In 1984 a party was held in the the Natural History Museum in New York City to celebrate the record breaking sales of Michael Jackson's new album "Thriller."
The invitation granted to a select group of people was a white cotton glove, bearing the words:
"Walter Yetnikoff, Don Dempsey, Allen Davis invite you to a MICHAEL JACKSON THRILLER PARTY. 2/7/84 9PM. AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, CPW at 79th ST. BLACK TIE. RSVP Susan Blond
I got this glove from someone who was attending the party. He was a staff member of CBS Records who was close to Michael at the time and accompanied the artist to the event.
It is in good condition, a little faded from time but the invitational words are still clearly visible. It has a very small tear on the the index finger, probably because I wore it to the event!
Now I've given it to my daughter Natalie to sell - more dosh for her trip to the land of sari's and sandals. Rickshaw rides aplenty I shouldn't wonder. I hope she brings me back a T-shirt that says: "My daughter went to India funded by my valuable collectables and all I got was this crap T-shirt."
Here's the link: