Thursday, January 13, 2011

opposites attract

their marriage lasted 9 months. some of their respective fans may have wished for a child of their union but alas, a bombshell ball player did not come of the short love story between di maggio and monroe.

'DiMaggio contacted his press agent and the two stars were set up on a date. Marilyn showed up late -- two hours late -- and was supposedly cool until joined by actor Mickey Rooney, who spotted the couple across the room. Rooney, a baseball fan, began regaling DiMaggio’s exploits. Rooney’s fawning is said to have piqued Marilyn’s interest.'

Marilyn drove Joe home that night. In his book, "Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio?" writer Maury Allen reports that Marilyn said to Joe, "I’m sorry I don’t know anything about baseball." DiMaggio replied, "That’s all right. I don’t know much about movies."

joe was known as 'the yankee clipper.' marilyn's star was on the rise. she was about to learn something new about fame:

'They spent their honeymoon in Japan, where 100,000 US troops turned out to meet them. Afterwards, Monroe commented: "I have never heard so much cheering." DiMaggio replied knowingly: "I have."'

joe was reclusive and marilyn was quite the opposite. i am sure that combination unhinged many a couple.

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