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Inn key to room where Marilyn Monroe stayed sells for $131

Associated Press logo Associated Press 11/28/2016

NEW MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — The key to a room at the Connecticut inn where Marilyn Monroe stayed in 1956 while dating playwright Arthur Miller has sold for $131.

Antiques dealer Loretta Kretchko says the key from the Homestead Inn in New Milford sold Friday on eBay to a woman who lives in the town.

Kretchko runs Bob Kretchko Antiques with her husband, Bob. They bought the inn's keys two years ago when the property changed hands.

Loretta Kretchko said Monday there were multiple keys for other rooms but only one for Monroe's favorite — No. 22.

The Kretchkos put the key up for sale after seeing the interest generated by the recent auction of a dress Monroe wore as she famously sang "Happy Birthday" to President John Kennedy. The dress sold for $4.8 million.


This story has been corrected to show the key sold for $131, not $133.

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