🔸__ Michael and Marcel Marceau were friends for over 20 years and met often and were scheduled to perform the song 'Childhood' at the proposed Michael Jackson: One Night Only for HBO which due to Michael falling ill was cancelled.
In this wonderful interview from 'History' Magazine No 4 from 1996 Marcel recalls his memories of and thoughts on Michael and his rehearsals with Michael for the HBO special ~. .
Excerpt from the interview~.. .
••History Magazine: Can you tell the first time he met Michael Jackson?.
. . ••Marcel Marceau: I heard that Michael Jackson was a fan when he arrived in France in 1988 during the Bad tour. He said he wanted to meet two people while he was here: Marlene Dietrich and Marcel Marceau.
Someone asked: "Why Marcel Marceau? (This question was asked by an amateur journalist probably not really been associated.) Michael Jackson replied that whenever I would act to the United States, went to my shows, and I was puzzled by the question as absurd. journalist did not know what to say next ... .
Michael Jackson then came to see me perform in London, while he was there on tour. was then that I came to know him first. were together in the stage in the theater ... I said, in particular, he was impressed by my imitation of walking against the wind. subsequently used this effect in his "moonwalk." Our first meeting together was wonderful. He said: "Marcel, his art is fantastic. "••.
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