Michael Jackson's handwritten lyrics to "Billie Jean" and a motorcycle jacket and pants owned by Elvis Presley raked in big bucks this past weekend at a memorabilia auction in Beverly Hills, California.
The "Billie Jean" lyrics, handwritten on four pages and signed by Michael, had been expected to bring in about $1,500, but they ended up selling for a whopping $40,625. In addition, MJ's 1984 MTV Video Music Award raked in 50 grand, and a pair of his autographed black loafers went for $18,750.
Meanwhile, Elvis' motorcycle outfit drew a winning bid of $41,600. Other Presley merchandise did well too. An Elvis star ruby and diamond ring sold for $21,250, while a necklace bearing his initials, “E.P.,” sold for $31,250.
Other notable items included several from John Lennon -- an inscribed New Year’s card that sold for $4,687.50, as well as a Beatles-signed check and a handwritten joke immigration card, each of which sold for $6,400.
And a black-and-pink, fur-trimmed negligee worn by Madonna on her Blonde Ambition raked in $34,375.
The auction was organized by Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills.
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