DiMaggio letter to Marilyn Monroe sells for $78,000

Posted on Dec 8 2014 - 12:01pm by Melanie Love

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A letter that baseball great Joe DiMaggio wrote to actress Marilyn Monroe before their divorce sold for $78,125 in an auction of Monroe memorabilia in California on Saturday.

DiMaggio wrote the letter to Monroe following her news conference announcing their divorce, which occurred nine months after their January 1954 wedding.

The New York Yankees, did not want to end the marriage and asked Monroe to reconsider, calling the letter “heartbreaking”.

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