The Undercover Freak
Skinny Dipping With Jane Fonda in 1980, Post Gazette, May 01, 2006
Q.You do talk about swimming with naked Garbo in the book. What a moment. In the DVD you mention you skinny-dipped with Michael Jackson, too?
A. Yeah (laughing). Yes, the book was too long, so I didn’t include that. It was while I was making “On Golden Pond,” he [Michael Jackson] came and stayed with me for a while.
And RadarOnline.com has learned the photos are a precursor to something even bigger – the existence of previously un-seen video of the Jackson Five rehearsing for the 1981 Triumph Tour, one of the group’s most successful tours ever. In the footage, Jackson showed foul-mouth by swearing, as he sang: “Bitch, close your eyes, let the rhythm get into you. I wanna rock with you.”
James Debarge told Tony Castro, sometime 1983-85
“He claims that once it rained and Michael stripped and danced naked around the pool. His mother would scream from the house, ‘Put your clothes on, Michael. Your father will be home soon.’”
Michael already had a slight reputation for being a unique individual, so I asked Dave if he had any interesting stories, as Dave was spending a lot of time at Michael’s Encino mansion.
Dave Stevens was a very private person. Being such, he respected the privacy of others. He did tell me one detail of Michael’s life, however, I’ve never heard or read elsewhere.
Dave related that Michael’s personal assistant/secretary was the most beautiful woman he had ever met. To Dave’s amazement, in rooms all over the mansion were various full sized body cast/sculptures of her in a staggering array of sexual positions. Dave and I pondered the implications of that for quite some time.
He also bought a bunch of old nude stuff-clipped out pictures from nudist magazines and old shots of posed nude women.
Billie Jean Sketch, 1981-2
Jackson’s friend, Dr, Steven Hoefflin, claims the 1983 mega-smash hit was inspired by a beautiful female fan the King of Pop spotted outside his family home. Hoefflin, 63, said: “The fastest song he ever wrote was Billie Jean. He said the lyrics just tumbled out of his head in one continuous, rapid stream.”
Taking paper to pen, he quickly wrote the song while in the car with two of his brothers. Jackson later sketched her in nude and presented the picture as a gift to his cosmetic surgeon pal. In his autobiography Moon Walk, Jackson wrote: “Billie Jean is a composite of people my brothers have been plagued with.”
Todd’s “Man In The Mirror,” Bad Tour 1988
For the most part, Michael confined himself to the only place where he felt comfortable: his hotel room.
What did he do there besides watch videotaped movies? When he checked out chambermaids discovered a neat, ten-inch-high ballpoint rendering of himself on the bed sheet. The table cloth bore a portrait of blonde bombshell Brigitte Nielsen, and there were additional self portraits on the pillowcases and napkins. To the busy housekeeping staff, these introspective doodles of a broed superstar were nothing more than soiled linens that needed to be laundered.
Michael and The Nymphs, Commisioned Early 1993
Based on the Waterhouse painting:
Waterhouse’s “Hylas and the Nymphs” brings to life a version of the Greek myth, Jason and the Argonauts, as told by William Morris in The Life and Death of Jason. In Morris’ version, Hercules is left on the island of Lemnos after his companion, the handsome Hylas, wanders away from the ship. Hylas comes across a group of sea-nymphs who, enchanted by his beauty, seduce him into loving them, eventually dragging him into the sea water with them. The Argo leaves Hercules and Hylas behind on the island, and Hylas is never found.