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Reviving Retro, Gangster Style

Michael Jackson's Comeback

— February 12, 2008 — Pop Culture
What a thriller it would be if Michael Jackson took part in the retro revival phenomenon like celebs like MC Hammer, Tina Turner and his sister Janet have. Apparently, he's got his comeback wardrobe picked out, he just hasn't decided on a date. Maybe he should ask for Janet's Feedback?

The latest Truemor is that the pop prince may be back, but this time, looking like a Smooth Criminal. He was hoping to land a spot in Las Vegas and had selected a '20s gangster look, but things fell through on the strip, so now Jackson is planning a TV show, Thriller 25, to herald the success of the album.

Whenever he comes back, it'll be sure to create a lot of buzz, but I think MJ's taken care of the most important part. As long as he's happy with the Man in the Mirror, the rest is sure to follow, and if people don't like it, they can just Beat It.

Some more retro revivals:

Trend Themes
1. Retro Revival Fashion - MJ and other celebs are bringing back retro fashion and combining it with modern trends, creating a new fashion trend.
2. 20s Gangster Style - MJ's comeback in a 20s gangster look highlights the potential for a new trend mixing decades and styles.
3. Themed Entertainment Programs - MJ's Thriller 25 TV show demonstrates the potential for themed entertainment programs that celebrate album successes.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - Retro revival trends in fashion create opportunities for fashion designers and retailers to capitalize on the popularity of vintage styles.
2. Entertainment - Themed entertainment, especially those that honor music album milestones, can provide revenue opportunities for media companies and content creators.
3. Marketing and Advertising - Brands can leverage retro and nostalgia trends to create successful campaigns that evoke memories and emotions related to past eras.
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