When I told you we were finished with the list of molestation
evidence found at Neverland I said it too soon it turns
out that there is a continuation to the list and we are forced
to go on with the job. The next item on the list is the book
called BIGHOOD, by James Bighood.
The police say about it: Although a majority of the
models were nude and/or semi-nude the models were not depicted
engaging in sexually explicit activities.
The Amazon customer however focuses not so much on the
nudity but on the achievemens of the photographer and costume
designer who worked sometime in the 50s. The accompanying picture
gives some idea of his creative style:
James Bidgood was a costumer and photographer in the
1950s. Bidgood is a terrific introduction to the
66-year-old photographers work. Although some may consider
the style of the photos kitschy and campy, Bidgood argues (through
his work) that beauty informs style and fashion. These arent
interchangeable twinks in satyr costumes; these photographs
harken back to an era when a different gay sensibility ruled.
They are reminiscent of Cocteau, Genet and Anger. The informative
and detailed accompanying essays help the reader understand
what hes seeing, and place Bidgoods work in a broader
artistic, photographic, and cultural context. Excellent!
The picture from this book vaguely reminded me of some of Michaels
videos of the angel introduction to the You
are not alone movie and the magical forest in the Childhood
video and made me realize more than ever that Michael
Jacksons interest in photography was professional - it
helped him find new ideas and images for his videos.
The books we see in the prosecution list are surely only a
tiny little bit of Michaels huge collection which
contained more than 10,000 books including photography. If only
we could see all of them Unfortunately the collection
of books presented here is not our choice as the selection was
forcibly compiled for us by the police, who naturally
selected the worst. Hey, so this is the worst? O-la-la
They say the book could have been used for grooming
our dear Arvizos. To be frank with you I can hardly imagine
todays teenagers looking at the sweet pictures of the
50s without a laugh and being groomed with their
help too. Different generation, you know - much more sophisticated
in some issues than anything the above book of the 50s can offer
The next item is a letter about going
to Florida and Jackson being a dad to the other person (?!)
How very interesting. Lets make a mental note of this
curious fact but not get too distracted from our main purpose.
Next comes the baby book
I mentioned earlier and some loose
papers attributed to Paris and Prince. I hope these
are not a crime.
The next item on the list is HOW THE
MIND WORKS by Christen D.Larson. Why on earth did
the police include this into their list? They explain
it by the name and telephone written somewhere inside the book
and we must admit that whoever Wolfgang was,
his choice of a present for Michael was a very decent one. There
is no readers comment on this book but other publications
by the same author called What is truth and especially
Leave it to God convince us that there may be no
damage to anyones morals from this side.
The next book is a collection of photos again dated the 30s
of the last century. Its title is WILHELM
VON GLOEDEN: TAORMINA. The police describe it as
a compilation of photographs which depicted both adult
and juvenile males, who were posed in the nude. None of the
photographs depicted the individuals in sexually explicit activities.
The customer calls these nudes an indispensible volume
for the art of photography library:
The customer calls these nudes an indispensible
volume for the art of photography library: For over
a century the art photographs of Wilhelm von Gloeden (1856
1931) have been admired and collected, maligned and banned,
and have generally been a landmark in the study of the male
nude in art. While in Cicily the photographer could use
his camera to capture Scilian youths in staged, classical poses
an homage to Greek and Roman myths and times. This book
is graced by a fine preface written by Ulrich Pohlmann, a terse
essay which surveys the artists life and makes a fine
argument for the inclusion of von Gloedens photograhs
in the museums of the world. And then come the actual jewels
- sepia toned moments of classicism using the working class
Scilian youths for his Golden Mean models It is a joy
to have this collection available in its entirety.
The next item on the list is BEFORE
THE HAND OF MAN, by Roy Dean. The police say the
book was a compilation of photographs which depicted
nude males in natural scenes. The material within the book did
not appear to be pornographic in nature. The book
was published in 1972 and had one edition only. Since there
are neither pictures nor commentary to it - and we do need to
know what the book is all about I had to look up another
photo collection by the same author called ADAM TODAY, compiled
sometime in the 60s and 70s. The book had the following comment
from a reader and an illustration to it:
The book was published in 1972 and had one edition only.
Since there are neither pictures nor commentary to it - and
we do need to know what the book is all about I had to
look up another photo collection by the same author called ADAM
TODAY, compiled sometime in the 60s and 70s. The book had the
following comment from a reader and an illustration to it:
Did I really enjoy this
book? Yes. Is it worth having in my collection? Yes. The only
fault I might find with this book is that some of the color
male nude images are a little blurry, but this is probably due
to the period these photos were taken, the 60's & 70's and
the transfer to this large book size. However, thats a
very minor problem, most of the images are crystal clear and
beautiful. Roy Deans photography will always share a special
place in my collection. Hes a very special photographer,
a pioneer of our time, and a very different and original photographer!
What do I make of these innocent and old-fashioned nude pictures
by famous photographers? I think the photo collections were
needed for Michael Jacksons work - for styling and restyling
some of his own own photos and videos into something neo-classical,
catchy, glamorous, sexy and visually irresistable. And what
a miracle, the PROOF of that is suddenly found right in this
police report, almost on the same page just a couple of paragraphs
earlier in the text - in an piece of evidence called by the
police item 1004. They describe
it as seven photographs of unidentified
males in their late teens, or early twenties.
The pictured individuals are light skinned African
Americans who were posed in a provocative manner and were wearing
little or no clothing. The subjects private areas were
covered by what little clothing they were wearing, or by cloth
material purposely placed to cover the genitalia. The following
phrase was written on the box containing the photographs -Why
Photo shoot. In addition, Michael Jackson was also photographed
in the company of these individuals. Again, these individuals
were posed in provocative manner with bare chests. It should be noted, says the police officer,
I recognized the photographs described as being associated
with the pop group, 3T. I further learned the pictured
individuals were Michael Jacksons nephews (Tito Jacksons
Although the photos contained in items 1003 through 1008
appear to be commercially produced, they do depict young males
in limited clothing and various provocative poses This
type of material can be used as part of a grooming
process by which people seeking to molest children are able
to lower the inhibitions of their intended victims and facilitate
the molestation of said victims.
Well, while the police keep babbling about their grooming
nonsense I suggest we watch the truly great WHY video
(one of my favorites) and see how the handsome semi-nude
males with really bare chests and sometimes
limited clothing are singing together with Michael
Jackson a great song produced by their uncle all about
us, women And how effectively Michael the producer, is
using here everything he might have learned from those photography
Why does Monday come before Tuesday? Why do summers start in
Why do winters come too soon? Why do people fall in love,
When theyre always breaking up? Oh why?
Why do we love if love will die? Why does Wednesday come after
Why do flowers come in May? Why does springtime go away?
Why do people fall in love, When theyre always breaking
up? Oh why?
Why do I love you? Tell me why
Its not like I cant explain whats in my heart
Its just I feel a crazy pain when were apart
I dont wanna breathe I dont wanna think I dont
wanna love I dont wanna do anything
Its not like I cant describe whats going on
Its just I feel Im not alive when youre not
I dont wanna sleep I dont wanna dream I just want
you here beside me
Without you theres no me
Why does Monday come before Tuesday?
Why do I love you?
Tell me why Its not like I cant escape whats
in my soul
Cause with you inside my heart,
Where can I go?
I dont wanna see
No you without me
I cant go through life without you
Without you, theres no me
Why does Monday come before Tuesday? Why do the rivers
flow to the sea?
If rivers flow, why cant your love flow through me, babe?
Why does my heart, uuh, feel so missed? To be in love
To feel in love
Why dont I feel complete?
Why does Monday come before Tuesday? Why do I love you?
Tell me why?
YES, TELL ME WHY?
WHY DID ALL OF THEM MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL? WHY?
The police officer describes is as RINEKE
DIJKSTRA BEACH PORTRAITS, by Carol Ehlere and James Rondeau
which is a compilation of photographs, which depicted
children with a beach background. The children were clothed
in swimwear and/or undergarments. Nothing within this book appeared
to be pornographic or illegal in nature. Based on my training,
this type of material can be used as part of a grooming
process by which people (those seeking to molest children) are
able to lower the inhibitions of their intended victims and
facilitate the molestation of said victims.
The customer on the other hand calls the same book a wonderful
insight into a truly gifted photographer.
Rineke Dijkstra has a gift for capturing the underlying
humanity in her portrait subjects with a simplicity and innocence
that is rare even among top photographers. Beach Portraits shows
a sample of this skill in a series of photographs that, at first
glance, are composed in a very straightforward manner; the nuance
of her composition lies in the elevation of the camera to capture
the portrait: mostly at belly button height. This lends a sense
of power to the subject without making the subject overpowering;
the subtlety of the effect brings balance to the overall image
between innocence and being somewhat self-possessed. Highly
recommended for the serious student of photography.
The police officer making this review must be
having a very vivid imagination how can a photograph
like the above be used for grooming our dear boy
Gavin Arivizo? I can imagine what effort it should take to make
him look at that photograph at all let alone molest him
with its help The next item reviewed by the police was
Item 359 which is a book
titled POO-chi by Mayumi
Lake. The police officer says about it, This
book was a compilation of photographs in which armpits were
photographed in such a manner as to make the picture seem like
it depicts the female vaginal area. None of the material within
this book appeared to be pornographic in nature. Based on my
training this type of material can be used (the
same type of crap as before).
This POO-Chi gave me a really hard time. What can a book
with a cover like that say to anyone? A follow-up investigation
brought me to the site of the author, a young and naughty female
Japanese photographer who devised a new kind of art. The reader
says about her: Poo-Chi is a word coined by the
artist for a particular part of the adult body that she transforms
into something provocative. Only through closer and careful
inspection, does the viewer reach a realization that all he
or she sees is an illusion.
So this is what a Poo-chi picture is! See the photo below please
The girl is really naughty but the photographs are amusing and
sometimes witty and I can understand why Michael didnt
throw the book away even if someone presented it to him
The next item reviewed by the police officer is a manila folder
containing releases from MJJ Productions with images
of children to be used in Michaels videos.
A long list of names ensues (please allow me to omit them as
they are too long to type anyway each of them was surely
interrogated by the police).
Next comes The Before the Hand
of Man book by Roy Dean again (see above on
this description), followed by the book titled BOB
and ROD by author Tom Bianchi.
The police say about it: This book was a compliation
of photographs of two adult males, who for the most part, were
pictured in full and/or partial nudity. The males were not depicted
in sexually explicit poses. The cover of the book indicated
the book was a photo-documentation of the romance between the
two pictured subjects.
In short the book is about two gays and is evidently the one
to which the hater holidaying in our site referred to in her
Yes, the book is about two gays, so what? It does not
mean that anyone possessing it has anything to do with what
is written there, neither does it mean that it has any bearing
on molestation charges. Have you by the way seen the Oscar-winning
film called Brokeback Mountain (2005) which is a story
of two young men who also developed an affection for each other?
WHAT? You not only saw it but even have it in your video
library? Then what are we talking about here?
The next two items Room to Play and
Naked as a Jay Byrd have already been discussed in
the first part of our porn thread (why are these
titles repeated again and again doesnt the police
officer remember he has reviewed them already?) You have
probably noticed that I am talking only about those pieces of
evidence which are not known to the reader and which
may look absolutely appalling to him if he listens to the police
lamentations of their grooming possibilities. No
one will be patient enough to look into what stands behind those
titles as the list is really long so please let me omit
things like Hustler videos from the BARELY LEGAL
series as you can probably imagine what they are like yourselves,
You have probably noticed that I am talking only about those
pieces of evidence which are not known to the reader
and which may look absolutely appalling to him if he listens
to the police lamentations of their grooming possibilities.
No one will be patient enough to look into what stands behind
those titles as the list is really long so please let
me omit things like Hustler videos
from the BARELY LEGAL series as you can
probably imagine what they are like yourselves, okay?
Our next item is a big number of NUDIST
PERIODICALS all of them dated they 1935-36
the full list presented to court). This item is described
by the police as the official publication of International
Nudist Conference. There were 19 copies of Nudist, Sunshine
and Health. The periodicals contained nude photographs
of men, women and children as well as writings pertaining to
nudism. The photographs and writings did not appear to be pornographic
Everything about this collective item made me curious.
The fact that the periodicals were that old (1935-1936)
and that they included copies for practically two full years
told me that it was a sort of a rarity, a collection presenting
something more than just nude pictures.
Our Visitor (thanks!) told me that Karen Faye, Michael Jacksons
long time make-up artist, was a nudist and could have introduced
Michael to her hobby. The fact that the periodicals were called
Sunshine and Health also added to the interest,
as I knew that Michael had vitiligo and lupus both of which
never allow a person to stay in the sun.
So I had a closer look and was absolutely carried away .
I marvelled at the pictures and their style of life and went
as far as reading some of the nudists entries in their
forum. A curious thing I learned about those old nudist periodicals
is that up to the 50s the pictures they contained were censored
with the crucial parts being sealed by pieces of paper.
Those magazines were definitely NOT sexual or pornographic in
any way (and couldnt be used for any grooming)
they were UN-sexual and aiming at a healthy way of
living in harmony with the nature. This is what nudist veterans
say about nudism and those periodicals:
Im old enough to remember nudist magazines back
in the 50's. In the photos, crucial parts were all air
brushed out so the people looked rather weird.As
I am from the UK, the magazine available here was Health
and Efficiency, which also had a lot of careful brushing.
The present day version of that magazine has some unfortunate
adverts and some doubtful material, so I do not feel free to
What bothered me most is the inconsistencies of the
rulers of the nudist movemnet back then They
talk about being natural in a natural enviroment, yet refuse
to acknowledge that sex had anything to do with it I remember
a friend told me that he was in acolony one time
and once you reach the teen years, you were pretty much treated
badly .couples mature or teen were not allowed to
hold hands and you better never had an erection or
you were out for ever
I, too, recall early magazines and publications. I
agree that the presentation left much to be desired, yet in
consideration of the social tabos of the time, they were well
put together. Even the ones I have from the early 80's are archaic
in comparison to publications of today.Ed
Lange one of the founding advocates of the Nudist/Naturalist
movement was a revered and highly acclaimed photographer;
many of the Sunshine & Health covers were taken by him,
including many pictures throughout every issue. Due to the extreme
rarity of this publication and its naturist content, copies
of the magazines can command prices of several hundred dollars
each or more to the true collector.
The founding ethos of nudism was health. Sunlight,
along with fresh air and exercise, were the Holy Trinity of
a veritable religion of physical culture which emerged around
the turn of the twentieth century, whose cathedral was the Great
Outdoors. The metaphor of sun-worship is not inappropriate,
giving the high-flown religiosity associated with this gospel
of the healthy body. This also encouraged the belief that nudists
were a bunch of sandal-wearing, vegetarian, tee-total cranks.
Certainly a far cry from the image of Coco Chanel on her yacht.Early nudism, was not only not sexy, it was insistently
un-erotic in its look and tone
Interesting, isnt it? Back to the nature principle,
a simple and easy way of life and a body with clear, suntanned
and healthy skin which Michael never had? If it was so interesting
to me I can imagine how very interesting the collection must
have been to Michael, no matter in which way he came to possess
it as a present from Karen Faye or as a rarity bought
in some antique shop.
Thank you Helena for your generosity
sharing your investigation!