Michael Jackson for Sale


Der ehemalige King of Pop (gibt es eigentlich einen zeitgenössischen King of Pop? Die Zeiten der Popkings sind schon lange vorbei, oder?) verkauft seine Sammlung an Jackson Memorabilia aus der Neverland Ranch (die derweil verrottet und zerfällt).

The sale also includes vintage video game machines, as well as Jackson's collection of 18th- and 19th-century art. There are books about Disney, the Three Stooges, Peter Pan and Alfred Hitchcock, as well as a collection of black history books, including the autobiography of Malcolm X.

Then there is a selection of his own stage costumes, dating back from the days of the Jackson 5 through to the present. There is one of the fedoras he wore in the video for Billie Jean; a pair of trousers so studded with diamanté that they feel as heavy as chain mail; there are customised military jackets, featuring insignia surely acquired on his global travels - including badges from the Royal Air Force and the Thai Narcotics Bureau.

Und neben all diesem Kram gibt es noch obige Robot-Jackson-Maske aus dem Film „Moonwalker“ zu ersteigern. Leiht mir mal schnell einer 5000 Dollar?

A robotic Michael Jackson head featured at the climax of his 1988 film Moonwalker, when he transforms into a robot and defeats Joe Pesci's evil character, Mr Big. Guide price $2,000-$3,000. The robotic head lights up as each piece of the face pushes out and expands before retracting back into the shape of Jackson's face. It still animates at the push of a button.

It's the sale of the century, Link zur Bilder-Gallerie beim Guardian, der komplette Katalog (via MeFi)