Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Creepy Michael Jackson memorabilia up for auction

Posted By on Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 4:49 PM


We've all had the thought, at one point or another: "Man, I'd give anything to sleep in Michael Jackson's death bed." Finally, that dream could become reality. The AP reports that the entire contents of MJ's swank Beverly Hills estate will go up for auction on December 17, with an exhibition of some "highlights" beginning earlier that week.

Says Darren "Stay Classy" Julien of Julien's Auctions, which will host the event: "We want to preserve the history of these items." Mm. History. Cold, dead, Propofol-laced history.

Below, the squirmiest bits of the AP story.

A note from one of the children remains on a chalkboard inside the home's sprawling kitchen, where three barstools were lined up against the center island — a perfect breakfast spot for the kids. "I (heart) Daddy. SMILE, it's for free," the chalk note reads in childlike scrawl. The chalkboard will be sold as-is, and is expected to fetch more than $400.

Jackson maintained an adjacent bedroom that he regarded as his inner sanctum — a private place only for him. It is in this second bedroom that the pop star wrote a message to himself on the mirror of an antique armoire. "TRAIN, perfection, March April. FULL OUT May," it reads. Jackson was to begin his London concert run in July.

Among the items for sale in the medication room, where evidence was collected for Murray's trial, are upholstered chairs smudged with Jackson's makeup and Jackson's death bed, which looks out to an expansive backyard surrounded by tall trees. The yard is anchored by a large swimming pool and a pool house, where the singer's son Prince carved his name on a beeswax candle.The medication room, on the top floor, leads to another walk-in closet and bathroom, where Jackson's makeup still remains on a small silk-covered stool beneath the vanity.


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