Unknown Woman Accompanies Him in Hawaii, Early February 1988Photos taken by a fan and not paparazzi, Alan Light, his description of the photos:http://www.flickr.com/photos/alan-light/sets/72157594230532069/
In early February, 1988
some friends and I were staying at the Kahala Hilton Hotel in Hawaii and learned that Michael Jackson was staying there, too. My friends and I saw him several times over a 3 day period and I snapped these photos. Michael was very nice, shy and polite. After he posed for a picture with me I thanked him, then he suggested we take another one because he said he blinked.
He and the 10-year-old boy he was traveling with were outside alone without security. Michael made the comment “I would be in trouble if they knew I was out here” which I thought was odd since he’s their boss. But I suppose he meant they would be upset.
At one point we asked him to sign an autograph but we didn’t have any paper, just a pen, so my friend asked Michael to sign a $20 bill. Michael apologized and said he couldn’t, that he would get in trouble for defacing money. So my friend dashed into the hotel and found a piece of hotel stationery which Michael signed. I still have the autograph.
Read the newspaper article I have scanned here for more details about our encounter.
Michael’s hat says “Kahala Hilton” which is the name of the hotel he and we were staying at. Today the hotel is known as the Kahala ResortAlan Light’s notes about the pictures:
Michael Jackson, Jimmy Safechuck and an unknown woman, in white, on the grounds of the Kahala Hilton Hotel, early February, 1988
. They are looking at turtles the hotel had in that pond at the time.