Show Business: He Hasn't Gone Crazy over Success

Inside his world: swans, a soda fountain and a very private wonderland

Michael Jackson stays in his fantasy kingdom, away from public and press alike. His parents also avoid the press, but TIME Correspondent Denise Worrell was able to talk at length with them and be taken through the family's Encino home. Joseph and Katherine Jackson offered a unique look into their son's childhood, his talent and his inner world.

Until the last minute, there was no assurance I would see Joseph Jackson, Michael's father. I doubted I would. The meeting place had...

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