An Inheritor, a $25 Million Giveaway and 30,000 Unopened Letters

At some point in early January 1970, Michael James Brody Jr. stepped off a Pan Am jet at John F. Kennedy Airport and into what could be one of many new decade’s shortest, strangest quarter-hour of fame. Brody, the beforehand obscure 21-year-old inheritor to a margarine fortune, was getting back from his honeymoon in Jamaica,