Monthly Archives: February 2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Who Are The Top 5 Witches On Film


My Daily
Bubble Bubble! Top Five Witches In Film
Posted: 28/02/13 | Updated: 28/02/13
By Sara McCorquodale

So, witches are cool now because of Oz The Great And Powerful. But, come on! Witches have always been cool. They hang about in girl gangs, never suffer fools and have actual powers. Admittedly, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz (aka The Hottest Woman Of All Time) make one pretty exciting coven in Oz, but here are five other reasons to be fans of witches on film…

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BetteBack January 19, 1978: Broken Blossom Review

Galveston Daily News
January 19, 1978


Bette Midler isn’t called “divine” without reason.

She has a natural talent that doesn’t need any adornments, as demonstrated on “Broken Blossoms” (Atlantic SD 19151).

However, Miss Midler enhances her divine style with imaginative vocals on “Make Yourself Comfortable” and “La Vie En

Other tuneful melodies in this selection are “Say Goodbye to Hollywood,” “Paradise,” “Empty Bed Blues” and “A Dream Is a
Wish Your Heart Makes.” Read More

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BetteBack January 15, 1978: Broken Blossom’s Successful Departure From Camp

Boston Herald
Broken Blossom’s Successful Departure From Camp
January 15, 1978


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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Barbara Hershey Talks Bette Midler, Beaches, And Her Favorite Fairy Tale

WALTER SCOTT ASKS … Barbara Hershey
Feb 27, 2013


The actress, 65, plays Cora, the mother of the Evil Queen, on ABC’s Once Upon a Time (Sundays).

What drew you to this role?
It’s a really inventive show, and I’ve always loved fairy tales. It’s fun to wave your hand and have someone fly across the room!

Do you have a favorite fairy tale?
I’m addicted to the entire Oz book series by L. Frank Baum, who wrote 
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. They were always my favorites as a kid. Read More

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Malcolm Ingram’s ‘Continental’ Tells the Story of the Infamous NYC Bathhouse

Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #2: Malcolm Ingram‘s ‘Continental’ Tells the Story of the Infamous NYC Bathhouse
FEBRUARY 27, 2013 12:01 PM

Documentary filmmaker Malcolm Ingram, whose work has focused on issues facing the gay community, tells the historical story of the notorious 1970s New York City bathhouse that transcended sexuality in “Contintental.” The film charts the pivotal role the Continental Bathhouse played in social tolerance and the creation of a safe haven for gay men at the time, as well as being a hub for the discovery of several legendary musicians. Read More

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BetteBack January 9, 1978: Bette Midler Goes Missing

Boston Herald
Monday, January 9, 1978


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Video: I Shall Be Released ~ Bette Midler ~ The Roxy

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BetteBack January 6, 1978: The Bette Duality

Boston Herald
January 6, 1978














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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Bette Tweets: Oscars, NRA, The Vatican, And A Good Read


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The NRA comes to NY next week. They want to be sure to give every town a shot.

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NRA says everyone should get as many magazines as they want. I say, you can’t get a magazine until you can read one.

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Underground Gay Lobby @Vatican uncovered when massive order of “BeachesDVDs found during audit.

Bette Midler ‏@BetteMidler

Oh my dept: “@Variety’s take on Oscar show: The Tonys had a baby with a Vegas revue” Read More

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The secret life of humans

Brattleboro Reformer
The secret life of humans
Posted: 02/26/2013 03:00:00 AM EST


True confession: I’m a Bette Midler fan. Wait! Stay with me for a moment I’m not referring to Midler’s sappy “Wind Beneath My Wings” phase. (I couldn’t get through her “Beaches” period without a shot of tequila, and even then it was difficult.) I mean the unpolished Midler of the New York City bathhouse days: Sophie Tucker jokes and outrageous costumes like giant hotdogs and mermaids performing choreographed routines in motorized wheelchairs. Irreverent. Unpredictable. Creative. Edgy. Simply put: Great fun! You can’t tell from looking at me that I will always carry a torch for that bawdy 1970s torch singer. Read More

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