Reality TV World People News   Ratings News   Scheduling News   Application News   Spoiler News
Show Updates   Features & Interviews   Image Gallery   Message Boards   Shows Listing


Mick Jagger's 'Brown Sugar' inspiration letters up for auction

UPI News Service, 11/11/2012 

Marsha Hunt, the inspiration for the Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar," is selling at auction letters she received from Mick Jagger while he was in Australia.

The letters were written while Jagger was filming "Ned Kelly" in Australia between July and August 1969, The Guardian reported Friday.

The lot of letters is expected to fetch between $111,000 and $159,000 at Sotheby's on Dec. 12.

"They are much the best letters by Jagger to have come up at auction," said the Sotheby's manuscripts specialist, Gabriel Heaton. "He has a strong sense of irony about himself and what it is to be a superstar. He is very self-aware but think about it -- in order for someone to stay sane with what was going on in all of his adult life you would need to be pretty centered."

Hunt, the mother of Jagger's eldest child, said she is selling the letters because she's "broke."

"Someone will protect them [the letters] and someone who protects them will protect me because I will make enough money from the sale to repair my house in France and if I fall down tomorrow with a stroke, which is happening with several of my friends, my daughter doesn't have to say 'What are we going to do about mom?' "

Reality TV World now offers Facebook Comments on our stories. To post a comment, log into Facebook and then 'Add' your comment. To report spam or abuse, click the 'X' in the upper right corner of the comment box.

Get more Reality TV World! Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or add our RSS feed.

Copyright 2012 United Press International, Inc. (UPI). Any repr

Take Our User Survey

Page generated Sun May 29, 2016 5:43 am in 1.8128640651703 seconds

About Reality TV World   •   Advertise on Reality TV World  •   Contact Reality TV World  •   Privacy Policy   •   RSS Feed

Page fetched in 1.8262009620667 seconds