It was supposed to be just Chat but I’m shipping trash so have a Ladynoir moonwalk dance-off (Chat wins and gets on a kiss on the cheek yaaaaaayyyy *bricked*). Outfits referenced from one of Michael Jackson’s live performances of Billie Jean.
Since it’s a bajillion degrees out today here at The Huntington, here’s a virtual trip outside to walk along the phases of the moon in our Children’s Garden. When the temps drop off a bit, you’ll have to come moonwalk for real.
Just a friendly reminder about how monumental and legendary Michael Jackson's Thriller was
Billie Jean:The short film was created in one flawless shot and became the first black film on MTV.
Beat It:The studio recording was done in one tape, which includes a minor blooper right before Eddie Van Halen's solo. The tape was so perfect otherwise, he kept it.
Thriller:The greatest short film known to man. Over 15 minutes of truly ahead of his time effects. Thriller changed film and choreography forever.
Thriller Album:Created 30+ years ago and still remains the best selling album known to man with over 140 million copies sold. 7/9 songs on the album became #1 hits.
Hollywood Star:With the help of Thriller's monumental success, Michael became one of the first youngest people to receive a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
Grammy Awards:February 1984 Michael set a new world record of eight Grammy Awards gained in one night. 30 years later, the record is still unmatched or beaten.
Moonwalk:Showcased on Motown 25, the moonwalk easily became the most popular and inspirational dance move ever created. Michael actually learned it from street kids from the ghetto; he just added minor improvements