In 1957, Yankees great “Joltin’ Joe” DiMaggio was taking a break from his tumultuous marriage to Marilyn Monroe with a visit to his parents’ native land.
Going to Italy also helped tamp down rumors that the baseball star was getting extremely friendly with 1957 Miss America Marian McKnight.
While in Rome, the dapper athlete also took a spin on a Vespa, which of course he pulled off with aplomb.
Much like Miss America’s ball gown, we imagine…
- Posted June 12, 2013
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