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Upon the reverse is a typed text which explains:

‘Jan 30, 1981: Diana Ross and Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards in California. According to the August 8, 1983 People Magazine article, much has changed in the years since Ross, then a Supreme, watched a pintsized kid from Gary, Indiana perform with his older brothers at Berry Gordy’s Detroit mansion. Their careers have paralleled, intersected and now diverged. Both were fresh ghetto voices from large families and both rocketed to fame with Motown groups. Their relative status in the show business has changed - more than a decade ago the album cover reads, “Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5.” Today it’s Jackson who wrote and produced Ross’ 1982 single, “Muscles.” His platinum “Off the Wall” was the best selling soul album of 1980 and his current “Thriller” has worldwide sales hurtling the $10 million mark. While Diana raises her three children Michael exists in an odd twilight world of electronic toys and pets. He spends hours in a darkened playroom, watching old cartoons. Ross said that Jackson “spends a lot of time, by himself. Michael has a lot of people around him but he’s afraid…”’

Below this is stamped in black ink:

‘Photography with the PAPARAZZI approach 17 GLOVER AVE. YONKERS, N. Y. 10704 RON GALELLA (914) 237-2988 © 1983 RON GALELLA, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED THIS PHOTO SOLD FOR ONE TIME REPRODUCTION RIGHTS ONLY PAYABLE AND RETURNABLE TO RON GALELLA LTD.’

There is also a second stamp in black ink:

‘THIS PHOTO NOT FOR PUBLICATION WITHOUT EXPRESS PERMISSION BY RON GALELLA’



Vintage photographs presented by Flash Projects include pre-owned photographs, including press images which may have been frequently handled. Flash Projects is happy to send condition reports of any contemporary edition or vintage work on request. Condition reports are provided as a service to interested parties, and buyers should note that descriptions of property are not warranties. Each item is sold ‘as is’.

Ron Galella

Diana Ross and Michael Jackson at the American Music Awards

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

20.2 x 25.2 cms (7.94 x 9.90 ins)

1981

 

£650