Michael Jackson Auction Rakes in $2 Million

Music

By: John Kennedy / November 24, 2009

The glove Michael Jackson wore during his legendary performance at “Motown 25,” can now be found at the Ponte 16 Resort Hotel in Macau.

The glove was sold over the weekend to a bidder from Hong Kong, who paid $350,000 for it ($420,000, plus taxes and fees). The bidder, like many others, attended the Michael Jackson auction, held by Julien’s Auctions Saturday at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York’s Times Square. Profits from the event totaled a whopping $2 million.

“The glove” as many people simply coined it, was worn by Jackson during his performance at Motown’s 25th anniversary TV special in 1983, where Jackson debuted the moonwalk. It was originally owned by Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores. According to CNN, Orange asked for Jackson’s autograph at the taping, but instead Jackson generously gave him the glove.

Other items auctioned off included a signature black jacket from Jackson’s “Bad” tour, which went for $270,000. A Jackson drawing of Charlie Chapin sold for $33,480, and the fedora Jackson rocked at the 1995 MTV Music Awards where he kissed ex Lisa Marie Presley, went for $73,800. – Linda Hobbs