Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ Jacket Up For Auction

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michaeljackson385x240 Michael Jacksons Thriller Jacket Up For Auction
 What would you do if you could have Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ jacket?
 
The famous jacket worn by the King of Pop could soon be yours . . . if you’re ready to dish out a few hundred thousand dollars, of course.

A music memorabilia auction being held in Beverly Hills later this month will offer collectors a chance to bid on the classic red and black jacket that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson [/lastfm]wore on the set of his groundbreaking 1983 “Thriller” video. Costume designers [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dennis Tompkins [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Bush [/lastfm]presented Jackson with the jacket after the filming, and he subsequently used it to help design other jackets to be used as a reference for his “Thriller” tour wardrobe.

Also up for bidding is a wig that Jackson wore for his “This Is It” London news conference that took place mere months before he passed away in 1999. Items belonging to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bruce Springsteen[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kurt Cobain [/lastfm]and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Janis Joplin [/lastfm]among others will also be available for purchase.

A portion of the proceeds brought in by the jacket will go to the nature preserve that houses two of Jackson’s Bengal tigers.

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