NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
9th July, 1969 : Only a day after her arrival in Australia to shoot the film Ned Kelly, Mick Jagger’s girlfriend and co-star, Marianne Faithfull, is in Sydney hospital after collapsing in the couple’s hotel suite today. A spokesman for St Vincent’s Hospital said Faithfull’s collapse was “possibly due to fatigue”. The arrival at the hospital of the drug squad suggests there may be another explanation. Jagger was searched for drugs at Sydney Airport yesterday, and both are on charges of drug possession in Britain. Jagger, who will have to get his hair cut first, is to play the lead in the film.