Marilyn, Joe & Me:
June DiMaggio Tells It Like It Was
Auteurs: June DiMaggio, Mary Jane Popp
Date de sortie: novembre 2006
Broché 224 pages
Éditeur: Penmarin Books
Prix éditeur: 22 Euros
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Présentation: At long last, 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, fun and engaging. She also reveals what her family knew all along: Marilyn was more than a movie star and sex symbol... And her death was anything but suicide.
The DiMaggio family was very private then, and still is today. In fact, no book has ever been written by a member of Joe DiMaggio’s clan until now. No other book has firsthand stories told by someone who was there. June DiMaggio has been around celebrities since she was a child. A music theater star in her own right, June befriended Marilyn as well as other stars in Hollywood in the ’50s. She well understood that the real light of Marilyn Monroe was much more luminous than the sexy star power promoted by Hollywood. In Marilyn, Joe & Me, we can finally see Marilyn Monroe for who she was—intelligent, warm, funny, generous of spirit, good-hearted, well-read, articulate and a delightful, loving friend. Candid and full of charm and character, 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.
Now in her late 70s, June finally reveals what the DiMaggio family knew all along: Their beloved Marilyn did not commit suicide—she was murdered. The family never discussed the subject. June’s mother went to her grave knowing the identity of Marilyn’s murderer— sharing it with no one. An article on Marilyn’s death in the December 2005 issue of Playboy included an excerpt from Marilyn, Joe & Me.
Marilyn, Joe & Me is filled with never-before-published photos that capture the essence of the people and the times: exclusive pictures of Marilyn in the production of her last film, Thes Misfits, and a treasury of DiMaggio family snapshots.