October 14, 1979
Midler plays a rock singer who become famous and is ultimately destroyed by her career. Although the Story line is suspiciously similar to the career and demise of the late singer, Janis Joplin, all concerned insist the film isn’t based on Joplin’s life.
“The Rose,” directed by Mark Rydell, opens in New York City on November 8, and should be appearing in theaters around the country shortly thereafter.
As far as albums are concerned, Atlantic recently released a new Bette Midler album titled, “Thighs and Whispers.” As usual, the singer tackles a wide range of material, from traditional to contemporary.