August 28, 1973
Q: Where’s that divine Bette Midler these days? I saw her on TV a few times, but nothing new lately.–P.W., Savannah
A: The divine Miss M. sings the theme song “Friends” in the new hit film, “The Last of Sheila.” She is busy now making an album with material ranging from “Higher to Higher” to “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”
Three ABC–TV specials are scheduled beginning next March. Midler is also preparing for u 30-stop tour opening at the Mississippi River Festival in Edwardsville, III., on August 28 amd ending in Philadelphia on Nov. 28.
Bette is struggling over which direction her career should take. She doesn’t want to be a “freak attraction.”