'Thriller' jacket sells for £1.1m

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A famed black-and-red calfskin jacket that Michael Jackson wore in the "Thriller" music video has sold at auction for $1.8m (£1.1m). Darren Julien, the president of Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, said Milton Verret, a commodities trader from Austin, Texas, bought the jacket on Sunday.

The jacket is one of two Jackson wore during the filming of the "Thriller" video, right, in 1983. Jackson wears the jacket in a scene with zombies who rise from their graves and break into a dance routine.