BootLeg Betty

American Cinematheque Awards 1987

Bette Midler is honored with the American Cinematheque Award in 1987. Barry Manilow opens the tribute, telling stories of his time working with Bette in the Bath Houses and being her musical director. Barry then brings Melissa Manchester (one of the original Harlettes) up to the stage and they sing a duet (Friends). They then introduce all of the Harlettes one at a time… each wearing a different costume from a show or tour.

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