Glamour. Sex. Style. Voice. Body. Hollywood. Performance. Face. Fur. Diamonds. Life.
Madonna gave one of the greatest live televised performances of all time on March 29, 1991 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in front of Hollywood's elite and over 50 million viewers around the world at the 63rd annual Academy Awards. Her, the spotlight, an audience and the camera.
Fabulous. She's Old Hollywood personified at a time when high potent glamour was to take the back seat to serious bullshyt. Just one of her many Fuck You's.
Drenched in 20 million dollars worth of Harry Winston diamonds, a mink stole and a diamond and pearl encrusted Bob Mackie gown, Madonna stole the show singing Stephen Sondheim's Sooner or Later from Dick Tracy.
Emerging from beneath the stage, she gave a live performance that all the great movie queens - combined - could only dream of. With great voice, flawless choreography and a full orchestra, she strips off a glove, beats that stage with her fur and throws one of her diamond earrings into the orchestra pit. The Jackpot of Star. A fantastically bombastic performance with the greatest exit scene that the Academy Awards has ever seen before or till date.
Sooner or Later won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.