On the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, the Swarovski-encrusted glove he wore during the 1984 Victory Tour sold for $160,000 during the Julien’s Auctions at Planet Hollywood Resort last night. It was one of nearly 570 items up for bid during the Music Icons auction that included a stage bra worn by Madonna the sold for $10,000, a Hummer owned by Tupac Shakur that sold for $26,000 and Prince’s handwritten lyrics to “Purple Rain” that went for $55,000.
It was Jackson’s memorabilia that garnered the most attention and sold for well above their estimated value. An MTV Music Award won by the King of Pop was valued between $6,000 and $8,000 and sold for $43,750. His handwritten lyrics to “Bad” sold for $30,720. A signed fedora fetched $46,875, a custom jacket brought in $120,000 while the autographed replica of the jacket he wore in the “Beat It” video snared $132,000.
Other items from the auction included Elvis Presley’s lock of hair from an Army buzz cut won by a fan in the 1950s, estimated between $6,000 and $8,000, which sold for $20,000; Jimi Hendrix’s stage-played Fender Stratocaster that sold for $180,000; and Britney Spears’ stage costumes.
The Music Icons auction brought in more than $1 million. The auctions continue today with items belonging to Anna Nicole Smith, Cher, Brad Pitt, Ronald Reagan and Frank Sinatra and a Star Trek auction tomorrow featuring memorabilia from Gene Roddenberry and William Shatner.