Update 01/03/10: This story (and my little blue head) was featured on CNN Headline News today!
Update: 12/31/09: JFK Library is now doing research into the photos. Will know more in a few weeks, also the media has picked up the story as well. Miss Destructo with JFK Photos on ABC News -Watch the video here! :)
Update 12/29/09: Thank you for all the great feedback on these photos. So far our greatest lead is the photographer is possibly Cecil Stoughton who was JFK’s personal photographer and lived/died in FL in his later years. I have also contacted the JFK library for further information.
Today Mr. D and I were at our favorite thrift store and we stumbled upon a collection of 8×10 original archival photos from CBS featuring design manager Lou Dorfsman (He branded CBS and designed the eye) many of the photos were labeled with “My boss Lou Dorfsman” and seemed to be of CBS staff. Then further on down the pile I stopped as my jaw dropped at the sight of President John F. Kennedy doing what seems to be an interview, many of these are candid shots printed on 8×10 with archival numbers scratched on the back in pencil.
See more photos after the jump….
We snatched up as many as we could afford, including a photo of Bob Denver (Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island) and Marlene Dietrich in her older years with Ed Katz and Lou Dorfman. The shots of JFK however are the stars of the show and are in pristine condition.
We went home to do some research and these are from the CBS Special with JFK “After Two Years – a Conversation With the President.”
It was tough leaving some of them behind as there was a whole pile of CBS photos, but at 10 Bucks a photos and us already struggling with unemployment we got the best out of the pile.
We went back later and the rest were gone, I didn’t want some random collector snatching them up to sell them to private collections or having them sit in a box for years. I plan on keeping these photos in safe keeping unless a museum or archival service wants to buy them, so please don’t email me about prices. I am a huge history buff and historical value of these means more to me than anything, hence why I am posting these photos for all to see. Enjoy!