Michael Jackson's Gone With the Wind Oscar Is Gone
King of Pop dropped $1.54M on the statuette
By Luke Roney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Michael Jackson performs during the halftime show at the Super Bowl XXVII in 1993.   (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)

(Newser) – Michael Jackson's Gone With the Wind Oscar is gone. Jackson paid a record $1.54 million for the statuette awarded to producer David O. Selznick in 1940, and now executors of his estate can't find it, the Hollywood Reporter reports. "We would like to have that Oscar because it belongs to Michael's children," Jackson attorney Howard Weitzman says. "I'm hopeful it will turn up at some point." Explanations for the Oscar's disappearance include the possibility that a family member took it, it's in a storage facility somewhere, or someone stole it. Wherever it is, it's not at the LA home Jackson was living in when he died, or at his Neverland Ranch.

That estate, located in Santa Barbara County, Calif., is on the market, US Weekly reports. The price for the 2,700-acre property, now called Sycamore Valley Ranch, is $100 million. So, what will that kind of money get you?

  • A 12,000-square-foot main house "fashioned after the majestic manors that line the coast of Normandy"
  • Three guest houses
  • Hunting lodge with wine cellar
  • 50-seat movie theater
  • Dance studio
  • Petting zoo
Check out the full listing here.
 

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