This past weekend the famous red leather jacket Michael Jackson wore in his “Thriller” video sold for $1.8m in Beverly Hills. Ironically, the weekend also marked the second anniversary of Jackson’s death. The sale was at Julien’s Auctions. The buyer is a Texas businessman who says the jacket will be displayed at hospitals around the world as an attraction to help raise money for children’s charities.
The calfskin jacket signed by Jackson went for nearly five times more than the high estimate. Incredible prices were also paid for other stars’ costumes this past week, including $5.6m for Marilyn Monroe’s “Subway Dress,” and $3.6m for Audrey Hepburn’s “Ascot Dress” worn in “My Fair Lady.”
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