New Jacko Book Lifts The Lid On Thriller Shoot

A new book about MICHAEL JACKSON reveals never-before-seen images of the star behind-the-scenes of his iconic 1983 video THRILLER.
Photographer Douglas Kirkland has gathered all the snaps he took of the singer rehearsing for the horror promo and undergoing the make-up routine that transformed him from pop star to zombie.
The images all appear in Michael Jackson: The Making of Thriller: 4 Days/1983.
Remembering his time on set with Jacko - who died last year (09) - Kirkland writes, "The yellow contacts he wore were painful. So was peeling off the makeup. But he stayed positive. His ability to write, create and perform - he was truly exceptional."


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Michael hated to be called Jacko!
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Please DON'T call him Jacko. He hated it. Otherwise this is a nice little piece. I have the book, and it is an excellent photographic record of the making of the short film that was to change the music industry.
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Articles like this should never be published if the "author" doesn't know the name of the person they are writing about! That is very disrespectful and you can be sure that MJ fans will call you on it! For future reference ~ his name is Michael Jackson!!!!
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MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON THAT IS HIS NAME.......AND MICHAEL SIGNED HIS NAME MICHAEL JACKSON.....HE HAS NO OTHER NAME..........USING ANY OTHER NAME FOR MICHAEL JACKSON IS NOT CORRECT.........................
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His name is not "Jacko". It is Michael Josephe Jackson. He did not like being referred to as Jacko. Please do not refer to Michael as Jacko. That is not his name. It is very disrespectful and I find it highly offensive. techlilinu
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Yes, please call Michael Jackson by his proper name. It's insulting to his memory, to his children and family, and to people who admire him to call him by other derogatory nicknames.
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Stop calling him jacko!!! His name is Michael Jackson! I am so sick of the media and these B.S. antics!Michael Jackson is loved by millions and millions all over the world so have some respect!
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THAT IS SO DISRESPECTFUL..His name is Micheal Jackson, it was wrong when he was living and its wrong now. I will unsubscribe fom this website if this happens again...
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STOP DISRESPECTING MICHAEL JACKSON!! His name isn't JACKO Don't you know how to spell? J A C K S O N Their that should help you now get it right!!!!!!!!!
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I agree his name is MICHAEL JACKSON he is THE KING OF POP, stop refering to him with that slang name have some respect for him he's dead for God sakes, as for the book thats great I would buy it to add to my MJ collection I think all proceeds should go to his children & Mother to help raise his 3 children. may he RIP,,we love you Michael
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