Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Signed 11x14 Photo

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Michael Jackson, The Greatest Entertainer who very sadly will be missed, was the kindest and most generous Celebrity Bryan had ever encountered in his 20  years of collecting Celebrity Signatures.  Over the last year of his life, Michael Jackson spent that time living in Los Angeles and as documented rehearsing for his final "This Is It" tour.  Bryan has always been a HUGE supporter of Michael's and always knew how influential and important Michael's music, dancing and career have been. So, when Bryan would learn of MJ being around in LA, Bryan would somehow find out where MJ was or where he was going to be and Bryan was there always to have MJ sign various items and take pictures with Michael. Bryan had first met Michael Jackson in Harlem, NY as Michael was there to speak out against Tommy Mottola and Sony Records. The press Conference was held at Al Sharpton's Harlem office. Bryan, knowing security and fans would be rabid, planned to sneak into the building before MJ arrived, in hopes of planting himself somewhere inside in order to at least have some access to MJ.  As Bryan recalled the story, he found what looked like a private holding room that seemed like Al Sharpton's private office in his building. Bryan decided to actually hide in the coat closet of this office and in anticipation of MJ being ushered into this room. Sure enough , Bryan's instincts and plan were correct and in walked MJ with an entourage of security , police and handlers.  Bryan was brave enough to go through all this effort and reveal himself from the closet, at which point he was almost ushered out of the room , until it was Michael himself who quickly calmed the security down and said "it's ok, I wanna take a picture with him."  This was a very memorable experience for Bryan , and only perpetuated his drive to meet MJ again.  This would happen a few years later in Beverly Hills, CA where Bryan had once again learned that MJ was going to be shopping at The Sharper Image store on Santa Monica blvd. Knowing this information and the fact that Michael usually would shop in a store after they had been notified he was coming to shop, and the store would close temporarily for his privacy and protection.  However, if you were a shopper in the store while MJ arrived, you were not asked to leave, thus Bryan quickly got inside the store just prior to MJ showing up with his kids.  When MJ was in the store with Bryan , he not only signed several items for Bryan and took a picture with Bryan, but he also again came to Bryan's rescue, as Bryan had left the store for a brief moment to retrieve a guitar he had in his car that he wanted MJ to sign, when Bryan tried to come back inside, the doorman would not let him or anyone back inside. Until Bryan managed to get MJ's attention and instantly the door was propped open and Michael summoned Bryan over and beautifully signed a red guitar. All of this was captured on tape by Entertainment Tonight and other media outlets. That was 2003, and then there were a few times over the next 2 years that MJ would show up briefly in LA and Bryan was always there to see him. However it wasn't until October of 2008 that Bryan would start to really cultivate a relationship with Michael Jackson, and his security team and assistants. In October of 2008, Michael Jackson had moved from his home in Las Vegas back to LA, however MJ was staying at The Bel Air hotel from October until January when he moved into his last home in Holmby Hills, CA. From October until his final days in June, Bryan and his team would be everywhere Michael went, from the very first rehearsal casting sessions held in a small studio in Van Nuys, CA to the daily rehearsals held in Burbank, and from the several shopping trips ranging from Barnes & Noble in Westwood to many costume and collectible stores in Los Feliz and West Hollywood.  Michael really enjoyed having his fans follow him around and it made him feel like people still cared, which is sad considering he cared so much.Bryan would research Michael's passions like his passion for String music and bring him gifts of artists and rare albums that Michael would sincerely appreciate. Michael would personally tell Bryan how much he liked the pictures, rare albums and posters he would bring to get signed. In addition, appreciate. According to Michael's chief security, Michael was interested in employing Bryan to work for him in some research capacity. This was the extent of how well Michael knew Bryan from seeing his dedication and perseverence. In April, Michael personally asked Bryan if he could keep some of Bryan's posters for his Daughter Paris' birthday party, as he wanted to use them as decoration. This level of kindness and humbleness was not what people might expect from such a Legend, but this was Michael, ALL THE TIME. The hardest part for Bryan was always to simply find Michael, and get up to him in person, but once he did, it was as exciting as the first encounter.  In the very end of April, Bryan once again managed to sneak his way into a store (Christian Audigier) just prior to Michael showing up there. Bryan was wearing a vintage BEAT IT jacket inside and had hoped to get inside and stay there to have MJ sign this very rare Jacket. Once Michael arrived with his kids, the security recognized Bryan and told the people in the store that he was "ok to stay."  With hundreds of onlookers/Paparazzi's outside and traffic on Melrose ave coming to a standstill to see whats going on, Bryan was inside having Michael take another picture with him and sign the BEAT IT jacket while the cameras from TMZ and other media outlets were rolling.  
Signing Description: Having so many wonderful experiences with Michael and being fortunate enough to be around Michael for the last year of his life has finally driven Bryan to share his treasured stories and these once in a lifetime memories through the signatures of Michael Jackson. Bryan acquired and preserved the single largest and most diverse collection of authentic, in person signatures from The LATE GREAT MICHAEL JACKSON. All of The Signature Library's Michael Jackson sold signed items will subtract a percentage to benefit Michael Jackson's Heal The World Charity.

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