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Madonna on the covers of The Sun and Daily Star

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“Madonna with the big boobies” – The Sun

Madonna on the cover of The Sun

“Madonna’s shock new sex pics” – Daily Star

Madonna on the cover of Daily Sun

Madonna in Interview Magazine – Pictures and Article

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Madonna for Interview Magazine
Madonna for Interview Magazine
Madonna for Interview Magazine

“God has given you one face,” Hamlet said, “and you make yourselves another.” But had the great Dane met Madonna before saying the above and, in effect, prophesying much of the modern condition, he might have added, “and another and another and another …”

The pop phenomenon born Madonna Louise Ciccone in Michigan in 1958 has, over the course of her career as a singer, songwriter, actress, filmmaker, and pure entertainer, become the living paradigm for the character-based, image-centric presentation of an artist. And her evolutionary mutability—the quicksilver ability to grow and change and live spectacular multiple lives in and beyond the public eye—has given each viewer and each listener their own favorite Madonna. From her early years in rough-and- tumble New York City of the 1980s to her Sex (book) goddess 1990s and the equestrian splendor of the early aughts in England, each chapter of her life is related as a kind of Dickensian parable of perseverance, of will, or of self-invention, as she weaves herself together out of blond ambition, yoga, or prayer.

And perhaps Madonna the Icon is herself her own greatest work of art—something so vastly influential as to be unfathomable, knitting together all of us for whom she has provided the soundtracks, all of the sensibilities she has informed, rattled, challenged, provoked, and then reimagined again, all of the notions of beauty, of an artist, of a performer that she has shaped, reshaped, and upset yet again. With a 13th studio album due out in 2015, Madonna is reaching a new level of artistry, creativity, and, perhaps, identity. Even as she reimagines herself yet again, she remains a masterpiece.

On a night this past November, Madonna sat down with her friend, the performance artist, magician, card sharp, and similarly unclassifiable talent David Blaine in New York to talk about the power of silence, the necessity of failure, and hearing the word no.

DAVID BLAINE: I brought a whole bunch of cards with questions that I think are really fun, so we have these as a backup plan.

MADONNA: A backup plan, or do you want me to choose one now?

BLAINE: Choose one. But I don’t want you to go with the obvious card that’s sticking out more than the others.

MADONNA: I’m not that kind of person. I never go for the obvious. [picks a card]

BLAINE: Should I read it to you, though?

MADONNA: Yeah. I can’t read your illegible handwriting. …continue reading »

Madonna on the covers of Interview Magazine

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December 2014 / January 2015 Issue

Madonna on the cover of Interview Magazine
Madonna on the cover of Interview Magazine
Madonna on the cover of Interview Magazine

Rookie Madonna makes MTV big

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Madonna in Billboard magazine

The full article from Billboard.com:

Ahead of MTV’s first Music Video Awards, broadcast Sept. 14, 1984, the network was having difficulty booking top talent. Co-hosts Dan Aykroyd and Bette Midler were in their 30s, old for the MTV crowd, and ZZ Top had refused to play — until the network pulled the band’s videos and manager Bill Ham relented.
MTV did, however, secure a largely unknown singer whom MTV’s Chip Rachlin recalls “was a bit difficult.” Madonna wanted to sing a new song, “Like a Virgin,” to a full-grown, white Bengal tiger. The big cat was nixed. Instead, she decided to emerge from a 17-foot tall wedding cake and sing the song in a white wedding dress, a bustier and a BOY TOY belt buckle — a classic Madonna mixed message. But as she descended, one of her white stilettos slipped off. “So I thought, ‘Well, I’ll just pretend I meant to do this,’ and I dove on the floor and I rolled around,” she later said. “And, as I reached for the shoe, the dress went up. And the underpants were showing.”
MTV viewers were treated to a full display of what Madonna was wearing under the dress.
“Was it perfect? No, but it worked,” says her former manager Freddy DeMann. “I think we all know she had a few drinks, because she had to get up the nerve to crawl around like she did,” says Les Garland, former executive vice president of programming at MTV. “She stole the show.” But at the time, many industry people felt her performance was a disaster; her longtime publicist Liz Rosenberg says, “People came up to me and told me her career was over before it started.” Huey Lewis recalls that his longtime agent Dan Weiner scoffed and said, “This gal, Madonna — this is not going to happen.”
music industry,” Pittman says. Soon, music’s biggest stars were vying to appear at the VMAs. The next year, the awards were hosted by Eddie Murphy, who was, in Garland’s words, “the biggest star in the world.” MTV — thanks largely to Madonna — had launched its first franchise.
Every year since 1984, someone else has tried to steal the show: Prince wearing assless pants in 1991, Fiona Apple making a fiery and profane acceptance speech in 1994, Britney Spears frolicking with a Burmese Python in 2001. The VMAs were enshrined as “the what-the-hell-is-gonna-happen-next? show,” says Dave Sirulnick, who executive produced it for many years. “I can’t tell you how many times we heard artists say, ‘I want to have the special moment everybody remembers the next day, and three years later.'”

Madonna in Classic Pop Magazine

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Issue 12, August/September 2014
Inside the magazine is a lengthy 10-page article about the making of Like A Virgin and Top 25 Madonna tracks.

Madonna on the cover of Classic Pop Magazine
Madonna on the cover of Classic Pop Magazine

Madonna and Katy Perry in Deluxe Edition of V Magazine

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Madonna and Katy perry for V Magazine Deluxe Edition …continue reading »

Madonna in V Magazine – Scans

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Madonna in V Magazine (#89, Summer 2014 Issue)

Madonna in V Magazine Summer 2014 Issue …continue reading »

Madonna in L’Uomo Vogue – Magazine Scans

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Madonna in L’Uomo Vogue Italy May/June 2014 Issue

Madonna in L'Uomo Vogue Italy May - June IssueMadonna in L'Uomo Vogue Italy May - June Issue …continue reading »

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