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‘Shanghai Surprise’ at 35: The story behind the infamous Razzie-winning Madonna flop

    Shanghai Surprise (MGM/UIP) When it all started going wrong, they called George Harrison. The former Beatle’s movie shingle, Handmade Films, was the company behind one of 1986’s biggest cinematic hopes — Shanghai Surprise — an international period caper starring the biggest celebrity in the world and her recently acquired husband, himself a critically-acclaimed actor. But…

“All the bands I was in kicked me out because I was hoggin’ the front” Madonna in Newsday April 1983

Check out this rare article as published in Newsday on April 29 in 1983. This has been added to the press section of The First Album archives. “She’s really obsessed with the holocaust,” Madonna said of Lang. “We did this great piece called ‘Butterflies,’ based on some children’s drawings found in a concentration camp. It…