Michael Jackson Memorabilia Goes Up for Auction
Lot 290: Vacuum-Form Life Mask from The Wiz
In order to help artists design his Scarecrow makeup for the 1978 Universal screen adaptation of The Wiz, Jackson sat for the making of five vacuum-form life masks. Four of the masks are blank; one is painted with a catlike design. According to Quincy Jones, Jackson studied the movements of cheetahs, panthers and gazelles for his movements in the film. The set is estimated to go for $1,000 to $2,000.