JAPAN: The Walker

Like many a bridegroom, honeymooning Joe DiMaggio, no mean idol himself when he batted for the New York Yankees, went virtually unnoticed last week as Japanese by the thousands swarmed to meet his bride, the former Miss Marilyn Monroe of Hollywood, Calif. At Tokyo's International Airport, Marilyn's fans pressed so thickly about the arriving couple that both were forced to scramble back into the airplane that had brought them, escaping later through its baggage hatch.

Later on, at the Imperial Hotel, 200 police were called out to restore order as Monroe fans,...