NEW YORK – About one million dollars worth of personal items belonging to the late James Brown are up for auction.
His wild stage presence is scheduled to come to Christie's in the form of 83 pairs of sunglasses and 80 hair rollers.
The question now is when the auction — scheduled for this week — will take place.
A legal battle is raging between two of Brown's former business managers and the trustees of his estate, who want the auction to go forward.
Earlier this week, a judge in South Carolina approved a request by the two former business managers for an emergency stay of the sale.
Christie's says it is confident the sale will be held on schedule, The New York Times reported in Saturday's editions.
Also on the block are the soul singer's love notes, handwritten lyrics and the denim jumpsuit Brown wore for the 1974 concert preceding the "Rumble in the Jungle" boxing bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman, the Daily News reported in Saturday's editions.
And there's Brown's Yamaha baby grand piano from his South Carolina home, enscripted with the words, "Godfather of Soul."
Brown died a year and a half ago at 73.