Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

5 Full Concerts: Rare

Bette Midler – Live at The Majestic Theatre (1980)

Bette Midler – De Tour Concert (Boston 1983)

Bette Midler – Continental Baths Concert (1971)

Bette Midler – Live at The Roxy (1977)

Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass Concert (2004)

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Death In The Family

Mister D: I’ll be out of town for awhile without my computer, so I won’t be posting. My beautiful Aunt Sue, who helped raise me, has been taken off her feeding tubes. so it’s just a matter of days before she passes. She was a wonderful second mom to me.

To keep up with any Bette stuff just check out Facebook while I’m gone. Nicola will keep you updated if anything happens and I may pop on there with my phone when I have time.

Here’s the link: Click Here

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

BetteBack December 10, 1985: Bette’s Busy And Chaotic Life

Santa Ana Orange County Register
December 10, 1985


Bette Midler seems to have found a home on the Disney lot where she recently made Touchstone’s “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” is set to start “Ruthless People” next month and expects to film her Ina Bay Hutton bio-pic in late 1986.

“It’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” she says of the film about the leader of the all-girl band of the ’30s and ’40s.

“It’ll be a full-blown musical.” Read More

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BetteBack November 24, 1985: Mud Will Be Flung Review

Cumberland Sunday Times
November 24, 1985


BETTE MIDLER — Mud Will Be Flung Tonight – Atlantic 81291

— On this one, I will side with the do-no-wrong brigade.

Adults only, kids. Sorry. Bette, who has sold many records as a singer, turns comedienne here and the comedy is quite risque.

As a vocalist, she can belt ’em out with the best. As a comedienne, she can get gutter-low with the raunchiest of ’em!

Keep out of reach of children.

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New CD And Bette’s Stages For Success Fundraiser


Just got confirmation that Bette’s new CD is tentatively slated for a November release in the US and UK. Not sure about the rest! Xx

Bette’s asking for our help in her new fundraiser. Read about it in her tweet…just click on the link. You can donate as much as you can so you don’t have to break the bank:

Signed books, DVDs, albums, and much more available if you support Stages for Success!

— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 24, 2014 Read More

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Monday, June 23, 2014

San Diego Fringe Festival Presents MISS M SAVES THE UNIVERSE!, 7/5-12

San Diego Fringe Festival Presents MISS M SAVES THE UNIVERSE!, 7/5-12
by BWW News Des
June 22, 2014


Breakthrough Workshop Theatre, a rising San Diego-based educational theatre, announces the World Premiere of MISS M SAVES THE UNIVERSE!

This semi-autobiographical satirical fantasy travels through time as we experience significant breakthrough moments in the life of our protagonist. Along to assist is Miss M, a “divine” guardian angel inspired by the showbiz persona of the legendary Bette Midler. Read More

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BetteBack November 9, 1985: Bette Midler To Replace Madonna In “Ruthless People”

Anderson Herald Bulletin
November 9, 1985


And there’s a good chance that Bette Midler, who starred in Disney’s “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” will replace Madonna as the star of “Ruthless People.”

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Bette Midler laments the parts she let get away Read More

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

BetteBack November 6, 1985: Bette Midler First Choice For Mae West BioPic Even Then

Anderson Herald Bulletin
November 6, 1985

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Q. We hear that a new movie is being planned on the life of Mae West. Who do you think is sexy enough to play her? — G.H.

A. Hollywood, sexually forthright these days, has plenty of actresses who can generate her on screen. But do they have that special off-hand humor of the late La West? That’s the question.

One famous director I know is seriously preparing Mae’s life story for the screen. He disclosed to me an interesting choice for the lead — none other than Bette Midler. Read More

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

BetteBack November 5, 1985: Midler draws laughs, tears at AIDS benefit

Midler draw laughs, tears
Doylestown Intelligencer
November 5, 1985

6-15-2014 3-35-20 PM

The most uproarious applause and most somber moment of a star-studded gala which raised Si.3 million to fight AIDS came during a comedy and musical routine by Bette Midler, who began her career singing before gay audiences.

Ms. Midler said Sunday she recently visited her former hangouts and found the “mood wasn’t quite the same. It’s like wartime.”

Performing before a predominately male audience of nearly 4,000 at the Metropolitan Opera House, the off-color humorist and singer said, “I remember all the friends I have lost in the war, and join my prayers with yours that it will be over soon.” Read More

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Bette Midler Searching for Partners in STAGES FOR SUCCESS INITIATIVE

Bette Midler Searching for Partners in STAGES FOR SUCCESS INITIATIVE
by Louisa Brady
June 20, 2014


Bette Midler recently launched a program called the Stages for Success Initiative in association with The Jeckyl Foundation in hopes to raise money for schools with inadequate auditorium and rehearsal space. In 2012, the foundation completed renovation on a middle school in the South Bronx.

Read below for a message from Bette herself!

“A few years ago I launched the Stages for Success Initiative to modernize public school auditoriums in New York City, bringing much needed improvements to outdated and dysfunctional spaces. We’ve completed 3 schools so far, and we are hard at work on our next project in Far Rockaway, Queens, a community that was hit badly by Super Storm Sandy. But because there are so many more schools in need, I’m looking for generous partners to join my fundraising effort on CrowdRise. I will be matching every penny raised! Read More

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