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Here’s to You, Joe DiMaggio, Where Have You Gone?

November 25 would be Joe DiMaggio’s ninety-seventh birthday. Such occasions are often celebrated with newspaper columns and commemorative events, but, strange as it may seem, in Jerome Charyn’s biography of the famous baseball player, DiMaggio’s birth is barely mentioned. Instead, in  Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, from Yale University Press’s

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Mr. Marilyn Monroe

With Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn Monroe not only overshadowed the other women in his life; in their short years together, she overwhelmed the famous Yankees player himself. Jerome Charyn recounts the dark, riveting affair in Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, better than the stories in films that made Monroe famous.

Jerome Charyn on the Romance of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe figures prominently among iconography—her hair, her dress, her lovers, her status as a sex symbol—under the scrutiny of the public eye, she lived as one of mid-century America’s most famous women. Jerome Charyn, author of the new Icons of America biography: Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil, now out in

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