Michael Jackson allowed only one man to film him at home, the man who knew him best.
A unique opportunity to see into the life of one of the most famous personalities of our time, to understand him and his family as never before.
Film and Interview
Clip of film on DVD included , not to be reproduced.
Contact: Melinda Pillsbury-Foster
Why this is now being offered
His Grace, the Duke, feels strongly that Michael should be understood by the world, having watched the profusion of lies which have been sold about him. At his core His Grace believes Jackson to be a man who struggled with pain and contradictions while wanting to do right and move the world in a better direction, sharing this goal with Her Highness, the Princess Diana, who was both a friend of the Duke and a cousin.
Lies distort our world today when we are desperately in need to clarity and truth.
So both to make Michael truly known to those who could only look on him from afar His Grace decided to make this opportunity available while using the funds thus generated to fund the means to help Veterans afflicted with the problem of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
His Grace, who also served in the military, also suffered from the condition and understands the cost exacted from those afflicted and from those who love them.
His Grace, Alexander, The Duke of Manchester, was first introduced to Michael Jackson in the 1980’s by a close mutual friend, Elizabeth Taylor. His Grace lived around the corner from Taylor when he was still in grade school and came to know her as a neighbor and friend, not as a star.
After Taylor introduced them his Grace became a close friend of the Jackson as well. The two shared confidences, discussing their personal lives, their families, and the world at large. Over those many years His Grace witnessed events which explain the intense privacy Jackson consistently maintained and the alienation which even outsiders sensed in the Jackson family.
His Grace understood Michael, standing witness to the interactions between Michael, his father Joe Jackson, his mother and brothers and sisters, over those many years. At home, in dressing rooms after concerts, at all the places where life happens, His Grace witnessed as the relationships of the Jacksons evolved and changed over time solidifying into the alienation which resulted in the exclusion of Joe Jackson and his sons from Neverland entirely. Jackson's sisters, NAMES, were allowed only to come and visit the Zoo and Amusement Park. Only Janet was allowed in the Jackson home at Neverland.
Interviews will be frank providing real questions regarding the Jackson family.
Back Story - [The Duke was invited to the funeral for Diana, Princess of Wales, who is a cousin. The Princess had often stayed with Lord Alex at his home in Los Angeles. The two shared common concerns and discussed the work in which Princess Diana was then involved with land mines.
Diana expressed to Lord Alex how emotionally difficult it was to pursue her work against land mines and her hopes for change. The Duke was very supportive of this work, agreeing absolutely with the Princess on the need for change and peace.
Elizabeth Taylor, who introduced his Grace, then Viscount of Manchester, to Michael Jackson in the early 80's, and Jackson, asked to accompany the Duke to the funeral and were with him in London on the occasion. Both were asked by Buckingham Palace not to attend the actual funeral for fear their celebrity status would impact the funeral. Both Taylor and Jackson agreed and did not personally attend.]
Description - These segments were taken in one of the three Hyatt Hotels in London immediately after His Grace, the Duke of Manchester, returned from the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of the segments include Michael Jackson playing Hide and Seek with His Grace's son, Alexander who had traveled to London with his father, the Duke, and was in the care of his nanny during the funeral.
Approximately 35 Minutes of Hide and Seek, Alexander Jr. and Michael Jackson
Neverland, Michael Jackson at Neverland
Description – These segments are effectively home movies taken by His Grace, Alexander, the Duke of Manchester, and were filmed in every part of Neverland with Jackson as it was during his life. To the best of our knowledge these are the only existing films of Michael Jackson at home, being himself, as he talks to his Grace, who is, himself, filming the action and so is heard but not seen. Footage includes the films made at Neverland showing the light show from the Disneyland Electric Light Parade, acquired by Jackson when it was phased out by Disneyland. These were installed Neverland in the amusement park area and are shown in the video here offered for the only time. More significant than any interview, the footage reveals a friendship through the intimacy of shared moments spoken through image.
As you watch you see Michael exploring Neverland, playing hide-and-seek with Alexander, his Grace's son, and eating while the spontaneous dialog continues. This provides a unique perspective on Jackson and events then unfolding in this most relaxed, and private Jackson environment.
The National Enquirer approached the Duke several years ago in an attempt to purchase these videos. His Grace declined at that time. He is now offering these to extend the work of Princess Diana as well as that of Michael Jackson.
Approximately 90 minutes of a tour of Neverland.
Terms and Conditions: The offer is for the right of usage for North America, to be used within three months of signing. The offer is being simultaneously sent to media outlets likely to be interested in using the film. An offer has already been made for $2,500,000.00 for the film so only offers over that amount will be considered.
His Grace is willing to be interviewed and has further materials, letters, documents and photographs among these, which can be used in an interview. Payment for such an interview will also go to the not for profit presently being organized for the relief of veterans.
Offers must be received with in 48 hours and can be made through Pillsbury-Foster & Dahlstrom, contact information below.