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PS: From Liz Smith’s Column, NYP, Nov 2. 2005

Midler raises spirits and millions at birthday bash
Liz Smith
Originally published November 2, 2005
WELL, BETTE MIDLER’S 60th birthday and her “Hulaween” bash for the New York Restoration Project at the Waldorf-Astoria was a smash and a sell out.
Witches, goblins, cowboys, Indians, Vampiras and imps came costumed to the hilt, raising $2.2 million for Bette’s dream of a better New York! Hostesses Ellen Levine and Wendy Siegel were all togged out and Bette herself appeared onstage encased in a giant rose. Martin Short did his stuff as the auctioneer Jiminy Glick and for one little Jack Russell puppy, he upped the bidding to $15,000. Guests went home with Bette’s new Peggy Lee tribute CD, which had won raves that very day.

In the crowd I glimpsed Tony Danza as a pirate and Yoko Ono as herself. Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue were right out of High Noon. There was also Annette de la Renta, Mariah Carey, Chevy Chase, Glenn Close and Ahmet and Mica Ertegun, as well as Lally Weymouth. One partygoer resembled the pope and another came as the Virgin Mary.

Elton John was divine, or maybe just unholy, playing piano with his devil’s horns aglow. It was a day and night to remember!

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