You wanna be like Mike? Well the contents of Michael Jackson's Neverland ranch are going to be put for auction in April, providing the public a rare glimpse into the private world of the controversial singer.
The auction, instigated at the behest of Jackson himself, will take place over four days at a Beverly Hills hotel. A portion of the proceeds will go to a foundation that helps musicians in crisis. Here is a world exclusive preview of some of the items going under the hammer.
A pair of record awards presented to Michael Jackson by Epic (Thailand) for double platinum sales of Dangerous, and gold sales of Bad. Guide price $200-$400
A painting on stretched canvas featuring iconic figures such as Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein wearing Jackson's trademark sunglasses and glove. Guide price $1,000-$2,000
A portrait of Michael Jackson dressed as a king, oil on canvas, signed and dated 1995 and housed in an elaborate gold frame. Guide price $4,000-$6,000
An orange spandex glove covered with orange Swarovski Loch Rosen crystals and rectangular mirrored beads. Guide price $1,000-$1,500
A pair of Michael Jackson's Triumph-era socks with uppers covered in rhinestone banding. They date back to his 1981 Triumph tour with the Jacksons. Guide price $600-$800
A Victory tour jacket worn by Jackson at the Kansas City opening of the 1984 tour with the Jackson. It is currently on exhibit at the Los Angeles Grammy Museum. Guide price $2,000-$4,000
A robotic Michael Jackson head featured at the climax of his 1988 film Moonwalker, when he transforms into a robot and defeats Joe Pesci's evil character, Mr Big. Guide price $2,000-$3,000
The robotic head lights up as each piece of the face pushes out and expands before retracting back into the shape of Jackson's face. It still animates at the push of a button
Jackson's MTV Video Music award for Best Group Video USA For Africa 1984-1985. Guide price $6,000-$8,000
The prop 'scissorhand' gloves that Johnny Depp wore in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands. Stan Winston, the visual effects artist for the film, worked with Jackson on the 1997 short film Ghosts. Guide price $4,000-$6,000
An electric cart featuring an image of Jackson as Peter Pan on the bonnet and Peter Pan cushions. Guide price $4,000-$6,000
Jackson's Rolls Royce with interior designed by himself. Guide price $140,000 - $160,000
Don't you wish Michael Jordan would do this!