Did Lisa Marie Presley pull a PR stunt with the Michael Jackson letter?
Today the media launched another big Michael Jackson story. A sad letter Michael wrote to Lisa Marie Presley years ago was to go on auction at the Julien’s Auctions sale in Beverly Hills next month. The strange letter, written somewhere in the mid 90’s read: “Lisa I truly need this rest I haven’t slept litterally (sic) in 4 days now. I need to be away from phones and business people. I must take care of my health first. I’m crazy for you. Love, Turd.” (A picture of the letter here.) Then hours later Lisa Marie demanded for the letter to be pulled out. “I’m assuming it’s [of] a personal nature, and we wanted to honor the request and continue our good relationship with Ms. Presley,” auction house owner Darren Julien told TMZ of the request to yank the letter. The “good relationship” includes the sale of Elvis Presley’s original tomb next month (June). Lisa now claims the letter was stolen but an insider has a different idea: “For those saying the letter was stolen, why was it made public? Lisa Marie has a new album, that’s why, what a coincidence.” It is certainly interesting that, with her new album gaining no momentum, Lisa is once more in the news via the Kings in her life: her father and ex-husband. The publicity surrounding the auction and withdrawal of the letter gave her headlines around the world TWICE. Detail: she talked about the letter being stolen and going up for auction a few days earlier, but waited until the publicity started to call for it to be pulled. Will this actually help her album sales? No idea, but it does keep her in the public eye. The letter -which some whisper might be fake- being made public would also put to rest rumours of her marriage to Michael being fake.
Meanwhile Jermaine Jackson has announced that he will talk to the German Bild Tabloid for the European release of his book. MJ reverences will, obviously, be included.