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Iconic couples: Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio's love story

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"I expected a flashy New York sports type, and instead I met this reserved guy who didn’t make a pass at me right away. He treated me like something special" – Marilyn Monroe on her first date with Joe DiMaggio.

They are two American icons; one a sporting legend and the other, a timeless Hollywood goddess. And while the marriage between Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe lasted less than a year, their romance endured for much longer 

19 OCTOBER 2010

"I expected a flashy New York sports type, and instead I met this reserved guy who didn’t make a pass at me right away. He treated me like something special" – Marilyn Monroe on her first date with Joe DiMaggio

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