Inn key to room where Marilyn Monroe stayed sells for $185 video

Marilyn Monroe was 36 when she died in 1962.

Marilyn Monroe was 36 when she died in 1962.

The key to a room at the Connecticut hotel where Marilyn Monroe stayed in 1956 while dating playwright Arthur Miller has sold for $185 (US$131).

Antiques dealer Loretta Kretchko says the key from the Homestead Inn in the US town of 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 there were multiple keys for other rooms but only one for Monroe's favourite - number 22.

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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 $6.78 million.


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