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    Michael Jackson Socks Worn in Famous Pepsi Commercial with Signed Letter (1984). In January, 1984 Michael Jackson, along with other members of the Jacksons, filmed a famous (and in some ways, now infamous) commercial for Pepsi's "New Generation" campaign. The commercial featured a simulated concert from Jackson and family, complete with a packed house of adoring fans. Offered here are the custom-made crystal-studded socks worn by Michael during filming and highlighted in the commercial. Designed by Bill Whitten, who also designed the gloves and many other of Jackson's costumes of the era, the socks are soft cotton athletic tube socks studded from the ankle to the cuff with alternating columns of round and square crystals. Included with the socks is a 5.5" x 8.5" letter on MJJ Productions stationery, mounted to cardboard, reading "Dear Frank "TOOKIE" / Thank you for the great times on the Victory tour. We will never forget... / I know you had your eye on these, use them well... / My Original Socks from the Pepsi commercial. / Love your Friend.", and signed "Michael Jackson" in blue felt ink. Also included in the lot is a certificate of authenticity from David Geffen stating the socks had been gifted to manager and actor Frank Dileo, mounted to a piece of 12" x 10.5" masonite, as well as a copy of the book Maker of Dreams by Michael's amusement ride consultant and park developer Rob Swinson, signed and inscribed by the author. Socks in Fine condition, with one round crystal coming loose. COAs from David Geffen and Heritage Auctions. From the Personal Archive and Collection of Robert R. "Rob" Swinson; Michael Jackson's Personal Neverland Valley "Maker of Dreams".



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    November, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
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