Desperately Seeking Madonna

Desperately Seeking Madonna

Essays, cartoons, horoscope, tabloid journalism, academic essays, comic book art, a David Letterman top-ten list, and every year’s Rolling Stone polls collected here tell the complete story behind the story of Madonna’s illustrious ...

Author: Adam Sexton

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307483744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 980

An original collection of writings almost as diverse as the Material Girl herself, attempting to uncover as many interpretations of Madonna’s appeal as is possible With voices as diverse as Russell Baker, Sandra Bernhard, Art Buchwald, Al Hirschfeld, Camille Paglia, and Andrew Greeley, Desperately Seeking Madonna sheds new light on one of the world’s most famous—and infamous—women. Essays, cartoons, horoscope, tabloid journalism, academic essays, comic book art, a David Letterman top-ten list, and every year’s Rolling Stone polls collected here tell the complete story behind the story of Madonna’s illustrious career. “A fascinating compendium of Madonnathink.”—Vogue
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Desperately Seeking Susan

Desperately Seeking Susan

Author: Madonna (Musician)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1089105226

Category: Classification: M 15

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Categories: Classification: M 15

American Icons

American Icons

''Madonna—Finally, a Real Feminist.'' Desperately Seeking Madonna 167–69. Reynolds, Simon, and Joy Press. The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, ...

Author: Dennis Hall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313027673

Category: Americana

Page: 937

View: 835

Categories: Americana

Life with My Sister Madonna

Life with My Sister Madonna

The camaraderie between Madonna, erika, Martin, and me is enough for me. ... in Susan Seidelman's low budget, $5 million movie, Desperately Seeking Susan.

Author: Christopher Ciccone

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416587637

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 574

The singer's younger brother describes their close relationship and explores little-known aspects of her life, from their shared childhood in Michigan to her successful music career, many transformations, and personal challenges.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Madonna

Madonna

Later in the interview, Madonna openly admitted that she has been intimate with ... The script, entitled Desperately Seeking Susan, was a good one—a modern, ...

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743228800

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Madonna! Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model. She's all of these things...and more. Yet, who is she, really? In Madonna: An Intimate Biography, author J. Randy Taraborrelli's scrupulously researched and completely balanced unauthorized biography of one of the world's most celebrated entertainers, the reader is allowed to draw his or her own conclusions. Indeed, the portrait bestselling author Taraborrelli paints here is of a truly complex woman, one who is driven and determined to succeed at any cost, yet who displays remarkable vulnerability when it comes to matters of the heart. It is significant that Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the first such book written about the star in over a decade, because in the past ten years the ever-changing Madonna has gone through her biggest transformation yet -- from tempestuous sex goddess to happily married mother. Amazingly, as she launches her first worldwide tour in eight years, she is now -- at forty-something -- enjoying one of the most successful periods of her groundbreaking career. Whereas other books about Madonna have been based on previously published material, Madonna: An Intimate Biography is the result of ten years of exclusive interviews with people who are speaking publicly about her for the first time, including close friends, business associates and even family members. Since Taraborrelli interviewed the star herself early in her career, he is now able to draw from such firsthand experiences to place her success story in perspective and provide new, stunning insights. The true Madonna, as presented here, is not merely a sensation-seeking tabloid vixen, but a flesh-and-blood woman with human foibles and weaknesses -- as well as great strengths and ambitions. For the first time, the reader learns about the complex nature of her difficult relationship with her father, and how the two finally found one another after years of estrangement; how Warren Beatty broke her heart, and why the two never wed; how she and John Kennedy, Jr., became romantically involved, his mother's reaction to the prospect of Madonna as a daughter-in-law and why it could never have worked out; the truth of her relationships with the fathers of her two children and how, as a loving and attentive mother, she has evolved into a surprisingly different woman...and what the future holds for her. Madonna: An Intimate Biography is a truly explosive and definitive account of the life of an entertainer who is undoubtedly one of the most popular, trendsetting figures of our time. Full of amazing disclosures about her private life and public career, New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli's latest work reveals Madonna in a new -- and surprisingly inspiring -- way. Not only a feast for fans, this book is great entertainment for anyone who enjoys a remarkable story, stirringly told.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Madonna Biography The Sex Symbol of The Music Industry Revealed

Madonna Biography  The Sex Symbol of The Music Industry Revealed

Madonna's first significant screen role was "Desperately Seeking Susan." It came out in 1985, and it was a comedy-drama, starring Rosanna Arquette and ...

Author: Chris Dicker

Publisher: Chris Dicker

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Madonna has shown herself during the years in new, different and provocative ways. She's the master of creating new styles and shining in different ways. If you have to describe her in just few words would be: Megastar. Lover. Mother. Opportunist. Chameleon. Role model. However, the common theme and strategy in her appearances is sex. That's the main drive she uses to get attention in the music industry. Madonna believes that everything in the world is centred around sex in one form or another and that's what she does with her music. Throughout her life, Madonna was not always rich and famous. In fact, in some interviews she shared how she was homeless, searching through trash cans for food and sleeping on other people's couches. No matter how bad her life was, she worked hard on her music every day. The message Madonna is trying convey with her music is that you can be sexy and successful at the same time, and instead of being punished, you can be rewarded for it. In this biography, you'll learn more about Madonna's personal and professional life. How she handled relationships? How she got involved in the music industry? How Madonna was able to get acting auditions and become extremely successful? The truth is, nobody does better what she can do. There are are a lot of controversies related to religion, sex in her work. A lot of people got offended and angry at Madonna for pushing and creating different status quo, questioning norms, certain aspects of religions, and more. In this biography, we'll also discuss some of those controversies into some detail and how they shaped the music industry. You'll also learn how Madonna changed as a person over the years and it what way this affected her music, genre and appearances. Are you ready to get into the Madonna's realm of seduction, mystery and sex? Grab your copy now!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Embodied Voices

Embodied Voices

Given 6 Peter Waldman , “ This Madonna Isn't What the Reverend Really Had in Mind ... ed . , Desperately Seeking Madonna ( New York : Dell , 1993 ) , pp .

Author: Leslie C. Dunn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052158583X

Category: Music

Page: 254

View: 498

Explores cultural manifestations of female vocality in the light of theories of subjectivity, the body, and sexual difference.
Categories: Music

From Hegel to Madonna

From Hegel to Madonna

Pat Califia, "Sex and Madonna," in Madonnarama, ed. ... Fran Lloyd, "Introduction," Deconstructing Madonna, ed. ... in Desperately Seeking Madonna, pp.

Author: Robert Miklitsch

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791435407

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 262

Moves from the discourses of dialectical negation to cultural-populist affirmation--that is, from Hegel to Madonna Studies--in order to envision a mode of critique that can persuasively describe and explain the cultural contradictions of late capitalism.
Categories: Social Science

Sound and Vision

Sound and Vision

DESPERATELY SEEKING MADONNA LOOKALIKES Join our Madonna Day contest, Thurs, June 6in Madonnaland on4, Macy's Herald Square. If you're a brassy material girl ...

Author: Simon Frith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134869220

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

View: 650

Sound and Vision is the first significant collection of new and classic texts on video and brings together some of the leading international cultural and music critics writing today. Addressing one of the most controversial forms of popular culture in the contemporary world, Sound and Vision confronts easy interpretations of music video - as promotional vehicles, filmic images and postmodern culture - to offer a new and bold understanding of its place in pop music, television and the media industries. The book acknowledges the history of the commercial status of pop music as a whole, as well as its complex relations with other media. Sound and Vision will be an essential text for students of popular music and popular culture.
Categories: Social Science

Costume and Cinema

Costume and Cinema

3 DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN : TEXTURES OF TRANSFORMATION Susan was a queen of street - style trash whose wardrobe mirrored Madonna's lace and rosaries ...

Author: Sarah Street

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364183

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

View: 237

Costume and Cinema: Dress Codes in Popular Film presents an overview of the literature on film costume, together with a series of detailed case studies which highlight how costume is a key signifier in film texts. Sarah Street demonstrates how costume relates in fundamental ways to the study of film narrative and mise-en-scène, in some cases constituting a language of its own. In particular the book foregrounds the related issues of adaptation and embodiment in a variety of different genres and investigates this under-explored area through extensive analysis of popular films including The Talented Mr Ripley, Desperately Seeking Susan, and The Matrix.
Categories: Performing Arts

Television and Women s Culture

Television and Women s Culture

DESPERATELY SEEKING MADONNA LOOK-ALIKES Join our Madonna Day contest, Thurs, June 6 in Madonnaland on 4, Macy's Herald Square. If you're a brassy material ...

Author: Mary Ellen Brown

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446237656

Category: Feminist criticism

Page: 256

View: 522

In this book an international team of contributors examines critically the relationship between television and women's culture. Although they recognize that television frequently distorts and oppresses women's experience, the authors avoid a simplistic manipulative view of the media. Instead they show how and why such different genres as game shows, police fiction and soap opera offer women opportunities for negotiation of their own meanings and their own aesthetic appreciation. Not for sale in Australia or New Zealand.
Categories: Feminist criticism

Movie Music the Film Reader

Movie Music  the Film Reader

DESPERATELY SEEKING MADONNA LOOK - ALIKES Join our Madonna Day contest , Thurs. , June 6 in Madonnaland on 4 , Macy's Herald Square .

Author: Kay Dickinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415281598

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

View: 192

This important first collection of writings about film music features articles on subjects as diverse as the use of musicians in film narratives and the role of pop-stars as movie-stars
Categories: Performing Arts

New York Magazine

New York Magazine

... OF TWO HEROINES in Susan Seidelman's acclaimed comedy Desperately Seeking Susan, ... A coarse erotic object, Madonna is a caricature of the movie femmes ...

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Page: 144

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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MADONNA Unstoppable Revised Enlarged Edition

MADONNA  Unstoppable   Revised   Enlarged Edition

Some of the scenes were filmed in Danceteria, a club that Madonna frequented and which gave her a start in the music business. “Desperately Seeking Susan” ...

Author: Pradeep Thakur

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9788190870573

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Madonna s Drowned Worlds

Madonna s Drowned Worlds

In a comic strip featured in Desperately Seeking Madonna (Sexton, 1993) two police investigators visit a girl in hospital, the victim of a crime and the ...

Author: Santiago Fouz-Hernandez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351559546

Category: Music

Page: 246

View: 970

Madonna is perhaps one of the most consistently transgressive and self-transforming artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The recent release of two critically acclaimed and best-selling albums and a sold-out world tour have renewed media and academic interest in the artist. Madonna presents a set of strikingly new challenges to cultural analysis, and new developments in Gender, Queer and Ethnic studies have shed more light on her entire oeuvre. Whilst the contributors do refer to classic cultural theorists such as Baudrillard, Zizek, Foucault and Barthes, new theoretical approaches to Madonna's work feature prominently. In view of this, the present volume offers new perspectives on Madonna's work to date, addressing her configurations of race, gender and sex(uality) and with special emphasis on her resurrection after the Sex backlash in the early 1990s. The collection focuses on new Madonna-related topics such as Hinduism, Judaism, Japanese culture, All-American culture, Queer culture, Motherhood and her influence on newer 'girl acts' such as the Spice Girls and Britney Spears. The book explores the themes of gender, sexuality, ethnicity and celebrity consumption through the lens of Madonna's songs, videos and shows. An international array of scholars portrays Madonna's popularisation of the notion that identity is not fixed and can be continuously rearranged and revamped. The book should have wide appeal for all those concerned with gender studies, cultural studies, ethnic studies, lesbian and gay musicology as well as popular music studies.
Categories: Music

Madonna

Madonna

Film exposure led to the title role in the upbeat screwball comedy Desperately Seeking Susan, which was set in NYC. Taking advantage of Madonna's rising ...

Author: Carol Gnojewski

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766095526

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 510

Madonna enjoys pushing the envelope, generating accolades and controversy with each cause and project to which she lends her fame. A pop culture icon for over 30 years, her ongoing artistic evolution inspires fans who find her unconventionality refreshing. A self-described fighter, she's been unafraid to take a political stance, openly championing women's rights and civil rights throughout her career. This book tracks the queen of reinvention from her early struggles and ambitions through her unparalleled metamorphosis from pop star, to film star, to author, and philanthropist. Curious minds will discover how she's thrived and survived as a world-renowned female artist and provocateur.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Vamps Tramps

Vamps   Tramps

... (Boulder: Westview Press, 1993), and Desperately Seeking Madonna, edited by Adam Sexton and including a newspaper article by me (New York: Delta, 1993).

Author: Camille Paglia

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307765567

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 647

The bestselling author of Sexual Personae and Sex, Art, and American Culture is back with a fiery new collection of essays on everything from art and celebrity to gay activism, Lorena Bobbitt to Bill and Hillary. These essays have never appeared in book form, and many will be appearing in print for the first time.
Categories: Social Science

Madonna

Madonna

Pressens Bild/PA Photos Madonnaather first communion. ... Kevin Cummins/ldols: Madonna with lollipop. ... Madonna at Desperately Seeking Susan premiere.

Author: Lucy O'Brien

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446437384

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

View: 157

The definitive biography of one of the world’s most famous women. Madonna is the biggest-selling female recording artist in the world and one of our greatest living pop stars. With each pioneering album she has consistently reinvented her music and her image, transcending the world of pop to become a global cultural icon. In 2018, unbelievably, she is hitting her 60th birthday – yet she still remains as relevant as ever. Lucy O’Brien’s extensive and well-researched biography looks at Madonna the artist, offering a detailed analysis of her music with input from acclaimed musicians and producers, as well revealing interviews from her intimate inner circle. She follows Madonna from her difficult childhood and those frenetic early years in New York, through the shocks and scandals of the 1990s Sex era to her twenty-first-century incarnation as an outspoken activist. Providing a fascinating insight into her life, relationships and what motivates her as a woman and an artist, Madonna: Like an Icon is the definitive biography of one of the biggest stars in the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

SPIN

SPIN

Inspired by the hit movie, Desperately Seeking Susan, starring Madonna and Rosanna Arquette. Specially rendered for us by a well-known New York fashion ...

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Page: 96

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From the concert stage to the dressing room, from the recording studio to the digital realm, SPIN surveys the modern musical landscape and the culture around it with authoritative reporting, provocative interviews, and a discerning critical ear. With dynamic photography, bold graphic design, and informed irreverence, the pages of SPIN pulsate with the energy of today's most innovative sounds. Whether covering what's new or what's next, SPIN is your monthly VIP pass to all that rocks.
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Who s That Girl Who s That Boy

Who s That Girl  Who s That Boy

Desperately Seeking Madonna. New York: Dell. Shattuc, J. (1992). Postmodern misogyny in Blue Velvet. Genders 13:73¥89. Silverman, K. (1980).

Author: Lynne Layton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135891435

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 783

Hailed on publication as "an impressive integration of postmodernism and relational psychoanalysis" (James Hansel) and "an intelligent and stimulating account of where the issues of identity, gender, and difference are joined" (Jessica Benjamin), Lynne Layton's Who's That Girl? Who's That Boy? is a major contribution to the postmodern understanding of gender issues. This new edition, under the aegis of the Bending Psychoanalysis Book Series, includes a Foreword by Series Editor Jack Drescher and an Afterword in which Lynne Layton addresses the evolution of her thinking since the book's publication in 1998.
Categories: Psychology