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Marilyn weds Joe DiMaggio

On January 14, 1954, the dream couple, actress and model Marilyn Monroe and baseball star Joe DiMaggio were married at San Francisco City Hall. As earlier Monroe had shared their wedding plans with somebody at her film studio, the city hall was invaded by the press. Sadly, the marriage of the celebrated stars was a rocky one and they were divorced even the same year in October as DiMaggio could not cope with the effect his sexy wife had on people. When Marilyn died of drug overdose at 36 DiMaggio organized her ex-wife’s funeral, sending roses to her grave until he passed away in 1999.

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The Daily News front page reporting on the significant event.

Marilyn Monroe Kissing Joe DiMaggio

Monroe and DiMaggio kissing each other at their wedding, San Francisco City Hall.

Marilyn Monroe-Photo Gallery

Marilyn Monroe With Joe Dimaggio

Marilyn Monroe and her husband Joe DiMaggio leaving the town hall after their wedding. San Francisco, 14th January 1954.

 

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