Items From Michael Jackson's Rented Mansion Auctioned Off
It's an extraordinary sight of a room full of furniture from the home where Michael Jackson spent his final days.
A Victorian-era armoire has a message Jackson scribbled to himself on the mirror that reads: "Train, perfection. March April May full out"
It's a reference to his gruelling rehersal schedule for the This Is It tour.
Another item is a blackboard with a message from Jackson's daughter, Paris. It says "I heart Daddy. Smile. It's for free."
The heart tugging note is now one of the thousands of items being auctioned by Julien's Auction House in Beverly Hills.
But there is one item that won't be for sale. The bed Jackson died in. At the last minute, Jackson's mother, Katherine made a plea to have it pulled from the auction.
"Katherine asked us not to sell the bed and of course we understood and respected that wish so it is not in the sale," said Martin Nolan of Julien's Auction House.
But the headboard is for sale. Carved in Victorian England, it's worth at least $5,000.
The 17,000 square feet home was filled with marble statues, clocks, paintings, and furniture.
A grand piano was Jackson's favorite. It's a little beat up, but like all the items up for sale, it's expected to bring in big bucks because it's now become a part of the legacy of the King of Pop.