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Friday
Jun242011

Michael Jackson's Thriller Jacket Goes on Auction Block this Weekend

Julien's Auctions(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- This weekend, the red jacket that Michael Jackson wore in his iconic video for "Thriller" will be put on the auction block in Beverly Hills, California.

Julien's Auctions estimates that it will fetch between $200,000 and $400,000.  However, auctioneer Darren Julien says there is already "interest up to close to a million" dollars.

Julien says the jacket should draw interest from both fans and museums.

"It's something that if a museum or institution were to buy, have it on display, it would attract millions of people from all over the world just to view it in person," he says.

The "Thriller" jacket isn't the only Michael Jackson item that will be up for grabs during the auction on Saturday and Sunday.  Julien's is also offering a stage-worn fedora, a signed sketch, various awards Jackson won, and the wig he wore at a London press conference to announce the This Is It tour that was later cancelled following his death.

Items connected to Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and other popular artists will also be part of the auction. Fans and potential buyers alike can browse the complete catalog at JuliensAuctions.com.

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Monday
Jun062011

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' Jacket Up for Auction This Month

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Seems as though there's no shortage of historic Michael Jackson memorabilia to be sold on the auction block.  The late King of Pop's iconic red and black "Thriller" jacket, which he wears throughout that song's video, will be offered to the public during a two-day sale at Julien's Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills June 25 and 26.  The jacket, which is autographed by MJ on the sleeve, is expected to fetch between 200,000 and 400,000 dollars at the sale.  A portion of the proceeds will go to the Shambala Preserve, where Michael's two Bengal tigers, Thriller and Sabu, have lived since he left Neverland Ranch in 2006.

The jacket isn't the only MJ item offered for sale in this auction. One of his stage-worn fedoras is expected to bring two to four thousand bucks, while a wig he wore during the press conference where he announced his This Is It series of concerts, which never took place, is estimated to bring four to six thousand bucks.  An original signed sketch is estimated at two to three thousand dollars, and a glove Michael wore at the American Music Awards could bring from 20 to 30 thousand dollars.

It's not just Michael Jackson memorabilia being offered at the sale, either. Among the 600 other items up for grabs are a denim jacket that Bruce Springsteen wore on the cover of Rolling Stone in 1984, U2's MTV Video Music Award for "With or Without You," sheet music from Madonna, a signed harmonica from Steven Tyler, and autographed items from Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.  Visit JuliensAuctions.com for more details.

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Wednesday
Oct272010

Movie Based on Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' in the Works 

Photo Courtesy - Epic/1982 MJJ Productions Inc.(LOS ANGELES) -- In the past, there have been several movies based on albums, but now word comes that there's a film in the works based on a single song: Michael Jackson's "Thriller."

Deadline.com reports that Kenny Ortega, who was behind the documentary This Is It, is attached to direct, and Jeremy Garelick, who wrote The Hangover, is on board to pen the screenplay.  The plot is a secret, but is said to involve the song's "folklore."

Since "Thriller" already inspired a 14-minute music video, it's probably not much of a stretch to imagine it as a film.

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