‘Thriller’ Jacket Sold
June 27, 2011 by Post Team
‘Thriller’ Jacket Sold, The jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his Thriller video has sold 1.8 million at auction to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of the pop superstar. A gold trader from Texas, Milton Verret, who plans to use to raise money for children’s hospitals worldwide, bought the number of black leather and red icon.
Launched in 1983, presented 14 minutes epic Thriller zombie dance and has been hailed as one of the most influential music videos of all time.
The jacket is one of the two leads in the video, which was included in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress in 2009.
The hammer fell to 1.5 million, but a buyer’s premium and pushed the final figure up to 1.8 m (£ 1.1 million).
Mr. Verret was Julien Gallery Beverly Hills auction to outbid a dozen other applicants.
“One of the most important pieces of memorabilia from rock ‘n’ in history,” he said.
It was the first time you put the jacket on sale for Jackson costume designers Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins, since the topic was given by the singer before his death.
Other memories of Jackson at stake including the famous glove used in the 1984 American Music Awards, a felt hat on stage wearing a wig and the press conference announcing the 2009 This Is It tour.
According to Julien, some of the proceeds will go to Shambala Reserve, which is home to tigers living in Jackson’s Neverland Ranch.
Jackson died at 50 in June 2009 from an overdose of anesthetic propofol and powerful painkillers just before a series of concerts planned return.
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