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Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ Jacket Up For Auction

Michael Jackson Auction
In this May 26, 2011 photo, auction items that belonged to Michael Jackson are displayed at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Items are among the memorabilia available for auction on June 25 and June 26, 2011, at Julien’s Auctions. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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In this May 26, 2011 photo, auction items that belonged to Michael Jackson are displayed at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif. Items are among the memorabilia available for auction on June 25 and June 26, 2011, at Julien's Auctions. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Two years after his death, Julien’s Auction house announced they are auctioning some of the music legend Michael Jackson’s belongings.

His fans were particularly concentrated on one item–the red “Thriller” jacket that Michael Jackson wore during the groundbreaking video in 1982.

The auction will take place in Beverly Hills on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Proceeds will be donated to “The Roar Foundation,” which was founded by actress Tippi Hedren in 1983 for wildlife preservation at Shambala Lake, a 22,000 sq. ft. compound that’s also home to Michael Jackson’s tigers Thriller and Sabu.  More information can be found on Shambala.org, and the site can be visited by appointment for overnight stays in African style safari tents.

Hedren, who has also worked with directors like Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin says that it costs $75,000  each month to run Shambala and that she is delighted and grateful with Julien’s offer at a perfect time.

Julien’s is the auction house that specializes in memorabilia concerning to the entertainment industry and legendary item collections. Items included and recently auctioned here include the Audrey Hepburn gown she wore in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Marilyn Monroe’s famous “subway dress” that she wore in the film “Seven Year Itch.” Monroe’s dress brought in an astonishing $5.6 million.

Fans and estimators agree that the “Thriller” jacket has left a similar image in the heads of all music fans, and will bring in numbers as high as the dresses. The jacket could make Michael’s two tigers Thriller and Sabu the richest cats on earth. Bids can be placed on the “Thriller Jacket” on juliensauctions.com.

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