Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio in Australian Women’s Weekly

Marilyn’s star-crossed romance with Joe DiMaggio is the subject of an 8-page article by Olivia Wallace in the latest issue of spin-off magazine Australian Women’s Weekly: Icons (#16, with Sophia Loren and Cary Grant on the cover.)

“‘The greatest woman in the world and the greatest guy in the world … I don’t think it was a surprise at all,’ quipped Joe’s teammate Jerry Coleman, after met on a blind double date … causing Marilyn’s friend David March, who was also there, to joke, ‘You could almost hear Mr. DiMaggio going to pieces.’

‘The truth is we were very much alike,’ Marilyn sighed. ‘My publicity, like Joe’s greatness, is something on the outside. It has nothing to do with what we actually are … What Joe is to me is a man whose looks, and character, I love with all my heart.'”

Thanks to Cheryl at Marilyn Remembered