Saturday, January 19, 2013

Mimi Alford, JFK's 19-year-old Intern


NBC's Rock Center did a profile on Mimi Alford, who was a nineteen-year-old college student when she began an eighteen month affair with forty-five-year-old President John F. Kennedy (Like Father, Like Son). Having read The Dark Side of Camelot, I was not surprised by this revelation in Mimi's new book, Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath. 

Here is how the affair began:

Mimi visited the White House when she was a senior in boarding school and a year later she received an unsolicited phone call to do an internship at the White House. After her fourth day on the job, she received a call from Dave Powers (aka. The First Friend) to join the President and two other young women for a midday swim. Later that evening, she received another call from Powers to attend a gathering in the White House. After some small talk, the President took Mimi to Jackie O's bedroom, guided her down to the bed and took her virginity.

Interestingly, the entire interview was not posted on NBC's website; therefore, you're going to have to read the book to learn about the other silicious details of their affair like when JFK had Mimi perform oral sex on one of his middle-aged friends during another midday swim at the White House.

 
Mimi Alford's Rock Center with Brian Williams (Partial) Interview