BetteBack October 20, 1974: Rex Reed On Bette Midler

Independent Press Telegram
October 20, 1974


Rex Reed has had his share of difficult and embarrasing interviews. Some he has detailed in his newest book, People Are Crazy Here (Delacorte Press, $7.95). His most hostile subject was George Sanders. “Imagine being called to interview someone who doesn’t want to be interviewed, who hates you for infringing on his time and who is lying in bed fully clothed in a suit, threatening you the whole time with a cane!” Then there was Bette Midler, whom Rex would just as soon forget. “She sat on the toilet while I interviewed her. I tried to act big about the whole thing, look away and say, ‘Now, my next question is . .. ‘

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