DiMaggio Doctor Tells All About Joe, Marilyn

Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio, 1961
Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio, 1961

Dr. Rock Positano, podiatrist to Joe DiMaggio, has written a tell-all book about his former friend, reports the New York Post‘s Richard Johnson.

“Positano — the Hospital for Special Surgery expert known for his non-surgical approach to treating foot disorders — befriended DiMaggio in 1990 when he cured the Yankee Clipper of painful bone spurs.

Though DiMaggio was famously irascible and standoffish, he took a shine to his fellow Italian-American. During their many meals and travels together, DiMaggio revealed his innermost thoughts to Positano and other members of his ‘Bat Pack.’

Rock has finally shared his fond memories of DiMaggio with his lawyer brother, John Positano, who wrote it all down in Dark Icon, a loving tribute recently sent to publishers.

The manuscript I read states clearly that Monroe was the love of Joe’s life. ‘When we got together in the bedroom, it was like the gods were fighting,’ Joltin’ Joe told Rock. ‘There was lightning and thunderclouds above us.’

The sex bomb’s alleged infertility was the breaking point. ‘Marilyn was hurt by the woman thing . . . her inability to have children,’ DiMaggio told his friend.”

Positano also claims that DiMaggio blamed the Kennedys for Marilyn’s demise, and that impotency prevented him from marrying again.

However, as DiMaggio rarely talked about his private affairs – even among close friends – Positano’s claims should probably be taken with a large dose of salt.

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