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Tuesday November 15, 2011

Previously Unseen Footage of Michael Jackson in Argentina to be Auctioned

Previously Unseen Footage of Michael Jackson in Argentina to be Auctioned

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A never before seen video of Michael Jackson in Argentina is expected to raise well over six million dollars from wealthy bidders eager to acquire King of Pop’s relics.

A 1993 recording of Michael Jackson’s “Dangerous” tour in Argentina will go under the hammer on November 26th at the Fame Bureau auctioneers at a starting price of 4 million pounds ($6.35 M).

The film was shot using state of the art equipment and was intended for release, but Jackson apparently was unhappy with the finished product, and therefore scrapped it.

The VHS tape for auction is the only remaining copy of the live performance.  Jackson allegedly gave it to his chauffeur as “a reward or a bonus” for his “transportation services.”

The driver kept the film to himself until 2009, when he published a little bit on Youtube, as proof of ownership. US law allows the owner of a gift the right to sell or transfer to third parties, but not to distribute or sell copies.

According to reports, the two hour tape features performances, as well as backstage footage.  It also features appearances from Jordy Chandler, the teenager who later launched the first child abuse lawsuit against Jackson.