For sale: MJ jacket to thrill
The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his Thriller video is hitting the auction block.
Auction administrator Darren Julien says the red and black leather jacket is "the most recognised and significant piece of pop culture" to come up for sale, and he expects it to fetch at least $200,000 (Dh734,440) at the Music Icons auction on June 25 and 26.
Jackson autographed the jacket as a gift to his longtime costume designers, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. A portion of the proceeds from its sale will benefit the Shambala Preserve, where Jackson's two Bengal tigers, Thriller and Sabu, have been living since the pop star left his Neverland ranch in 2006.
The Music Icons sale also includes one of Eric Clapton's guitars, Frank Sinatra's patent leather boots and 1986 Jaguar, handwritten lyrics and a leather jacket from Johnny Cash, jackets and a guitar from Elvis Presley, a signed harmonica from Bob Dylan and nearly 600 other pieces of music memorabilia from Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, The Beatles and others.