Monday, June 27, 2011

The jacket by Michael Jackson "Thriller" sold 1.8 million

This is one of the twentieth century jackets most famous in the world. The leather jacket red and black worn by Michael Jackson in the Thriller video was sold, Sunday, June 26, $ 1.8 million at an auction held in Beverly Hills, California, at the second anniversary of the death of "King of Pop".

The jacket has been sold ten times more than the price charged by the house Julien's Auctions, which organized the auction and was estimated between 200 000 to 400 000 dollars. The buyer, Milton Verret, a native of Austin (Texas), already has another jacket Michael Jackson and U2 guitars signed by the members of the group.

He has set out the Thriller jacket around the world to raise money for sick children. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the animal reserve which hosted the two Bengal tigers owned by the singer. Over a period of nearly fourteen minutes, the video for Thriller, shot by John Landis for the release of the album of the same name in 1982, in which Jackson transforms into a zombie and dance among other undead is one of the most famous in the history of popular music.

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