After a two-year romance, Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco on January 14, 1954. Sadly, they would part just nine months later in a blaze of recrimination and heartbreak. However, the couple remained friendly until Marilyn’s death. Joe was devastated by her passing, and sent roses to her grave each week for twenty years. He never remarried, and is the only one of Monroe’s three husbands never to discuss their relationship with the press.
Ten To One is a new series in which I’ll be interviewing writers I admire. First up is David Marshall, author of The DD Group, an investigation into the death of Marilyn Monroe, and Life Among The Cannibals, which imagines how Marilyn’s life might have progressed had she survived beyond 1962.