Video: Bette Midler And Bruce Vilanch In 1971 in the documentry Vito

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9 thoughts on “Video: Bette Midler And Bruce Vilanch In 1971 in the documentry Vito

  1. Watched the doc with my bf and he and I both had chills when Bette came on. The documentary is a very important yet extremely difficult documentary to watch. All gay men and women owe a LOT to Vito Russo.

    1. Same goes for me….I was so moved by this doc. I have the book Celluloid Closet but never read it, but now I am….xx

  2. Don,

    Thank you for posting this clip. I don’t get HBO so will have to wait for the DVD to see it. I have 2 photographs of Bette from that day; they are 2 of my favorites. I love the early years of her career.

    A question Don, do you know what the setlist was for Bette’s June 1972 Carnegie Hall show? I was watching The Divine Bette Midler DVD and Barry talks about the show and I wondered what the setlist was.

    Again, thanks Don….

  3. He did. In case you are interested:

    Empty Bed Blues
    Daytime Hustler
    Something To Remember You By
    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
    Delta Dawn
    Do You Love Me / Do You Want To Dance

    No One In This World
    Buried In The Ruins Of Love
    I Am Your Child
    Sweet Life

    Moon Of Manakoora
    Hello In There
    For Free
    Fat Stuff
    Leader Of The Pack
    Chapel Of Love
    I Shall Be Released

    I didn’t see your e-mail on the site anymore, hope you don’t mind.

    1. Lol I just talked to him and he said he was answering your email at the time….cool thanks for sending the list. I just forgot to put my contact email up…I’ll try to remember tonight….xx

  4. This performance was actually from June 24, 1973.. not 1971. I would love to see the entire video in it’s raw form. Thanks Tom

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