Released by Rick Laney:
LOS ANGELS, Cal. – In classic dance scenes from Michael Jackson's legendary final performance, captured on film for the "This Is It" movie, Jackson wears his signature fedora, a sport coat and bright orange pants. This week, the bright orange pants (along with certificates of authenticity and photographic evidence) and other Jackson items will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders, Inc., one the world's leading dealers of Hollywood memorabilia, autographs, rare books and gold coins.
The pants, which will be auctioned on Thursday, May 20, are one of the last-know garments worn by Michael Jackson to be captured on film. Other Jackson garments and props have recently capture record-breaking prices at auction. White sequined gloves, a mainstay of Michael Jackson's wardrobe, have sold recently for more than $400,000. On May 5, a diehard Jackson fan from Costa Rica paid a whopping $170,000 for the glove Jackson used during his 1983 classic "Motown 25" television performance of Billie Jean (where he debuted the "moon walk"). At another auction in New York City, one of Jackson's flashy gloves captured a fetching $420,000 from a buyer in Hong Kong, China.
The winning bidder in the Sanders auction will get the Jackson-worn pants, photos of Jackson wearing the pants during the taping of "This Is It," a letter from Jackson's personal bodyguard (the former owner of the pants) who worked for Jackson until the day of his death on June 25, 2009, and a copy of the bodyguard's paycheck confirming his employment and relationship with Michael Jackson.