(CBS NEWS) -- When 60 Minutes' Lara Logan and producer John Hamlin toured a secretwarehouse where Michael Jackson's personal effects are stored, theyfound a surreal collection of statues, arcade games, andcrystal-encrusted clothing-- but the most fascinating item they foundwas a simple handwritten note.
"At the age of 21, he wrote amanifesto," explains Hamlin, "scribbled to himself on the back of a touritinerary in 1979 that described his mission statement for what hewanted to become."
The document is folded and worn, and it appears to behand-written by Jackson in ballpoint pen during a moment ofinspiration.
The document reads:
"MJ will be mynew name. No more Michael Jackson. I want a whole new character, a wholenew look. I should be a tottally [sic] different person. People shouldnever think of me as the kid who sang "ABC," [or] "I Want You Back." Ishould be a new, incredible actor/singer/dancer that will shock theworld. I will do no interviews. I will be magic. I will be aperfectionist, a researcher, a trainer, a masterer [sic]. I will bebetter than every great actor roped into one."
Logan, who reported on Michael Jackson's estate for 60 Minutesthis week, said the letter was the most personal find in the vastwarehouse of belongings she toured with archivist Karen Langford.
"Oneof the things that I discovered is that it was very hard to get a senseof who Michael Jackson was by the end of his life," says Logan."Because under this siege of accusations and stardom, the real MichaelJackson kind of disappeared. I was hungry for a sense of who MichaelJackson was as a person, and what could be more personal than somethinghe wrote like that when he was so young."
In the note,Jackson also expressed a desire to improve himself by studying the workof great entertainers. In the margin of the document he added thispromise: "I will study and look back on the whole world of entertainmentand perfect it, take it steps further from where the greats left off."
Hamlin,a music industry producer as well as a 60 Minutes producer, says aboutthe letter: "It's not unusual for young artists, musicians, actors, todaydream about how big a star they wanna become, but for someone towrite it down at age 21 and actually execute it almost to the T isremarkable. He set his goals, and he did exactly what he said on theback of that piece of paper."