Items from James Brown's estate went on auction at Christie's on Thursday. Check out these great photos of his jumpsuits‚ furniture‚ shoes and even hair supplies‚ from the NY Times. And here's their article about the auction. Some interesting tidbits:
  • Some of his family was dismayed by the sale. "A very sad day for my family‚" said his son.
  • DJ Shadow bought a silver-plated tray awarded to commemorate Brown's 1965 hit "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" for $800.
  • A "paranoid note he once scrawled on loose leaf paper alleging that his record label was out to kill him" went for $7‚000. Wow!
  • And a "single-lot offering of 80 hair rollers‚ accompanied by spray styling products like Smooth Sheen‚ Finisheen and Volumax‚ a Polaroid of Brown with his hair up in curlers‚ and a variety of picks and combs" went for $4‚800.
  • Spike Lee is planning a film about the Godfather of Soul.
  • But why don't you get on up and go read it yourself? (Sorry.)