Millington Conroy

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Millington Conroy (born August 12, 1952) is a dealer of Marilyn Monroe artifacts. Conroy's mother, Ruth Conroy, was the sister-in-law of Inez Melson, who was Monroe’s personal assistant.[1] Conroy inherited a large number of Monroe's personal items from his mother, who had inherited them from Melson. Conroy and his collection were featured in the October 2008 Vanity Fair.[2]

In 1994, Conroy was sued by the estate of Marilyn Monroe to stop the sale of items in his collection. He was ordered by the court to turn over all Monroe items that he had testified to owning.[3] In October 2007, Conroy was again sued by Monroe's estate over property that he had allowed a photographer to photograph in preparation for a book.[4] The photographer, Mark Anderson, sued Conroy in May 2008 over the use of photographs taken by Anderson of the Monroe items.[5]


  1. ^ Hetherman, Bill (2008-08-07). "Monroe Memorabilia Suit Settlement Talks Continue". Los Angeles Independent. Archived from the original on September 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  2. ^ Kashner, Sam (October 2008). "The Things She Left Behind". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  3. ^ Simmons, Leslie (2007-10-26). "Monroe estate sues for return of personal items". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  4. ^ Simmons, Leslie (2007-11-01). "Rivals make headway on Marilyn Monroe property". Reuters. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 
  5. ^ Heller, Matthew (2008-05-21). "Hollywood Docket". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-10-01.