Never-before-seen photo's of Mick Jagger who lay naked in bed with two women, pouting and enjoying a drink on a set, arose from a new book about the very first film of the rock legend, Performance.
These scenes behind the scenes show the young Rolling Stone to the 1968 film about wild sex and drug use in the Swinging Sixties in London.
The book 'Performance – The Making of a Classic', limited edition, is 50 years ago that Jagger made his first film debut and dives for the first time in the archives.
Jagger himself describes Performance, which shocked London society at the time, as his best film.
Mick Jagger is shown lying naked on the bed with two women on the set of 1968 film Performance about wild sex and drug use during the Swinging Sixties
Jagger looks back with great pleasure on Performance, his first encounter with the film industry. He described it as his best film, the Rolling Stone said it was so good that people still talk about it 50 years later
Now the book & # 39; Performance – The Making of a Classic & # 39; in limited edition the 50-year jubilee of the film with the acting debut of the icon and dives for the first time in the archives
Recalling the filming, the legendary singer admitted he had smoked cannabis on the set, although he initially did not want to because he was afraid he would forget his lines.
Looking back on making performance with fondness, said said: It is dark and interesting and really holds up to control. Hell we're talking about 50 years later! & # 39;
& # 39; Few films hang around for so long. It is amazing that it has achieved such a long life and interest. You know we thought we made a nice niche English film of that period. It's a very English film of that time, right?
& # 39; It's nice to hear that so many fans of Performance are willing to talk about the movie. & # 39;
Jagger & # 39; s co-star James Fox added: "Although I was certainly a useful name for the movie, the money was in Mick."
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp said that Performance was one of his favorite films – now credited with mapping the social and sexual revolution of Bohemian London in 1968.
Jagger admitted he was smoking cannabis on the set, although he did not want it at first, especially during the intimate scenes, because he did not want to forget his lines
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp said that Performance was one of his favorite films – now credited with mapping the social and sexual revolution of Bohemian London in 1968
Performance stars James Fox, as a London gangster who executed a murder, then went underground with Jagger. The film was produced in 1968 and received a cult following and is now considered one of the most influential films in British cinema
And Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker said in the book: "Sometimes when you're lucky, you're watching a movie at a good time and that's what happened to Performance, because I was really blown away by it.
I felt a bit tearful and that happens when I think a piece of work, art, film or what you have is really good. The performance keeps moving. It is a unique work of art in itself. & # 39;
Cocker was accompanied by stars including actor Bill Nighy, music producer William Orbit and novelist Irvine Welsh who introduced their thoughts about the film in this party book, written by Jay Glennie.
It mainly collects unseen photographs, personal memories of the cast and crew and producer Sandy Lieberson's archive of documents, including letters, contracts, posters and press cuttings.
Sandy, the American producer of film classics, including Rita, Sue and Bob Too, told MailOnline: "Performance was my first film. None of us knew what we were doing at that moment.
The book mainly collects unseen photos and the archive with documents from producer Sandy Lieberson, including letters, contracts, posters and newspaper clippings.
Jagger said it is remarkable that Performance has assumed such an iconic status that people still talk about it 50 years later. The star was stunned it was half a century ago, adding: '50th birthday? F ****** hell! & # 39;
& # 39; It took two years to get out. Some people loved it. The majority of the people at that time hated it. Yet Performance is credited as being a cult film similar to classics such as Easy Rider and Clockwork Orange today.
& # 39; People speculated about an affair between Mick Jagger and Anita Pallenberg and about taking drugs. And yes, I think it was all going on. But I could not tell you categorically what was going on.
& # 39; It was a glimpse into this glamorous world of the sixties. If you remember, you were not there! & # 39;
The recent exhibition of Victoria and Albert in London, You Say You Want A Revolution: Records and Rebels 1966-1970, acknowledged that the BAFTA-nominated film – where James Fox's gangster character Chas with old-rock star Turner, played by Mick Jagger, and his two female companions including Anita Pallenberg – is one of the most important films in British cinema.
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