted on 05/23/2009 11:35:07 AM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: lilylangtree
whose underwear did Jackie find in the couch?

The Canoodlin' Mistress Crisis.

41 posted on 05/23/2009 11:35:51 AM PDT by Charles Henrickson (JF'nK.)
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To: library user
"Nice pearl necklace she is sporting."

har har! roflmao! good one.

42 posted on 05/23/2009 11:40:53 AM PDT by robomatik
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To: Cicero

While not doubting your word or your sources, I do have to ask how Kennedy could have done so when his medical condition(s) apparently were quite severe. See this article
www.nytimes.com/2002/11/17/us/in-jfk-file-hidden-illness-pain-and-pills.html?pagewanted=all


43 posted on 05/23/2009 11:43:50 AM PDT by miele man
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Your tag line is a scream although I wish it were not true.


44 posted on 05/23/2009 11:47:28 AM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man

Thx!;-)


45 posted on 05/23/2009 11:49:59 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama: "Enough about me...let's talk about you, what do you think of me?")
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To: Cicero
He never "slept" with any of them...

Judith Campbell Exner said Jack was there to be "serviced", in other words BJs just like Billy Jeff.

46 posted on 05/23/2009 11:59:35 AM PDT by metesky (My retirement fund is holding steady @ $.05 a can.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

“Boys Nation” my A$$. More like pervert’s nation. Go screw on your own time, not on my time clock and the rest of the peoples.


47 posted on 05/23/2009 12:19:19 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Mimi, who obviously couldn't perform any function at all..

Clearly untrue.

48 posted on 05/23/2009 12:33:34 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
Wow,I am surprised,she certainly is a “plain jane” with an upper lip as long as her nose. I thought he was more interested in "lookers".
49 posted on 05/23/2009 12:43:03 PM PDT by saradippity
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she certainly is a “plain jane”

And as a result she would be more likely to be eagerly available to "service" JFK whenever he decided he was in the mood. Much like Monica. A beautiful woman would have more pride (and better options).

50 posted on 05/23/2009 12:52:32 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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