Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 1, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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.
 

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Meticulously researched, this very well written, insightful book provided details into the lives of two incredibly complex super stars. Volatile, turbulent, obsessive, damaged, dysfunctional ... Read full review

JOE AND MARILYN: Legends in Love

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A posthumous work about the star-crossed lovers by the biographer of Kennedys and others.Once again, we enter the disturbing world of Marilyn Monroe: the childhood, adolescence, marriages, drugs ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
15
Section 3
25
Section 4
46
Section 5
71
Section 6
88
Section 7
107
Section 8
120
Section 13
217
Section 14
235
Section 15
241
Section 16
260
Section 17
276
Section 18
298
Section 19
318
Section 20
340

Section 9
138
Section 10
157
Section 11
176
Section 12
196
Section 21
363
Section 22
376
Section 23
395
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C. David Heymann (1945-2012) is the author of several New York Times bestselling biographies, including Bobby and Jackie, American Legacy, The Georgetown Ladies' Social Club, and RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy. He lived in Manhattan.

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