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Lot #23: 1954 Joe DiMaggio And Marilyn Monroe Marriage Certificate

Description

     It was a romance of Hollywood proportions: the nation’s greatest baseball player tying the knot with the world’s biggest sex symbol. But this was no movie - it was real life. And for a while, Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe’s 1954 marriage seemed to mirror a Hollywood fairytale. The couple was photographed at the fanciest nightspots, with even the normally taciturn DiMaggio smiling broadly in his marital bliss. Monroe appeared to be completely devoted to the now-retired superstar, something the legions of paparazzi that followed the couple documented in countless flash photos and tabloid copy.

     Unfortunately, this match made in heaven was not to end happily. After only a few years of marriage, the couple divorced, brought on by DiMaggio’s alleged jealousy and Monroe’s skyrocketing career. Still, for a few brief years, the nation was captivated by the union of two of its most iconic figures. This is the official document that bound those two icons in marriage. Dated January 14, 1954, this State of California Certificate certifies that Joseph DiMaggio and Norma Jeane Dougherty were a married couple. The document is signed by California Municipal Court Judge Charles S. Peery who presided over the wedding and Rene Barsocchini and Tom DiMaggio are listed as witnesses. The certificate is in very good condition with just light toning to the edges. A true piece of American history that combines our love of sports and movies with a love story for the ages.

Final Bid (Includes Buyers Premium):$122,500
Minimum Bid:$25,000
Estimate:$75,000+
Number of Bids:12