The “Thrilling” Life of the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson Auction

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The "Thrilling" Life of the "King of Pop" Auction – A Michael Jackson fedora, 1980s-1990s.  Bonhams & Butterfields’ Entertainment Memorabilia auction on December 20, 2009 in Los Angeles will feature a wide variety of items related to Hollywood , Rock ‘n Roll and Animation Arts, including a selection of property from Michael Jackson private life.   Headlining the December sale is a selection of personal items related to Michael Jackson which offer the public an opportunity to see what it was like to be the "King of Pop" including clothing , items from his Neverland Ranch, master recordings of his songs, signed photographs. "Thrilling" Jackson lots include: the t-shirt worn by him in the ‘Beat It’ video (the turquoise one seen under the red leather jacket he wears during the dance sequence) (est. $10,000-12,000), an enormous customized area rug depicting Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley that was given to the couple as a wedding gift (est. $1,000-1,500); Jackson’s letterman’s style ‘Mickey Mouse’ jacket which still contains items he left in the pocket almost twenty years ago (est. $3,000-5,000); an audio cassette tape recording from Jackson’s now-infamous 1984 Pepsi commercial (est. $500-700); a personally owned and worn wool overcoat and hat gifted to the star by Russian military dignitaries (est. $2,000-2,500); a custom-made black fedora embossed in the lining "Michael Jackson" (est. $200-300); and the original 1983 master test proof recording of Jackson’s hit song ‘Thriller’ used by Grammy winning master recording engineer, Bruce Swedien. This recording is being sold to benefit student scholarships for the California State University Summer Arts program (est. $4,000-6,000). 

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