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UK’s Classic Pop makes reference to Michael Jackson & Chaplin blog

Anthem, the UK’s fastest growing major publisher, has published a Michael Jackson special. In ‘Classic Pop Presents: Michael Jackson’ complimentary reference is made to my Michael Jackson-Chaplin blog by the magazine’s founder and editor-at-large, Ian Peel.

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Cover and welcome page of ‘Classic Pop Presents: Michael Jackson’

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Miming the magic: Michael Jackson and Marcel Marceau (Part 2)

Gravity did not exist for Michael Jackson, the moonwalking King of Pop. Nor did it seem to affect Marcel Marceau, the legendary French pantomime artist. Both performed their art with an elegance and fluidity that only few have ever achieved. As masters of their trade, Jackson and Marceau were bound to meet.

Marcel Marceau and Michael Jackson in Paris
Marcel Marceau and Michael Jackson in Paris, 1997 (photo: video still of press conference)

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Miming the magic: Michael Jackson and Marcel Marceau (Part 1)

Gravity did not exist for Michael Jackson, the moonwalking King of Pop. Nor did it seem to affect Marcel Marceau, the legendary French pantomime artist. Both performed their art with an elegance and fluidity that only few have ever achieved. As masters of their trade, Jackson and Marceau were bound to meet.

Michael Jackson and Marcel Marceau
Michael Jackson and Marcel Marceau in New York, 1995 (photo: video still of press conference)

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Tramping with Charlie: Michael Jackson’s walk with Chaplin (part 2)

What would you buy Michael Jackson for his birthday if he was still alive? A ticket to the Charlie Chaplin Museum opening in 2016. The late King of Pop loved the Little Tramp with his iconic cane, bowler hat and oversized shoes. Having studied Chaplin’s work in detail, Jackson befriended the Chaplin family in the late 1980s and recorded a cover of the Chaplin evergreen ‘Smile’. Jackson would have been delighted to see the Chaplin Museum open its doors in the Swiss manor where he once had supper with the Chaplin family, played on the lawn with the Chaplin kids, and explored the treasures of Chaplin’s personal film archive.

Michael Jackson dressed up as Charlie Chaplin, London 1979 (photo: Tony Prime)
Michael Jackson dressed up as Charlie Chaplin, London 1979 (photo: Tony Prime)

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Tramping with Charlie: Michael Jackson’s walk with Chaplin (part 1)

What would you buy Michael Jackson for his birthday if he was still alive? A ticket to the Charlie Chaplin Museum opening in 2016. The late King of Pop, who would have turned 57 today, loved the Little Tramp with his iconic bowler hat, cane, and oversized shoes. Having studied Chaplin’s work in detail, Jackson befriended the Chaplin family in the late 1980s and recorded a cover of the Chaplin evergreen ‘Smile’. Jackson would have been delighted to see the Chaplin Museum open its doors in the Swiss manor where he once had supper with the Chaplin family, played on the lawn with the Chaplin kids, and explored the treasures of Chaplin’s personal film archive.

Michael Jackson as the Little Tramp (photo: Steven Paul Whitsitt)
Michael Jackson as the Little Tramp, 1994 (photo: Steve Whitsitt)

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