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Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 06/27/2011

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Jacket Sold for $1.8 Million at Auction; Bruce Lee Museum in Hong Kong on Hold


A Julien's Auctions' employee adjusts the Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket on June 13, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. Over 600 items representing the biggest names in rock'n'roll were on auction. (GABRIEL BOUYS - AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
Americana Chic: The famous black-and-red jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his “Thriller” video has sold at auction for $1.8 million. (AP via Washington Post)

Postponed: Efforts to build a Bruce Lee museum in the late kung fu movie star’s Hong Kong have stalled again. (ABC News)

Inside the Pocketbook: Court filing offers a rare view of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s finances, which claimed $16 million in assets and $700,000 in liabilities according to court documents. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

Living On: The late Graham Chapman of the Monty Python comedy troupe will star in a 3-D animated version of his absurdist memoir, “A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI,” via a taped reading made shortly before he died. (New York Times)

Trending: Books: The Edinburgh book festival sold out on the first day of full ticket sales after an unprecedented surge in demand caused chaos for its online booking service. (Guardian)

Giving: The Detroit Symphony Orchestra raised more than $3 million during a strike-shortened season in April and May, while its overall number of donors increased by 27 percent over last year. (Detroit Free Press)

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