Today in Madonna History: November 13, 1984

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On November 13 1984, Madonna’s Like A Virgin video premiered on MTV.

Mary Lambert, the director of the video had this to say:

“For Like A Virgin I said ‘Lets do it in Venice!’ The idea of Madonna singing in a gondola was the most outrageous thing I could think of. And Madonna dug it, because she has the whole thing with the Catholic Church and her Italian heritage. It turned into a huge party.”

Madonna had this to say about shooting with the lion:

“The lion didn’t do anything he was supposed to do, and I ended up leaning against this pillar with his head in my crotch… I thought he was going to take a bite out of me so I lifted the veil I was wearing and had a stare-down with him and he opened his mouth and let out this huge roar. I got so frightened my heart fell in my shoe. When he finally walked away, the director yelled ‘Cut’ and I had to take a long breather. But I could really relate to the lion. I feel like in a past life I was a lion or a cat or something.”

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3 responses

  1. Madonna’s astrological sign is Leo, so OF COURSE she was a fierce, ferocious lion in a past life — a born leader!

    I remember in an interview with director Mary Lambert that she advised all women who were on the rag to get off set, or the lion would attack them. But not our fearless M! She looked him in the eye and he KNEW who was boss on this go-round!

  2. That’s interesting about the video premier date. Is there a source for the dates her videos premiered on MTV and/or VH1? I’m especially curious when her first videos (Burning Up, Lucky Star and Borderline) debuted.

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