Anderson Herald Bulletin
September 5, 1994
â€œLas Vegas, Las Vegas, what has happened.” she said Sunday night during one of her two sold out performances at the MGM Grand Arena. â€œI got respectable and so did you. With pirate battles, jousters and volcanoes, the poor hookers have to dress up like Barney to get any attention.â€
“I worry about Lisa Marie Presley.â€ she said, referring to Presleyâ€™s recent marriage to pop star Michael Jackson. â€œI donâ€™t think she understands why they call it (Jacksonâ€™s California ranch) Neverland.â€
After a ballad she told the audience.
“I wish I d brought my carpet. like the other Jewish girl.â€™â€™ The dig referred to Streisand, who performed at the MGM Grand Arena with two New Yearâ€™s weekend concerts. There were reports she used carpeting to enhance the acoustics at the Grand and other venues on her concert tour.
As for herself. Midler referred to her recording career as “the scud missile of show business.”