Michael Jackson's Long-Missing Glove Is Going on Sale—for $15,000

GWS
GWS

Few pieces of pop music memorabilia are more recognizable than Michael Jackson's glittery white glove. Now, after hiding in a storage unit for years, one of MJ's iconic embellished accessories is hitting the auction block for the first time ever.

Fans of the King of Pop will be able to bid on a long-missing right-hand glove owned by the legendary musician at GWS Auction's "Legends: Iconic Film and Music Memorabilia Auction" on Saturday, August 25. Jackson famously wore a single glove on his left hand during his historic televised moonwalk to "Billie Jean" in 1983, but he owned several different versions, and on other occasions, he wore a right-hand glove instead.

According to the auctioneers, this particular glove sat in a storage facility for eight years after being shipped with some of the singer's other personal possessions from Paris to a Los Angeles storage facility. The contents of the unit were sold in 2003 after years of nonpayment on the space. The glove switched hands again in 2010 and has been held in a private collection ever since. The upcoming auction will mark the first time it goes up for sale to the public.

Close-up of crystal glove.
GWS

The auction house says this right-hand glove, with its crystal embellishments, is in "beautiful condition" and lists its starting price at $15,000. Whoever takes it home will also receive a certificate of authenticity and a letter of provenance from the storage unit's original buyers.

The sparkly glove is just one of the many exciting pop culture artifacts going up for auction at the same time. The collection includes other Michael Jackson pieces, such as his red blazer and black fedora, as well as assorted movie memorabilia, like a top and an underskirt Julie Andrews wore in Mary Poppins (1964) and a Munchkin costume from The Wizard of Oz (1939).

You can register to bid at gwsauctions.com.

Game of Thrones Star Liam Cunningham on Final Season: 'We're All Going to Die'

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

With the final season of Game of Thrones premiering in less than three months, the big question on everyone's mind is who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne. While we all have our own guesses as to who will emerge victorious in the finale, we're also aware that pretty much anyone could die. As this is the last season, it would be silly to assume that anyone is safe.

Many of the series' stars have hinted at what we can expect when it comes to who lives and who dies; Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark, called herself the "last woman standing," while Peter Dinklage hinted that his character, Tyrion Lannister, will die. Dublin-born actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, has an even darker prediction: no one will live.

While talking to host Ryan Tubridy on Ireland's The Late Late Show, Cunningham hinted that Davos will meet his demise in Season 8, along with many of his co-stars. "Congratulations for staying in the picture because there's death all around you," Tubridy told the actor, to which he replied:

"So far, so far. That doesn't mean anything. We're all going to die. Don't forget 'Valar Morghulis,' which is one of the phrases on the show which means 'all men must die.'"

Cunningham went on to clarify, "I haven't said anything," after Tubridy got excited over his statement, however he is definitely hinting at the many deaths we were already expecting.

It wouldn't be a total shock to see Davos be one of the many to die in Season 8, but we won't know for sure until Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14, 2019.

Game of Thrones Star Sophie Turner Says Latest Teaser Has 'Nothing to Do' With Season 8

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HBO

If you ever want to get lost down a Reddit rabbit hole, check out the Game of Thrones and Game of Thrones Theories subreddits. Since season 7 ended in August 2017, fans have been rabidly theorizing about what they believe will happen in the final season, even going so far as to comb through old episodes and interviews and re-read George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series for any clues. Now that we've finally seen a few teasers for season 8, fans have begun analyzing even the tiniest details to see what sort of future they might hint at. There's just one problem: The promos apparently have nothing to do with the details of the final season.

Fansite Winter Is Coming recently resurfaced an interview with actress Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, from October 2018's New York Comic Con, in which she stated that the latest teaser—which features Sansa, Arya Stark, and Jon Snow coming face-to-face with statues of themselves—is actually irrelevant to the final season. According to Turner:

“We did this promo for season 8 where—I don’t know if I can say this, actually. Well, actually, no. It’s got nothing to do with the series; it’s just a promo. It was this big kind of statue of me, of Sansa, and I wanted to have it in the garden of my new house. But they obviously wouldn’t ship it from Belfast to New York, so …”

Since it debuted more than a week ago, the newest teaser has spawned a range of fan theories, from speculation that Bran Stark is either the Night King or the Three-Eyed Raven to Jon Snow being one of the series' few (or only) survivors.

Though it seemed clear that the teaser wasn't actual footage from season 8, fans were all banking on it meaning something about the series' final season. But the fact that Turner could talk about it without revealing any spoilers is pretty strong proof that it doesn’t include any hints about how it will all end. Which just goes to show that, like Jon Snow, we know nothing.

Game of Thrones returns for the final time on April 14, 2019.

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