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Michael Jackson’s Thriller Jacket Goes Under the Hammer

Michael Jackson's Jacket Worn in "Thriller" Video
Michael Jackson's Jacket Worn in "Thriller" Video

Michael Jackson’s iconic Black and Red Jacket from the famous Thriller video is to go under the hammer at a two-day Music Icons Exhibition in Beverly Hills, on June 25. We already wrote about other Jackson’s items, that were on the auction such as gloves, helmet etc, but this unique jacket is the most recognised and significant piece of pop culture.

The calf leather jacket was given as a gift to his longtime costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush for inspiration and written a personal message to the former owners on the lining and signed the sleeve, Love Michael Jackson.

The jacket is expected to fetch between $200,000 and $400,000 at Julien’s Auction Gallery in Beverly Hills. Other Jackson items up for sale include the wig he wore when he announced his ill-fated This Is It concert series in London, a fedora and spangled glove he wore on stage, his shirt from the Scream video and the battered mailbox from the Carolwood Drive estate where Jackson died at age 50 in 2009.

Among 600 other collectibles, there is Elvis Presley original TCB necklace, Frank Sinatra’s custom Jaguar, Gene Simmons’ checkered pants, an absurd Liberace cow-hide coat and a Madonna bustier. A part of its proceeds will go to none other than Thriller and Sabu, the late artist’s previously owned Bengal Tigers who now reside in Shambala Preserve. [Julien’s Auctions]

Michael Jackson's Wig and Fedora and Spangled Glove
Michael Jackson's Wig and Fedora and Spangled Glove
Michael Jackson's Jacket Worn in "Thriller" Video
Michael Jackson's Jacket Worn in "Thriller" Video

Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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