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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bette Midler on David Letterman 1994 as Delores Delago the Mermaid

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Becoming Vickie Eydie – Around The World-Istanbul-Fiesta In Rio

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On keeping Sophie out of show business (OH WELL!):

On keeping Sophie out of show business (OH WELL!): “I’m trying to discourage her,” says Midler, who is married to Martin Von Haselberg, “because I think it’s very hard and I think there are other things that are more rewarding spiritually — that’s the main thing. I (want) her to have a rich spiritual life. And some actors do. Some actors who really have a command of their craft lead very rich spiritual lives. But for the most part it’s a business based on superficiality, and I don’t really want her to have that. I want her to have a more meaningful life than that.” The question is, will Sophie listen? “Probably not” says Midler. “She doesn’t listen to me now, and she’s only 7.” (1993, Hartford Courant) Read More

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BetteBack November 30, 1991: Bette Midler says she got what she wanted in ‘For the Boys’

Kokomo Tribune
November 30, 1991

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.Bette Midler says she got what she wanted with her new movie “For the Boys.”

“It looks great, it’s well acted, it has beautiful music in it, it has laughs, it has tears, it has dance, it has an idea at its core,” says Midler, who stars with James Caan.

The film, directed by Mark (“On Golden Pond”) Rydell, is co-produced by Midler, Bonnie Bruckheimer and Margaret South, the trio who also produced “Beaches.” Read More

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I’m Hip – Hulaween – Bette Midler -1998

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BetteBack Review November 29, 1991: The movie is worth seeing solely for Ms. Midler’s amazing versatility as an entertainment machine

Altoona Mirror
November 29, 1991

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For the first hour, “For the Boys” is ,a dazzling musical comedy that displays Bette Midler‘s gifts as none of her movies have.

Unfortunately, the movie is two hours and 15 minutes long. ‘

Although the movie is wildly uneven, there is enough showbiz story to find enough scenes of Ms. Midler staging to make this ambitious film worth watching — at least for fans ofMs. Midler’s undeniable.talent.

For the Boys” is a sweeping musical comedy that follows the careers bf,two showbiz archtypes —the jovial comic Eddie Sparks (James Caan) and the feisty singer Dixie Leonard (Ms. Midler) —across three wars. Modeled on Bob Hope and probably Martha Raye, these characters are familiar but somehow alien to ‘many moviegoers, whose experience with war stretches back only to the decidedly non-popular conflict in Vietnam. Read More

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Laughing Matters – Bette Midler – Good Morning America – 1998

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Beaches Bloopers – Bette Midler

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Monday, September 28, 2015

1998 – Bette Midler Intimate Portrait Part 5

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BetteBack Review November 29, 1991: ‘For the Boys’ has a great big heart

Lima News
November 29, 1991

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Smearing half a century of American history across the screen like cream cheese on a bagel, “For the Boys” has heart and cheek, maybe even a little bit of bite. But don’t hold your breath for any sign of a brain.

It’s the story of a song-and – dance duo who entertain the troops in three wars, as if Bob Hope had metamorphosed into Fred and Ginger and Burns and Allen. Except in this case, it’s Bette Midler and James Caan as Dixie Leonard and Eddie Sparks, who carry on their own war for 50 years while catching fire on stage. Read More

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