THROWBACK THURSDAY: Michael Jackson's People Magazine commercial (1984)

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1984 People Magazine Commercial (Michael Jackson)

During Michael Jackson’s memorial montage in 2009, I saw a clip that I’d never seen before. He was on a lit street at night in a black and red military jacket. Was it a promo? A film scene I’d not heard about? I had no idea where to even find it at the time and I had to let it go as an unknown thing (to me) that happened.

Fast forward to 2023 and I remembered a little thing called Google Lens, which can search images to find other similar images. I decided to feed it a screenshot and… I found it! It was a commercial for his special People Extra magazine issue from 1984.

If you want a copy, Amazon has one or you can try eBay.

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