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February 16th, 2009
11:46 AM ET

It's the sale of the century

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Chris Campion
The Observer

In April, an extraordinary auction will provide an unprecedented look into the private world of Michael Jackson. More than 2,000 items, ranging from personal effects and costumes to pieces from Jackson's private art collection as well as fittings and furnishings from his Neverland ranch, will be up for sale at a four-day public auction at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

Given the continuing fascination that the self-styled King of Pop exerts over the public imagination, Darren Julien, the affable Los Angeles-based auctioneer of celebrity merchandise who is directing the sale, expects a media circus to descend on the hotel as well as tribes of devoted Jackson fans from all corners of the globe. Select lots are to be sent on a touring exhibition that will arrive in Dublin and London in March before a full-scale exhibition opens for one week in Beverly Hills prior to the sale.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Luis

    What About The Beatles Catalog?

    That's the real important thing. Does Sony own half or whats the deal here?

    February 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm |
  2. Jeanette

    That child molester should be in jail, but since he isn't, most people don't even want to hear about him or his junk he has for sale. He and the jury that set him free should both be forgotten people.

    February 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  3. chuck

    Michael Jackson has made a fool of himself and black people and now should feel the punishment for his actions. This is a sure sign that he is a broken man.

    February 16, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  4. Isabel Abreu, Brazil

    The economic crisis does not distinguish who is right...

    The Neverland ranch, it seems to me, a white elephant, which brings more of the costs that another thing.

    I only hope that in the midst of an economic crisis so colossal, people have conscience, and don't buy, the weight of gold, object of personal use of artist.

    February 16, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  5. Cindy

    Yep..there will definitely be a lot of kooks going to this! But really who would want this stuff? I sure wouldn't. The man used to be great but his extra curricular activities, if you will, have ruined him IMO. He needs to take off into the sunset and never return.

    Cindy..Ga.

    February 16, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

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