Sunday, November 22, 2009

MM: Making it Rain Baby - 350 Large for Michael's Glove

Michael Jackson, cropped from :Image:Michael J...Image via Wikipedia

Wow talk about Over the Moon - Michael Jacksons' Glove set an auction record yesterday. it seems that Michael keeps setting and breaking his own records; even in death. Take a look at him here celebrating one of his own records, and setting one with the introduction of The Moonwalk, Yes This is The First time the Moonwalk was seen in public.

This is Michael Wearing The Exact Glove - during the Motown 25th anniversary show

This is great news for the memorabilia market, and also those who collect Michael Jackson memorabilia. this glove will hang in a hotel in Macau China. that's probably just where Michael would have wanted it to go. when collectors feel this confident, it shows us that the economy is stabilizing. can you imagine the visitors that this glove will receive; now that it has a permanent home.  Hopefully they will give it the honor it receives.

More of Michaels memorabilia will surely surface in short order.  hopefully it will be shown in public installations and be open for the public to enjoy.  Rumors are wild that Michael Jackson memorabilia and more of his personal gear and props; are rumored to be going up for auction next year.

The Jackson family owns more of his personal papers and music properties; than anyone else.word has it that his papers will go with an endowment to a major university to allow them to be studied. maybe in the future we'll see students taking classes in Michael Jackson Dancing Theory; or his Songwriting and or Production Theories. Undeniably Michael was quite a genius; and as such has earned his place in world history.

In honor of Michael's Achievement we give you Moonwalker by The King of Pop - Michael Jackson - this includes the scene with his patented leaning shoes

Long Live the King; The King Of Pop Evermore !

Michael Jackson's glove on display in New York
The glove sold for nine times the pre-auction estimate
A rhinestone-encrusted glove worn by Michael Jackson the first time he performed the Moonwalk has been sold at auction for $350,000 (£212,000).

The glove, among 70 items belonging to the late singer which went on sale in New York, was sold for nine times the expected price.

A jacket worn by Jackson on his 1989 "Bad" tour was sold for $225,000 while a fedora hat went for $22,000.

The auction in New York attracted thousands of bidders around the world.
Auctioneer Darren Julien said the 1983 television appearance when Jackson first displayed the Moonwalk - wearing the glove - had been his "most historical performance".
Hong Kong businessman Hoffman Ma (right), who bought the glove, at Hard Rock Cafe in New York on 21 November 2009
The glove was bought by a Hong Kong businessman
Mr Julien said he had had no idea the sale would be so big.
Prices for Michael Jackson memorabilia now outstrip those for items belonging to Elvis or Marilyn Monroe, he added.

"It's a tribute to his life and career - he's truly an amazing artist," said Mr Julien.

The glove was bought by Hong Kong businessman Hoffman Ma on behalf of a hotel in Macau China, where it will now go on display.
Including taxes and fees, the final amount paid was $420,000.
Michael Jackson died at his home in Los Angeles in June at the age of 50 after a drugs overdose.

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Internation Musing said...

Oeps, all your blogs became more and more fifficult for me to open..(( They are so 'heavy'..((

Staci said...

I'm surprised the Smithsonian did not try to get some of them. They have that whole museum that has the pop culture items, like Dorothy's ruby slippers. I would have thought the glove and some of the jackets would have fit in perfect there.

RE Ausetkmt said...

@Hans - wow Hans, a strong blogger like you having problems hefting a lil two post blog like this, when you have all of 5 posts on your front page. wowww, i'm honored.

as long as you try, that's all that matters my friend. (wink*wink)

RE Ausetkmt said...

@Staci - you are right. the smithsonian does have a great collection; but we saw more Jackson stuff in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. they have the gigantic guitar of the jackons; and some of their stage clothes and instruments in an exibit. no glove tho from what I remember.

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