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Marilyn, Joe & Me: June DiMaggio Tells It Like It Was

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Now in her late 70s, June DiMaggio, niece of baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and a dear friend of Marilyn Monroe for 11 years, tells untold stories of the two legendary, very private stars that are insightful and engaging.The DiMaggio family has always been very private. In fact, no book has ever been written by a member of Joe DiMaggio's clan until now.June has been around celebrities all her life. A star in her own right, June befriended Marilyn and other Hollywood stars in the '50s. Candid and charming, June ...
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Now in her late 70s, June DiMaggio, niece of baseball legend Joe DiMaggio and a dear friend of Marilyn Monroe for 11 years, tells untold stories of the two legendary, very private stars that are insightful and engaging.The DiMaggio family has always been very private. In fact, no book has ever been written by a member of Joe DiMaggio's clan until now.June has been around celebrities all her life. A star in her own right, June befriended Marilyn and other Hollywood stars in the '50s. Candid and charming, June tells it the way it was: She sets the record straight, and she pulls no punches in describing Hollywood behind the glitz and glitter of the studios and cameras.She well understood-as did Joe and his family-that the real Marilyn Monroe was more than a movie star and sex symbol. June helps us see Monroe for who she was--intelligent, warm, funny, generous of spirit, good-hearted, well-read, articulate and a delightful, loving friend.And that her death was anything but suicide.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781883955632
  • Publisher: Penmarin Books
  • Publication date: 10/16/2006
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2006

    An Apparent Hoax

    This ghost-written piece appears to be just another work of fiction exploiting Marilyn Monroe in death. June DiMaggio's account provides no documentation or corroboration, offering no credibility. In fact, many of her claims are contradicted by more accurately documented biographies. The author fails to provide photographic evidence of a connection with her subject. DiMaggio appears to be responding to the many decades of allegations and conspiracy theories begun by Robert Slatzer. At this point, anyone can write a book claiming to be Marilyn's confidante, whom she contacted just before death to disclose 'dark secrets.' There are a multitude of 'memoirs' claiming to the 'last contact' with MM and offering definitive explanation of her death of course, they all contradict each other with their versions of 'the truth.' Overall, this seems an irreverent and disrespectful treatment of a beloved American legend. Joe DiMaggio would be appalled. Author Ernest Cunningham ('The Ultimate Marilyn')& Mark Bellinghaus have a website explaining the hoax. It's worth visiting before deciding to purchase this book. I recommend passing on this and investing in a credible biography by a well-reputed author such as the ones by the subject's half-sister Bernice Miracle or friend Norman Rosten, the poet.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2006

    COMPLETELY FRAUDULENT!

    Any true fan of Marilyn Monroe can easily dispute June Dimaggio's claims in this far-fetched and extremely fictional account. Please read the forum located on this page to learn the truth about the author and her connection with the fraudulent Queen Mary exhibit. She is completely dishonest and insulting to someone she never even knew. Personally, I am appalled to see another scheme attempting to rake in money from the name Marilyn Monroe. Unfortunately for the Jeanne Carmens, Robert Slatzers, and June Dimaggios of the world, Marilyns fans are smarter than you think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2006

    Revealing the Untold Marilyn Monroe

    This book is a joy to read and shows Marilyn and Joe in a human light, not the show-biz personna that has permeated most other books over the decades. This is told by a family member who had first hand knowledge of both people and what they were really like. Additionally, it has many photos that have never before been seen or published of these two famous people. There are also many other stories of Hollywood celebs that June met and worked with during the 50's and 60's including Barbara Stanwyck, Jeanette MacDonald, Ann Sothern, Hoagy Carmichael, and Howard Hughes among others.

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