Anderson Herald Bulletin
January 11, 1974
FLASH! WHO IS DISILLUSIONED BY FAME? Bette Midler, the new record and performing sensation, is reportedly so exhausted by her rise to the top that she says, â€œ I did 150 cities in eleven minutes,â€ and canceled everything after January I, including three TV shows. She is even threatening to retire from show biz, saying wearily, â€œ I always said Iâ€™d quit if it stopped being fun.â€ Bette will take a REST, but as for her threats to stop singing â€” well, she tries out new material each night and that doesnâ€™t sound like quitting to us.