Michael Jackson Keeps His Junk
Michael Jackson's lawyers have stopped the sale of over 1,400 weird and wonderful items belonging to the singer – a development that is likey to have MJ fanatics and collectors crying into their fingerless white gloves.
The auction set to take place in the US, featuring possessions obtained from the singer's Neverland ranch, has now been cancelled. Julien's Auction House was looking after the sale and they had already printed up a glossy catalogue profiling the items.
Seems that ownership of the items has been called into question and, according to a new agreement reached by lawyers, Jackson will get to keep his retro 'junk'. While the details are sketchy, Jackson's lawyers said there was a "misunderstanding" about the ownership of the goods and a settlement had been reached. Apparently plans are now afoot to set up the collection as a sort of museum that the public can visit.
Whatever you may think of Jackson and his music, the goods on offer were wonderfully gaudy and self obsessed. Among the highlights was a painting of Jackson from the '80s, wearing his famous glove (surrounded by historic figures also wearing the shiny glove), every amusement arcade machine ever made, a golf buggy with Michael Jackson's face painted on the front and various other tidbits.