President Kennedy had a wholesome, widely discussed, and largely deserved reputation for his interest in women.... But no President, however young and energetic, could possibly have gotten around to all the ladies in Washington, New York, and Hollywood who made claim to his affections after he died.... Such was the force of Jack Kennedy and the manner of his death that anyone associated with him, even the pretenders, assumed added glamour and interest.
Barbara Howar (b. 1934), U.S. socialite and author. Laughing All the Way, ch. 4 (1973).
President John F. Kennedy was generally believed to have been sexually involved with many women in addition to his wife. Howar was a Washington social luminary who knew many Kennedy "insiders"—and many who only claimed to be.