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When they eloped in early 1954, it was if a god and a goddess had descended from Mount Olympus: "Yankee Clipper" Joe DiMaggio was a baseball living legend and actress Marilyn Monroe was the very epitome of innocent female sexual energy. The marriage lasted only 274 days, but in its media afterlife, it thrived long after the bombshell's tragic 1962 death. In his latest book, celebrity biographer C. David Heymann (Bobby and Jackie; Liz; A Woman Named Jackie) describes the fatal crossing of two major stars.