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Michael Jackson's Thriller jacket up for auction

Michael Jackson's Thriller jacket up for auction


A worn and signed

The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his "Thriller" video is hitting the auction block.

Auction administrator Darren Julien says the red and black leather jacket is "the most recognized and significant piece of pop culture" to come up for sale, and he expects it to fetch at least $200,000 at the Music Icons auction on June 25 and 26 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills.

Other Jackson items on the block include the wig he wore when he announced his ill-fated "This Is It" concert series, his shirt from the "Scream" video and the battered mailbox from the Carolwood Drive estate where Jackson died at age 50 in 2009.

The Music Icons sale also includes memorabilia from Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, among others."

Source: http://www.dailychilli.com/happening...up-for-auction

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Michael Jackson 'Thriller' jacket fetches $2.2m

Michael Jackson 'Thriller' jacket fetches $2.2m


A worn and signed 'Thriller' jacket that belonged to Michael Jackson is shown at Julien's Auction. -- PHOTO: AP

BEVERLY HILLS (California) - A FAMED black-and-red calfskin jacket that Michael Jackson wore in the classic Thriller video has sold at auction for US$1.8 million (S$2.2 million).

Darren Julien, president and CEO of Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, says the jacket was purchased on Sunday by Milton Verret, a commodities trader from Austin, Texas.

The jacket is one of two Jackson wore during the filming of the 1983 Thriller video. Jackson wears the jacket in a scene with a troupe of zombies who rise from their graves and break into a dance routine.

Mr Verret says the jacket will be sent on tour and used as a fundraising tool for children's charities.

A portion of the sale price will go to the Shambala Preserve, a big cat sanctuary caring for two tigers Jackson once owned.

Source: http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking...ry_684426.html

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