Tucson Daily Citizen
July 27, 1974
Q: What’s this about Bette Midler making her film debut as the Virgin Mary?
A: lt’s a three-year old, jazzed-up home-movie spoof titled “The Divine Mr. J” that emerged from the can only when the Divine Miss M emerged from obscurity. “We turned down a Mike Nichols film, for Heaven’s sake,” says her manager. “Now this piece of (vulgarity deleted)Â comes out.”