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June 7th, 2011
Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” jacket is hitting the auction block! The red and black leather jacket MJ wore in the “Thriller” video is probably one of the most recognized outfits in pop culture history. Now it’s up for sale to raise money for the Shambala Preserve, a wildlife sanctuary where Jackson’s two Bengal tigers, “Thriller” and “Sabu,” have been living since the pop star left his Neverland ranch in 2006.
Auctioneers say the jacket could fetch as much as $200,000. Other Jackson items up for sale include a fedora and spangled glove he wore on stage, his shirt from the “Scream” video and the mailbox from the home where Jackson was living shortly before his death in 2009.
The auction takes place June 25th and 26th in Beverly Hills.
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