Michael Jackson’s Thriller Contract To Be Auctioned

Sources: The Guardian – By Harriet Gibson | All Things Michael

2000

A signed contract which stipulated the security and payment agreements on the set of Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller music video is to be auctioned.

The signed document between Michael Jackson’s Optimum Productions and the Screen Actors Guild covering requirements for two-dozen actors in the video will be sold by Nate D Sanders Auctions. The contract had to be signed prior to production, which Jackson did on 10 October 1983.

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As a result, his epic 13-minute video for his 9m-selling single was shot in downtown Los Angeles in October 1983. Winning the Grammy for best video album in 1984, as well as best long-form music video in 1985, the blockbuster work altered the boundaries for what a pop-music video could be – so much so, that in 2009, the Library of Congress added Thriller to the National Film Registry. It remains the first and only music video to be selected for the registry.

Those with a cool $25,000 (£16,000) or so lying around can place a bid at the auctioneers website.

 

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One thought on “Michael Jackson’s Thriller Contract To Be Auctioned

  1. I always wonder how people get these things and why they are not property of the Estate or why the Estate isn’t involved. This is an historic document of the most iconic video ever produced. It should be in the hands of Michael’s children/Estate where, hopefully, someday it would be exhibited in an MJ museum. Sad to see this. 😦

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