Mick Jagger’s former lover is auctioning off love letters that show a different side of the debaucherous Rolling Stones frontman. Hint: They aren’t very rock n’ roll. Via The Guardian:
Ten letters are being sold, all written in July and August of 1969 when Jagger was filming Ned Kelly in New South Wales. They paint a picture far removed from the popular media image of Jagger at the time. He talks about the books Hunt sent him for his birthday – “toying” through Nijinsky’s diaries, reading about Navajo Indians, enjoying the poems of Emily “Dix” (Dickinson). In another he recounts being excited at meeting Isherwood, who was coming to discuss a screenplay of Robert Graves’ I Claudius. ”… I hope I get the part of Caligula,” he writes.