DiMaggios 'to shop' in Tokyo before return flight to U.S.
TOKYO, Feb. 22 (Pac. S&S) — Mr. and Mrs. Joe DiMaggio, who came to Japan on their honeymoon and found they were the world's most popular newlyweds, are going home.
Marilyn Monroe, America's platinum blonde calendar girl, and husband Joe, Yankee slugger of yesterday, will board a Pan American World Airways plane at 2 p.m. Wednesday for the trip to the U.S.
The famous couple, along with Mr, and Mrs. Frank "Lefty" O'Doul, landed on a Japan Air Lines plane from southern Japan late yesterday afternoon practically unnoticed. Some 50 people stood in the airline waiting room watching a wrestling match while the curvaceous film star and her husky husband walked through and boarded a car to take them to their hotel.
Whether intentional or not, reports throughout the day indicated that Marilyn and Joe would not be in Tokyo until tomorrow. Only two newsmen were on hand to greet them.
The shapely blonde looked tired but was still able to flash the smile which endeared her to hearts of servicemen throughout the Far East. "I feel a little sick," she said upon landing. Joe had little to say and seemed relieved that there was no crowd on hand at the airport.