Category: michael jackson 1971

Michael Jackson, Los Angeles 1971, by Gene Tri…

Michael Jackson, Los Angeles 1971, by Gene Trindl, my edit, original via.

(The challenge of this edit underscores why it’s mostly the b&w shots from this shoot that have been widely published. The color balance for the red background pushed Michael’s skin green, and the exposure balance for his backlit hair lightened his skin too much, but adding too much light to his hair also showed that the red background had spilled onto it, making it look like a wig! So I went into Photoshop and tried to rebalance it all by zone. It’s not perfect, but I guarantee that it’s by far the best thing out there right now. Coming soon, more of the black and white shots, which actually came out beautifully from the start.)

The Jackson 5, 1971

The Jackson 5, 1971

“The Jackson 5: Hottest Act in Show Business,”…

“The Jackson 5: Hottest Act in Show Business,” Sepia, October 1971.

Michael Jackson, 1971: 12 years old and alread…

Michael Jackson, 1971: 12 years old and already just about done with y’all. 

(July 9, on the ABC lot in Burbank filming the Jackson 5 TV special Goin’ Back To Indiana), via harpersbazaar

twixnmix: Michael Jackson X 1971

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Michael Jackson X 1971

Michael Jackson, Motown publicity photo, 1971.

Michael Jackson, Motown publicity photo, 1971.

Michael Jackson with The Jackson 5, from their…

Michael Jackson with The Jackson 5, from their ABC TV special Going Back to Indiana, aired September 16, 1971

Michael Jackson, 1971, by Henry Diltz

Michael Jackson, 1971, by Henry Diltz

Michael Jackson’s Joy Division t-shirt!

Michael Jackson’s Joy Division t-shirt!

(Adorable Photoshop fake atop a 1971 photo of Michael in a Micky Mouse t-shirt. Please let me know if you have an artist credit for this!)

Michael Jackson with a kitty, at home in Los A…

Michael Jackson with a kitty, at home in Los Angeles, June 12, 1971