Jul 24, 2009

by English Muse

Life is on newsstands this week with a new commemorative issue on Marilyn Monroe. The editors of the magazine certainly have a huge archive to draw from. The photos of the star with husband Joe DiMaggio are so charming. But the most exciting bit of ephemera is this:


Monroe’s old passport is signed “Norma Jeane DiMaggio.” I love it!


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20 Responses to “Norma Jeane DiMaggio”

  1. Au Lapin Blanc says:

    Ahh the passport! Such a glamorous photograph!

  2. Joanna Goddard says:

    what an ADORABLE top photo!!! i've never seen that before.

  3. Amy says:

    Her passport photo looks so much better than mine. It's interesting how the seal frames her face though.


  4. Foxywedding says:

    She is so fabulous…and i think she and Joe Dimaggio were so wonderful together!

  5. chicknamedhermia says:

    Lol I always thought Norma Jeane was the most ill-fitting name she could've been given …she was so sparking and flamboyant and sensual!!! Norma Jeanes belong in all-denim outfits, milking cows and ignoring make-up …lol ….stereotype, much!?

  6. Teri says:

    What a beautiful passport! Wherever did you find this? Thanks for sharing.

  7. The Lil Bee says:

    I LOVE this photo of them! I saw something once about how heartbroken Joe was long after their divorce, and how he paid for her funeral. So sad…he loved her so much.

  8. cassandra @ coco+kelley says:

    so so cute! it amazes me that after all these years there are still the most adorable photos and pieces of memorabilia that we haven't seen. on a total side note, i cannot WAIT to update my passport photo – crossing fingers that i may look as chic as marilyn!

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  10. Simply Mel says:

    Love her passport photo and the name…I could easily see her as a Norma Jeane!

  11. Ali says:

    Wow. I don't think I'll ever fall out of love with her…

  12. Tahda says:

    I'm sorry but this has to be the hottest passport photo of all time! Hopefully I'll channel a little MM the next time I get mine taken which is thankfully very soon 😉

  13. Every Little Counts says:

    I had never seen these before…
    that top photo is adorable. And I wish I looked that good in my passport.

  14. Margaret says:

    That's such an adorable picture!

  15. Laura [What I Like] says:

    She must be the only person in the world to have had a good passport photo. what a beautiful woman!

  16. TheBeautyFile says:

    This is wonderful! I love this so! She's so glamorous…need to have the LIFE magazine!

  17. Flax and Spindle says:

    wow, what cool pictures!

  18. penelopebianchi says:

    A real tragedy requires real people who have a real treasure…….and who lose it.

    that seems to me to be a real tragedy.

    Beautiful pictures…….thanks……..and how truly sad that loss of love; beauty , and happiness was.

    Heartbreaking. Really.

    Every morning I wake up and see my beloved and handsome husband of 31 years……and thank my lucky stars!

  19. Jennifer Ramos says:

    I just love seeing photos of her i hadn't seen before. AND i thought i saw them all.. 🙂

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love…'

  20. JAQ says:

    hmmmm…. i need a new passport. do you think i can get one that looks like that? wow!

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