“Jackson has just about everything you would want in a dancer. He is very fast, and, now that the adult musculature has come in, his whole body is ‘worked’, this means that every muscle is stretched, and operating in the service of the dance. Nothing is blurred. As a result, he has a sharp attack, and wonderful clarity. Watch him for example, in ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ dancing, silhouetted, alongside other men doing the same steps. You can’t see the faces, but you know which one he is. He dives into a step more intently, and shows it to us more precisely, than anyone else.” Joan Acocella - The New Yorker
On Michael Jackson, the dancer.
Michael Jackson writing on an Elvis figurine at Neverland:
“If I can only find a white man, with a black man’s sound, I could make a million dollars.” - Sam Phillips, Sun Record
(Sam Phillips is responsible for launching Elvis’s career, and would famously tell people at his record label that quote before discovering Elvis)
Row 1: The ATeam / Batman and The Joker / Rocky and Apollo Creed / Mick Dundee / Lt Columbo / The Incredible Hulk / The Karate Kid and Mr Miyagi.
Row 2: The Fonz / GhostBusters / He-Man, Skeletor and She-Ra, Top Gun (Ice and Maverick) / Where’s Wally (Waldo in the States) / Diego Maradonna
Row 3: Freddy Krueger / Iron Mike Tyson / Back to the Future (Marty and Doc) / Prince / The Terminator / The Dukes of Hazard / Super Mario Brothers / Transformers (Optimus Prime and Megatron)
Row 4: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles / Axel Foley (Beverly Hills Cop) / John McEnroe and Björn Borg / John McClane / Teen Wolf / CHiPs
Row 5: Robocop / Hulk Hogan and André the Giant / Roger Rabbit and Jessica Rabbit / Dungeons and Dragons
Row 6: Indiana Jones / Beetlejuice / Star Wars (Return of the Jedi) / Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds
Row 7: Dave Bowie as the Goblin King in Labyrinth / Flash Gordon and Ming the Merciless / Bananaman / Superman / The Goonies / Spiderman
Row 8: Thundercats / Michael Jackson (Thriller suit) / Madonna / Miami Vice / MASK / ET and Elliot
Row 9: The Raccoons / Magnum P.I. / Cindy Lauper / Rambo / Fall Guy (Lee Majors and Heather Thomas) / Inspecter Gadget, Penny and Brain.