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Michael Jackson Apollo Theater Costume Michael Jackson onstage wearing Apollo Theater Costume
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Estimate: $3,000 – $5,000


A custom red vinyl costume shirt with Velcro closures and bodysuit style bottom with a sewn on black tie. Shirt shows evidence of wear and makeup residue at neck. A black wool single button front closure suit jacket with black silk lining and signature white silk armband on right sleeve. Together with a black wool fedora with black gross grain ribbon hat band with bow at left and custom tether at back brim to keep the brim curved upward at a sharp angle during performance.

These pieces were worn together during Jackson's performance of Dangerous at the April 24, 2002 “A Night At The Apollo” Democratic National Fundraiser. Jackson performed the same song in a nearly identical outfit just four nights before on April 20, 2002 for the nationally televised American Bandstand 50th A Celebration special on ABC. Jackson gifted the items to the fiancé of a colleague backstage with well wishes for their engagement. This was Jackson's last public performance in the United States.

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