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In Pictures: Michael Jackson: The Official Exhibition At London’s O2

pa-79636131MICHAEL Jackson: The Official Exhibition at the O2 in London is on. And we have been there to take the pictures of the life-sized throne, a crown, a rocket ship, a triptych of canvases of the singer showing him being crowned, knighted and holding a magical sword, and Jacko being the down-to-earth guy we all loved.

You can walk under the gilded archway used to welcome guests to Jackson’s fairytale Neverland ranch, stroke the saddle of a carousel-style rocking horse inscribed: “To MJ love ET”. That’s Elizabeth Taylor, not the little alien lost and trying to get home.

Read a signed letter from former fellow monkey enthusiast US president Ronald Reagan dated 1984. Reagan wishes Jackson good health following his hair catching fire while filming an advert for Pepsi.

Some might say it is fitting that Jackson’s life should be laid out in the O2 oxygen tent; some might say it’s a cynical marketing ploy to wring more cash form the fans, under the pretence of respect for the dead performer; others might say, “It’s what Michael would have wanted.”

A little light animatronics and the show might yet go on. But for now, all we have are pictures… in high definition…

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Posted: 26th, October 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comments (3)