Thriller Jacket Sold at $1.8Million
Michael Jackson indeed is the King of Kings– King of Pop and King of Auction. At this weekend’s Julien’s auction in Beverly Hills, California, Michael Jackson’s memorabilia was sold at a whooping $1.8 million.
The iconic red and black, winged shoulder jacket, Michael wore in his famous “Thriller” video was sold for a surprising $1.8million, a gaziilion dollars more than the estimated bid of $200,000 to $400,000.
The jacket, famously associated with the signature zombie-like dance moves, had been given to Michael’s longtime costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush.
On the jacket’s lining is an inscription and the sleeve also reads a “Love Michael Jackson” dedication.
A businessman from Austin, Texas named Milton Verret was the lucky one to inherit the renowned jacket. He plans to take it on a tour of children’s hospitals across the country.
The jacket wasn’t the only memorabilia from the late King of Pop’s collection sold during the auction. According to CNN, the auction also fetched collected $16,250 for a signature fedora the singer wore during his Bad Tour, $5,626 for a handwritten not to Elizabeth Taylor, $3584 for a singed pillowcase and a whooping $330,00 for that equally iconic shiny crystal-covered gloves that Jackson wore in the 80s.Get free updates directly to your e-mail from Showbiz Renegade. Just enter your e-mail below and confirm your subscription by clicking the link that will be sent to your e-mail.