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Friday, April 13, 2018

Famed Critic Pauline Kael Speaking Of Bette Midler In “Divine Madness”

Mister D: I remember the time Pauline Kael was on Tom Snyder’s old talk show. He asked her who should win the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1979. Without pause she said Bette Midler for the Rose. She said I haven’t heard lines read like that in decades and if she doesn’t win the Oscars mean nothing. This was when critics had considerable power over what was a hit or miss in movies She was considered one of the greatest critics. Check out some books on her. Bruce Vilanch said he sat next to her in Divine Madness. She was a big Bette Midler fan before the movies. She was upset with the end product of Divine Madness because of the editing and how they ended the movie. She said a real Bette Midler concert would not end like that. It would end up with a happy, upbeat song, like “Friends” After she saw Jinxed, she was sure Hollywood would ruin the Bette we knew growing up. That’s me hearsay and gossip. IF I’m wrong Bruce, let me know. It’s been a while and I might have succumbed to the Telephone Game. Read More

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BetteBack 1976: More On That One, Two Punch

Mansfield News Journal
The Gossip Column
February 15, 1976

DISCORD IN DISCOLAND: The record world is spinning over tales of how Bette Midler punched RKO radio programming chief Paul Drew in the face after a party in LA. Seems the divine Miss M “insisted”‘ Drew tell her his opinion of her new album and there are several versions of his reply

(1) He said he didn’t personally like it but wouldn’t keep it from air play; (2) he said he didn’t like one specific song on it that Bette adores. Anyway, she didn’t like the reply and ZAP! Read More

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

BetteBack 1974: Bette Announces Plans For “Delores Holopena and the Clams on the Halfshell Revue”

Dunkirk Evening Observer Dunkirk Fredonia New York
The Gossip Column by Robin Sloan
December 21, 1974

Q: What is happening with Bette Midler these days? When can we see her in person again?— B.P., Prove, Utah.

A: “The Divine Miss M.” who hasn’t done any concerts sine* her smash engagement at the Palace Theatre in New York City, is preparing a new concert tour for the first of the year. She has created a new show and character called “Delores Holopena and the Clams on the Halfshell Revue” and hopes to repeat her sellout nationwide tour of 1973. Read More

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

BetteBack: Who Will Play The Life Of Janis Joplin? 3 Choices ~ December 1, 1973

Dunkirk Evening Observer
The Gossip Column
By Robin Adams Sloane
December 1, 1973

Q: Who will play Janis Joplin in the movie of her life? – Y.E., Dallas, Tex.

A: Provided the producers can get the required clearances from persons still living, both Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler are being touted as leading contenders. But one secret source says, “Don’t be surprised if Ann-Margret winds up with the part.” Ann-Margret?

Janis Joplin Biopic Lands Its Director and Star

Tony Winner Will Play Janis Joplin in Upcoming Biopic Read More

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com