Thrift Shops: The Michael Jackson Connection

June 29, 2009 at 10:24 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment

thrilCostumes for Michael Jackson’s iconic “Thriller” video were purchased at a thrift shop, an insider reveals today. In the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Washington resident John Brune remembers the time he spent as an assistant choreographer for the 1983 production:

“Part of the preliminary work on ‘Thriller’ was shopping at a thrift store, Brune said. ‘We bought a lot of ugly dresses.’ …

“After Jackson’s extensive run of legal problems began in the 1990s, Brune said, an inquiry came his way. ‘I got a call asking if I’d seen anything involving children and sexual behavior. I never saw any of that,’ Brune said. However, Brune recalled a show business idol who still had a lot of growing up to do, particularly when faced with something he didn’t want to do.

“‘He’d act like he was tired, or act like he didn’t understand,’ Brune said. ‘Childlike, really.'”

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