Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love

Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love

by C. David Heymann
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Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love by C. David Heymann

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439191798
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 82,399
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

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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Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Joe and Marilyn is a very good book. The research is excellent and the delivery of the story is interesting and easy to follow. I came away from the book knowing much more about two American icons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have ever read C. David Heymann's books, you know that he does extraordinary research and pass that information along in a very informative, creative, and interesting way. Joe and Marilyn is no different. Heymann takes two larger than life American icons and their bigger than life romance and delivers quiet the book. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought I would read about their careers and their romance. Instead, we read about how they became the iconic legends they were and what drew them together. Did not want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a few days. Extremely detailed and through all their difficulties Mr. DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe dealt with, their love for one another never ceased. Although her death was a tragedy, it surely was true love between them, and that love never died.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had no idea that Joe was so self centered and treated women so badly. Every one remembers that he sent flowers to Marilyn after her death! So you get the impression that he was caring. I am not done reading the book, I always have 3 or more books that I'm reading at a time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YEAH I JUST GOT THROUGH REDING THIS BOOK AND ITS TOUCHING AND ALSO I WILL ADD THE AUTHOR REALLY DID NOT FOCUS ON HOW THE KENNEDYS KILLED MARILYN.I HAVE READ SO MANY BOOKS ON MARILYN AND THIS AUTHOUR WASNT COMPLETELY TRUTHFUL ABOUT THE DEATH OF MARILYN
Mickey52 More than 1 year ago
What should have been a wonderful book about a great love story turned out to be a HUGE disappointment!  There is a large section of  chapter-by-chapter notes at the back of the book, but were they ever even looked at?   The book is full of factual errors, inaccurate  quotes, and the same old hack-job that seems to the norm these days when writing about Marilyn Monroe.  For example, John Huston  is claimed to be the director of "Ladies of the Chorus",  instead of "The Asphault Jungle".  When you have a 'NYC TImes Bestselling  Author' making simple, easy-to-check errors like this, credibility goes right out the window.  There are quotes from 'interviews' with  people who've claimed friendships to MM who her REAL friends have repeatedly discredited over the years, most notably a certain actress who suddenly appeared out of the woodwork along with the late Robert Slatzer, who falsely claimed he was actually married to  Marilyn in 1953!   Joe is dealt with in a slightly better light, but even that's not saying much...There are eight pages of black-and-white photos; with only TWO of Joe & Marilyn together - one being a grainy, unflattering news photo taken on their January 14, 1954 wedding day. I couldn't wait to pack this one up and return it...  Maybe someday someone will REALLY write the story of these Legends in Love.  They - and their love -deserve better than this.      
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