O’BRIEN, Glenn. Madonna: The Girlie Show.

(No place): Callaway Editions, Inc in association with Boy Toy Inc., Winterland Productions, 1994. First edition. Folio. Unpaginated. Published to coincide with The Girlie Show world tour. The Girlie Show was launched in support of Madonna’s 1992 album, Erotica. The show had the central visual theme of a “sex circus”. Described as “a mixture of a rock concert, a fashion show, a carnival performance, a cabaret act and a burlesque show”, the show had a more complex stage than those from Madonna’s previous tours: it had a runway that led from the center of the main stage to a minor stage, a revolving elevated platform in the middle of the main stage, balconies in the rear of the stage, and a giant illuminated “Girlie Show” sign above stage, among other features. The tour was directed by Madonna’s brother, Christopher Ciccone; costumes for the tour were designed by Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. Madonna’s inspiration for the name of the tour was a painting called “Girlie Show” by Edward Hopper. A near fine copy in pictorial boards without dust jacket as issued. The CD with three unreleased tracks from the concert is present.


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