Lucky Star, A journey to the past
One of the best books that were once available on “the early years” of Madonna is Lucky Star, written by Michael McKenzie, originally published in 1985 when the Madonna phenomenon exploded everywhere.
Michael McKenzie who knew Madonna from those days, put together amazing pictures of New York’s most talented photographs of the time such as Beth Baptiste, Peter Cunningham, Deborah Feingold, Curtis Knapp and Patrick McMullan, to document the passion this young woman had to make something extraordinary with her life. What you see below are scans of four pictures from the book. Click to Zoom
From left to right: A beautiful close up of Madonna by Laura Levine. Madonna posing in Hell’s Kitchen.
From Left to Right: Darker Madonna. A Promotional shot for “A Certain Sacrifice”
The book graphics and design were also created by Madonna’s best friend Martin L. Burgoyne, the talented artist tragically died of Aids to whom Madonna dedicated the song In This Life.
Burgoyne who already designed the original covers of the singles Burning Up and Lucky Star reprised some of the nice artwork used on Burning up and used them as stylish chapter intros.
Lucky Star originally published in the Uk by Columbus books had a “revised and updated” re-release by Bobcat books with few pages added of the “True Blue era” in 1987. The second time around the book was titled Madonna – Her Story. See both covers below. An Italian version by Gremese Editore was also available in Italy.
Scans from MadonnaTribe’s collection