Marilyn Monroe has recently become the target of a lawsuit from ex-husband and New York Yankees great Joe DiMaggio. In spite of the fact that both celebrities are now deceased, DiMaggio’s attorney is moving to block the use of a photo depicting the couple together on the jacket of a new biography entitled Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil.
“We will not authorize any photo of Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe…to be on the jacket of any book. This was a no-no in Mr. DiMaggio’s lifetime. We have respected Mr. DiMaggio’s wishes that there be no commercial or other venture depicting (DiMaggio and Monroe),” said Morris Engleberg, executor of the DiMaggio estate, in a statement.