It was at the end of her adolescence that Marilyn was the most active.
James Dougherty took her skiing, horse-riding, hiking, swimming and doing canoë-kayak. She also went fishing
with him at Sherwood Lake (Ventura County) ().
At the end of the 50's, in summer, she played badminton and tennis with Patricia Rosten, daughter of her friends Hedda and Norman Rosten.
She made a publicity picture with Gus Zernial and Joe Dobson, players of the Chicago White Socks, at the White Sox Training Camp, Pasadena, California, on March 10, 1951.
March 11, 1951, she will be hostess for the Kiwanis base-ball game at Gilmore base-ball field
April 24, 1951, opening day of the 20th Century Fox Base-ball Tournament at the Cheviot Hills ballpark
She saw Joe DiMaggio playing for the first time on March 17, 1952, during the game of the Hollywood Stars versus the first division of the All-Stars, for the benefit of the Kiwanis Club for Children. It was the only time she saw him playing.
August 21, 1952, 8th annual charity football game at the Los Angeles Coliseum, between the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins
On September 15, 1952,
Marilyn attended a base-ball game given in a charity purpose, the
"Out of This World Series Charity Base-ball Game", at the Gilmore Field Stadium of Los Angeles (
tossing the ball
with Mickey Rooney
During their wedding, she accompanied Joe several times to the Yankee Stadium where he worked as a sportscaster.
In 1961 they went back there to watch a game; this same year, she also followed Joe to the spring training
camp of the Yankees, in Florida .
Her last public appearance took place at the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, on June 1, 1962, for a game to the benefit of the Muscular Dystrophy. She was accompanied with Wally Cox and Dean Martin's son.
This day, she tossed the ball.
November 1948, preparation for "Love Happy"
She did horse-riding with Jim Dougherty at the beginning of the 40's. She even rode the famous Roy Rogers's mount, Trigger, in 1946, in Las Vegas.
With Arthur Miller, they bought a horse, Ebony, who lived in Roxbury. But she rarely rode it.
She tossed the ball of a soccer game between the USA All Star Team, and Hapoel Tel-Aviv, Israel, on May 12, 1957, in Ebbets Field, the Brooklyn dodgers base-ball team.
The match was played on the occasion of the "Salute of Israel" Festival, celebrating the 9th anniversary of the
founding of the Jewish State (). The Israelian team won the game.Publicity -
Thank-you letter, dated May 21, 1957
Annual Tournament of the 20th Century-Fox, at the California Country Club Golf, July 20, 1947
August 3, 1947, "Frank Borzage Motion Picture Golf Tournament" at the California Country Club
At the Devil's Cauldron at the Banff Springs Golf Course, 1953, with golf player Malcolm Tapp-,,
In 1943 while she was living with Jim Dougherty in Catalina Island, she began to train with weights.
A picture of her, published in Life magazine, in 1952, shows her exercising with bars ,
A daily 45 mn training was part of the working program she did for several years.
She would have learned to swim when she was at the Los Angeles orphanage.
In the first biograophies of the studio, swimming was part of her interests.
On everybody's opinions, she hardly swam in her pool of her house of 5th Helena Drive.