More Michael Jackson Items on Auction
August 17, 2017
This time is items from Films and short films!
3 items will be auctioned on September 26 part of a “Treasure from Film & Television” form Propstore, the auction house dedicated to movie and TV sets and costumes.
The highlight of this auction for MJ fans is a magnificent (and scary) Werewolf mask used for “Thriller”! Yes, this is Thriller… Thriller year! Just be aware, this was not wore by Michael but only use to get the make-up right! Still, a great insight of the work done on the 35 years old Music Video (I know, short film) that changed the Music industry!
A Michael Jackson ‘Cat-Face’ paint-test mask made for the classic John Landis-directed music video Michael Jackson’s Thriller. This mask was made to test the paint scheme for the cat monster Michael (Michael Jackson) turned into during the fake film at the beginning of the music video.
Made of latex, the mask resembles a sharp-fanged beast with yellow cat eyes. The piece is coloured with acrylic paints that stops at the edges. Taped inside the mask is a handwritten note which is dated 2/24/1988 and outlines the steps to accomplish the paint scheme. The lot shows minor wear to the latex, with a small tear at the corner of the mouth. However, it remains in overall very fine condition. Dimensions: 25 cm x 22 cm x 14 cm (10″ x 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″)
£2,000 – 3,000
The second item is from Moonwalker and again this is a mask:
A Michael Jackson robotic facial appliance from the production of his music anthology film Moonwalker. This appliance was made for the scene when Jackson transformed into a robotic spaceship.
This latex mask was cast from a mould and is detailed with geometric, robot-like cheeks. The mask is painted silver to appear metallic. The appliance shows minor wear due to production use and age, but remains in very fine condition. Dimensions: 18 cm x 13 cm x 20 cm (7″ x 5″ x 8″)
£1,000 – 1,500
The last “little” piece is from the miniature of the planet where Captain EO land. A very small piece of that is on auction joined with few copy of documents and drawings:
Here the copies of documents:
A section of model miniature, concept artwork and behind-the-scenes photographs from Francis Ford Coppola’s sci-fi amusement experience Captain EO. The miniature formed part of the expansive set used for the scene in which Captain EO (Michael Jackson) and his crew descended to the planet’s surface.
Made of plastic with a board backing, the piece is finished in grey paint, with assorted electronics used for additional detailing. The model miniature is accompanied by six sheets of printed concept artwork, some with pencil annotations, along with seven photographs detailing the construction of the trench set and a length of 70mm film from the filming of the trench scene. Dimensions (miniature section): 6 cm x 37 cm x 44 cm (2 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ x 17 1/2″)
£500 – 700