“People who grew up as child stars have the same thing in common. You’re cute, they love you. - You go through the awkward stage, they don’t accept you anymore. Very few make the transition to adult star.” - Michael Jackson
“Before Michael could walk, he was feeling the beat. Michael told me that his mother, Katherine, recalls him imitating the oscillating movements of the washing machine when he was a small child.
Michael had taught himself to dance in Florsheims, and in his mind he feared that if he tried to dance in anything else, he would lose the magic in his steps.
‘These are the shoes that my family could afford and what I learned to dance in,’ he went on to tell me. ‘I don’t care what you do to my clothes, just don’t touch my shoes. These are my dance shoes. I love my shoes. Leave them alone.”- Michael Bush, costume designer
On February 18, 1986, fourteen-year old heart transplant patient, Donna Ashlock from Patterson in California , receives a call from Michael Jackson after he learns she is a devoted fan. Michael wishes her well and invites her to visit him at the Encino family home once she is feeling better.
5/100 Favourite pictures of Michael Jackson
MJ masterfully creating suspense…I can feel it from the screen my God this man is INCREDIBLE
For MJ, controlling the stage is as effortless as moving the pieces across a chessboard. The stage is where he unleashes his artistic power and his forte of captivating audience. This is showmanship at its best. Simply awe-inspiring!!