Monthly Archives: October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Bette Midler – I Put A Spell On You – Happy Halloween!

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BetteBack June 9, 1997: Bette Midler Hits The Ruby Wax Show

Daily Herald Suburban
June 9, 1997

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“The Ruby Wax Show” has a distinctly British feel. It’s a lark, as Wax compares breasts with Pamela Anderson Lee, climbs into bed with Goldie Hawn and goes shopping with Bette Midler. But the thing that makes it work — both here and abroad — is Wax’s Midwestern straightforwardness, which must seem as exotic to U.K.viewers as “Cracker” is to us.

Wax holds up one of Lee’s skimpy T-shirts and says with disbelief, “Now, you don’t have a 4-year-old child. This is for your body.” She discusses childbirth with Hawn, saying, “I never forgave my children for not knowing where the exit was.” She compares struggling actor jobs with Midler and talks about being a waitress at the Evanston Holiday Inn. Read More

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Bette Midler On The Box Office Failure Of For The Boys:

Bette Midler On The Box Office Failure Of For The Boys: “The public was completely ready for it, they just didn’t come to see it. They had other things to do! They were barbecuing that weekend. … They couldn’t get away.” (1993)

Image may contain: 1 person , closeup and indoor “White males, boy…” BetteBack November 27, 1973: Bette Midler Gets A Standing Ovation BetteBack September 19, 1991: For The Boys – one of the few relatively fresh ideas on the fall agenda

BetteBack February 7, 1991: Bette Midler Always Puts Meaning Into A Song Read More

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2016 – Bette Midler – Marc Jacobs Ad

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BetteBack January 23, 1974: Divine Raunch

Fort Worth Daily Skiff
January 23, 1974

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It is no news to most people that Bette Midler, the five-foot-high selfannounced queen of the truly tacky people, has come out with her second album. What may surprise those people who are not followers of the Divine Miss M though, is how fine this album really is.

Last year when Bette came to Dallas in concert, not many straights had heard about her. The audience looked at least 50 per cent gay and at least 35 per cent more camp. A person committed a definite faux pas if he arrived in jeans. Read More

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Bette Midler On Moving Past For The Boys To Hocus Pocus:

Bette Midler On Moving Past For The Boys To Hocus Pocus: “I’m not disappointed anymore. Because, you know, I saw my box-office grosses, and I’m just swimming along. Yes, I have a new hit — so f— the past! I don’t have to think about For The Boys anymore, so there!” (1993)

Image may contain: 1 person , people smiling , outdoor BetteBack July 6, 1993: Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered Bette (Interview) Hocus Pocus Sequel Happening? Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Naijimy Back Bette Midler: We’re In!

Divine Intervention Review: Bette Midler’s concert at Madison Square Garden was exquisite (NYC) Read More

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Bette Midler – Chapel Of Love – Kiss My Brass – 2004

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This is Hulaween: Bette Midler Hosts Her 21st Annual Bash in New York City

Vogue
This is Hulaween: Bette Midler Hosts Her 21st Annual Bash in New York City
OCTOBER 30, 2016 7:31 PM
by MARIA WARD

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The ultimate Halloween revival has already happened. On Friday night, Bette Midler hosted her 21st annual Hulaween bash in New York, and suffice it to say, the gathering set the bar well in advance of the official holiday proceedings. The legendary EGOT-winning actress arrived to the (supposedly haunted) Waldorf Astoria wearing the most bewitching of party garb in an ode to her character, Winifred Sanderson, from 1993’s Hocus Pocus. “Don’t tell her it’s my idea, but we need Hocus Pocus 2,” joked Kathy Griffin. The Mistress of Ceremonies was dressed in a decidedly couture take on the Snapchat deer filter costume. “What’s funny is, I’m in Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, a Dolce & Gabbana tux, and a cardboard cutout of a Snapchat filter,” Griffin said. “But for Bette, it’s a small price to pay.”  Read More

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Bette Midler new interview: ‘I was the biggest coward in the world’

The Telegraph
Bette Midler interview: ‘I was the biggest coward in the world’
By Paul Sexton
30 OCTOBER 2016 • 12:39PM

Bette Midler in New York 

The Grammy-winning singer and actress tells Paul Sexton about her accidental, taboo-busting journey from Hawaii to Hollywood

It’s hard to believe that Bette Midler isn’t a native New Yorker. She manages to combine a chutzpah and a Manhattan-style savviness that not everyone born to a seamstress and a house painter in Honolulu could manage.

But the entertainer has been living in the city for more than 50 years and her intimate relationship with its cultural evolution is once again in sharp relief, thanks to a new production of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway and a remastering of The Divine Miss M, the 1972 album which made her name. Read More

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Bette Midler During The Filming Of Divine Madness:

Bette Midler During The Filming Of Divine Madness: “I’m just running off at the mouth up here. We’re gonna call this film ‘Jaws III.” (1980)

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