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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Joe Loved Marilyn - his personal letter to her

Just thinking about Joe DiMaggio today on what would have been his 101st birthday.  I thought I would share some excerpts from this amazing letter that was auctioned off by Juliens in December 2014 for $78,000.  Joe was such a private person and never spoke of Marilyn so it is rare to get insight into his personal feelings.

A Joe DiMaggio three-page handwritten letter to Marilyn Monroe postmarked October 9, 1954. DiMaggio dates the letter as "Saturday - a.m." and greets Marilyn "Dear Baby." The letter came to Marilyn on the heels of her October 6th announcement to the press that she and DiMaggio were divorcing. In the letter DiMaggio discusses watching the announcement. The letter reads in part, "Don't know what you're thoughts are about me, - but I can tell you I love you sincerely, - way deep in my heart, irregardless of anything." Accompanied by original transmittal envelope addressed to the house the couple shared in Beverly Hills, California.

"I love you and want to be with you."

"There is nothing I would like better than to restore your confidence in me."

DiMaggio wrote in his letter that he learned Monroe was leaving him when he saw her make the announcement on television.

"My heart split even wider seeing you cry in front of all these people," he wrote in the letter addressed to "Mrs. Joe DiMaggio" and mailed special delivery.

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