Vision Quest / Crazy For You press articles + adverts added (24 items)

Madonna’s first ever time to star in a major motion picture was in Vision Quest (aka Crazy For You) as a nightclub singer. Three songs were recorded for the film, but only two ended up on the soundtrack and in the film (Crazy For You + Gambler).

We have just updated and restyled the press section of the Vision Quest filmography page with 24 new press articles and promotional adverts.

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TONIGHT “Strike A Pose” on OUT TV (Dutch TV)

Een Nederlandse documentaire uit 2016. Zeven jonge dansers worden in 1990 door Madonna gecast voor haar spraakmakende Blond Ambition Tour. Hun reis wordt vastgelegd in één van de meest succesvolle documentaires ooit: Truth or Dare – In Bed with Madonna (1991). Al gauw groeien Madonna’s trotse dansers uit tot iconen van seksuele vrijheid. Wild, onbezonnen en amper twintig, laten ze de wereld zien wat het betekent om jezelf te durven zijn. Nu, 25 jaar later, nemen de dansers ons mee terug achter de schermen en onthullen ze de werkelijkheid over hun levens tijdens en na de tour. Strike a Pose is een aangrijpende film over het overwinnen van schaamte en het gevecht dat nodig is om te zijn wie je bent.

22:41 tot 00:07

Repeated May 27 at 02:47

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Madonna’s Drowned World Tour 2001 videography page updated and restyled

We have updated and restyled the videography page to the 2001 video release of Madonna’s Drowned World Tour.

The show was recorded in Detroit and aired on HBO. This particular show was released on promotional only VHS as a ‘For Your Consideration’ screener with different camera angles than the finalized product.

In the videography you’ll find a selection of releases, promotional adverts and more

Check it out HERE

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MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK PRESENTS NEW YORK, NEW MUSIC: 1980-1986

New York, NY, May 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Museum of the City of New York, the city’s storyteller for almost 100 years, today shared details for New York, New Music: 1980-1986, a new exhibition that revisits the music scene of early 1980s New York City. The exhibition examines this transformative era through the lens of emerging pivotal music genres and the influence they played on New York’s broader cultural landscape. Opening on June 11, in advance of MTV’s 40th anniversary in August, the exhibition highlights diverse musical artists—from Run DMC to the Talking Heads, from Madonna to John Zorn— to explore the broader music and cultural scene, including the innovative media outlets, venues, fashion, and visual arts centered in the city during that time.
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Madonna’s “Truth or Dare” 24 home video formats added

We are still celebrating the 30th anniversary of Madonna’s “Truth or Dare”.

We have added 24 different home video format releases for you to view. There’s a promotional only screener preview VHS tape from the USA as well as a copy of the original ‘workprint’, an unfinished version of the movie with different camera angles and unaltered audio. There is a mix of VHS, Blu-ray, DVD, Laserdisc and CD Video.

Check it all out HERE

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16 songs that became famous samples

ABBA – Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)

Sometimes a song becomes famous as a sample because of its repeated use. And sometimes, it gains notoriety for quite the opposite reason. According to Lucy O’Brien’s 2009 book Madonna: Like an Icon, in 2004 Madonna told producer Stuart Price she wanted him to concentrate on creating songs that sound like “ABBA on drugs”. The problem is that as a rule, ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus don’t like that. 

Hung Up was one of the first songs written for Madonna’s 2005 album Confessions on a Dance Floor. ABBA’s 1979 hit always formed the basis of the track, but getting the go ahead to sample it was anything but a gimme – even for the queen of pop. 

Hung Up marks only the second time ABBA’s songwriters permitted anyone to use one of their tracks (the first time being Fugees, who sampled The Name of the Game in their single Rumble in the Jungle). The story goes that in order to gain the rights to use Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Madge had to personally send a letter to Stockholm begging the pair for the privilege and also explaining how much she loved their music. She later told the BBC: “Thank God they didn’t say no… They had to think about it, Benny and Björn. They didn’t say yes straight away.” 

Andersson has since quipped that Hung Up is his favourite Madonna song thus far. The royalty cheques probably help. 

Buy Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) by ABBA from Amazon

Buy Confessions On a Dance Floor by Madonna from Amazon

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Madonna with WEA Music Germany back in 1995 – original press photograph

Check out this rare original press photograph of when Madonna visited Germany for “Bedtime Stories” promo back in 1995.

Here she is pictured with: Freddie DeMann (former manager), Peer Kurrer (US-WEA), Gerd Gebhardt (WEA Music), Bernd Dopp (WEA Music), Liz Rosenberg (Warner Brothers) and Anja Westphal (WEA Music), while being presented an award for “Bedtime Stories”.

The photo has been added to the memorabilia section in “Bedtime Stories” 

Original press photo (WEA Germany)

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“Truth or Dare” premieres at Cannes – 30 years ago today (32 press articles added)

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Madonna making a grand entrance dressed in Gaultier couture at Cannes for the premiere of “Truth or Dare” 

A red carpet moment that can go down in history books as one of the most iconic. We have added 32 original press articles from newspapers and magazines on the Cannes premiere of “Truth or Dare” to the filmography page.

Check it all out HERE

May 1991 (Holland)

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Madonna The F-Bomb Commotion (2CD) new independent release (Wembley London broadcast)

STUNNING BROADCAST FROM MADONNA’s 1990 WEMBLEY SHOW

Madonna’s Blond Ambition World Tour was the third concert tour the girl undertook. It supported her fourth studio album Like a Prayer (1989), and the soundtrack album to the 1990 film Dick Tracy, I’m Breathless. It began on April 13, 1990, in Chiba, Japan, and concluded on August 5, 1990, in Nice, France. The 57-show tour marked Madonna’s first concerts in Sweden and Spain.

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Madonna’s “Truth or Dare” turns 30 – 63 press articles added

While we’re in the midst of celebrating the 30th anniversary of what must be the most groundbreaking (musical) documentary to date, here are a few related press articles for you.

In our filmography page dedicated to “Truth or Dare” we have just added 63 (newly) scanned magazine and newspaper articles. But wait, this is just the start.

Many more articles, adverts and memorabilia to follow!

Check it out HERE

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Madonna: Truth or Dare at 30 – the most revealing pop star documentary ever?

A promotional image for Madonna: Truth Or Dare.
A promotional image for Madonna: Truth Or Dare. Photograph: Miramax/Allstar
 

When teenage pop phenomenon Billie Eilish recently unveiled a drastic new image on the cover of Vogue magazine, the internet went into feverish overdrive. Previously distinguished by raven-dark locks and loosely androgynous, body-concealing attire, the singer instead turned to hyper-feminised exaggeration: bombshell-style platinum curls atop a tightly cinched, rose-coloured bustier, with a polite nod to fetishwear in its visible buckles and accompanying nude PVC skirt.

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