The above placed ‘In Artificial Light’ main photo, has been compiled from video stills by Kimberly van Pinxteren for MadonnaUnderground back in 2006. It has since been used by other (fan)sites without credit and even going as far as saying it is an official promo picture.


 

  • In Artificial Light, Curt Royston’s portrait of New York artists, including Madonna Ciccone before her break-through
  • It was filmed as a ‘stage play’ where all the characters submitted their own part
  • The original film is now at NYU, dated 1983 with a duration of 00:21:00
  • There is also a ‘restoration’ from 2010 with the same length
  • Another DVD titled ‘Downtown Madonna, Part 2 + “In Artificial Light” with a running time of 00:34:00 (undated) is in the same library
  • Madonna performed various songs for her submission with then band ‘Emmy & The Emmy’s’, according to Royston were not used in the final product
  • However there is a DVD in the library titled ‘Hot House’ referring to Madonna’s ‘Hot House Flower’ performance with same band. Duration: 00:13:00 (undated)
  • Snippets of Madonna’s submission and Hot House Flower performances have been featured throughout the years in Madonna related documentaries such as ‘Driven’ and ‘Evolution’
  • In 2010 ‘In Artificial Light’ was one of the films singled out for preservation through National Film Preservation Foundation
  • ‘In Artificial Light’ was shown at the #21 Ann Arbor Film Festival between March 8 and 13, 1983
  • ‘Hot House Flower’ is featured on the unofficial ‘1st Time Out Of Manhattan’ by Emmy & The Emmy’s CD. This release contains a full live performance (for pictures see the memorabilia section).