Got $40K? Own Madonna's Naughty Messages

Erotic messages go up for auction with other rock memorabilia
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 10:14 AM CDT
Two cassettes of Madonna's erotic phone messages to then-boyfriend James Albright are displayed yesterday in New York.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – One way to make a quick buck: Sell erotic phone messages Madonna left on your answering machine. That’s what former bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Jim Albright is doing, the New York Daily News reports, and the 17 minutes of recordings are expected to fetch $40,000. Also up for grabs: A 15-minute “very personal and intimate video” the Material Girl gave him, and 21 sexy faxes they exchanged.

The Madonna memorabilia, all from 1992-1994, joins items such as Bob Dylan’s handwritten Hard Rain lyrics and Jimi Hendrix’s first known contract at the Aug. 5 auction. The Madonna stash is made up of “very personal items that we’re showing by appointment only, and that’s all I can say about it,” says a rep.