Joe and Marilyn

Joe and Marilyn

Legends in Love

Book - 2014
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Bobby and Jackie comes the riveting, true story of the passionate, volatile relationship between baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe.

When Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe eloped in January of 1954, they became an international sensation. Joe and Marilyn reveals the true inside story of these two iconic figures whose marital troubles were Hollywood legend. Though their marriage only lasted nine months, they remained close until Monroe's mysterious death in 1962 at the age of thirty-six. He had a half-dozen red roses delivered three times a week to her crypt for twenty years. According to Heymann, DiMaggio remained devoted to her until his own death in 1999.

An intimate, sensitive, shocking, and richly detailed look at two of America's biggest stars, Heymann delivers the expertise and passion for his subjects that his many fans so love. Based on extensive archival research and personal interviews with family and friends, Joe and Marilyn offers great insight into this famously tragic romance. Sixteen pages of striking photos accompany this unforgettable love.
Publisher: New York, NY : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2014.
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781439191774
1439191778
Branch Call Number: B MONROE MARILYN
Characteristics: 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Me_Tarzan
Oct 14, 2016

If you are at all interested in reading the detail-saturated, inside story behind the rough and turbulent 9-month marriage that took place (back in 1954) between famed baseball hero, Joe DiMaggio, and famed movie-screen siren, Marilyn Monroe - Then this well-researched work of non-fiction, called "Legends In Love", will, most certainly, open your eyes up to a highly-publicized celebrity-union that was far from being "made-in-heaven".

Providing the ever-curios reader with all of the essential facts & figures - Author David Heymann weaves a truly engrossing, real-life tale of a volatile relationship between 2 clearly incompatible super-stars who really couldn't have been more the opposite to one another than night and day.

At the time of their marriage - Monroe was 28 and DiMaggio was 40.

(*Be sure to watch "DiMaggio/Monroe" video-clip*)

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cat13
Sep 07, 2014

Fascinating reading with the emphasis on Joe DiMaggio life with and without Marilyn Monroe.

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