Thursday, May 30, 2024

Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Still for Sale, No Mention of Pop Star’s Name in Listing


Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch went on sale at the end of May for $100 million. That was widely reported. But now that it’s called Sycamore Valley Ranch, Sotheby’s makes no mention of the property’s history. Jackson’s name and all references to Neverland have been scrubbed. It’s now just a big property with lots of extras, but of course no zoo or carnival rides or movie theater. You’d think the Neverland mystique would help sell the property. But Sotheby’s obviously thinks it’s better not to mention it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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