Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 25 December 2014

Jackson's Thriller jacket on tour

The red and black jacket Michael Jackson wore in the Thriller music video is going on tour to raise cash for charity
The red and black jacket Michael Jackson wore in the Thriller music video is going on tour to raise cash for charity

Michael Jackson's red-and-black calfskin jacket which the late pop star wore in the groundbreaking Thriller music video is going on tour.

The jacket's new owner, US commodities broker Milton Verret, plans to take the classic clothing around the world to raise money for charities that help sick children.

Mr Verret, from Austin, Texas, said he intends to line up corporate sponsors to fund the tour.

He bought the jacket for 1.8 million dollars (£1.1m) last month at a Beverly Hills auction.

The jacket is one of two Jackson wore during the filming of the 1983 video. He can be seen wearing the jacket in a scene with a troupe of zombies who rise from their graves and break into a dance routine.

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