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1978: “Yes, believe it or not, this is a young and handsome Michael Jackson. I met him and then over the years, I photographed him at a bunch of parties and concerts. This photo was taken on the sidewalk at the old Chasen’s Restaurant at the corner of Doheny Road and Beverly Blvd (where Bristol Farms market sits today). Chasen’s had the best chili and fried chicken. This particular party was for the Grammy’s. The photos inside were boring and too posed. Michael wanted a break from the crowd of backslappers and stepped outside for some fresh air. I was right behind him. What I like about this photograph is the stain on the sidewalk. It is interesting that I had full access to Michael at this party and the most memorable photograph was taken in the street!” - Brad Elterman (x)