BootLeg Betty

Bette Midler [her reaction of Broadway audiences] I

Bette Midler [her reaction of Broadway audiences] I learned to accept the audience’s happiness for me,…

Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass ~ Delores Part 4

BetteBack February 13, 1975: Cher comes back – A TV Review

Appleton Post Crescent February 13, 1975 Once upon a time there lived a couple named Sonny…

Bette Midler on her Broadway debut in one-woman show “I’ll Eat You Last”

[Bette Midler on her Broadway debut in one-woman show “I’ll Eat You Last”] I’d never done…

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Night And Day

BetteBack February 12, 1975: Bette Midler Wants A Certain Someone To Tour With Her

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Bette Midler on “Misery”

[Bette Midler on “Misery”] I turned that down because I didn’t want to saw off someone’s…

Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass ~ Delores Part 3

BetteBack April 23, 1975: Vito Russo Interviews Bette Midler

The Advocate Exclusive Bette Midler Interview April 23, 1975 By Vito Russo NEW YORK, NY: Don’t…

Bette Midler on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway

[Bette Midler on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway] Sue even had a friend blowing…

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: One For My Baby – Johnny Carson Show

Bette Midler To Visit NBC’s Today Show Sunday August 6, 2017

Broadway World DVR Alert: Darren Criss to Perform; Bette Midler to Visit NBC’s TODAY by TV…

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1991 – For The Boys – Bette Midler Interview – Part 4

Bette, Martin, and Sophie: Late 80’s

As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to see you in a different light.

As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to…

Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass ~ Delores Part 3

In Depth: Ticket troubles

WNYT In Depth: Ticket troubles July 26, 2017 06:25 PM This summer, hundreds of us will…

Bette Midler on Susan Boyle

[Bette Midler on Susan Boyle] She is an act whose time has come. People love that…

Bette Midler – P.S. I Love You from For The Boys

The most destructive words a boy can hear are, ‘be a man’

Washington Times The most destructive words a boy can hear are, ‘be a man’ By Suzanne…

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Blast from the Past: The First Wives Club

New Times Blast from the Past: The First Wives Club BY RYAH COOLEY July 27, 2017…

1991 – For The Boys – Bette Midler Interview – Part 3

As Joan Crawford once said, “I’ll show ya a pair of Golden Globes!”.

As Joan Crawford once said, “I’ll show ya a pair of Golden Globes!”. – Bette Midler

Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass ~ Delores Part 2

Freak Show Is the Loud, Queer Coming of Age Story We’ve Been Waiting For (Out This November)

Out Magazine Freak Show Is the Loud, Queer Coming of Age Story We’ve Been Waiting For…

Bette Midler Jokingly Accusing Lady Gaga of stealing her Dolores DeLago routine]

[Bette Midler Jokingly Accusing Lady Gaga of stealing her Dolores DeLago routine] I’ve been doing singing…

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Bette Midler – Papa Loves Mambo from Jinxed

Gone, baby, gone: These 14 baby names are on the brink of extinction

Today Gone, baby, gone: These 14 baby names are on the brink of extinction By Allison…

1991 – For The Boys – Bette Midler Interview – Part 2

I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays.

“I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays. if it’s good enough for the righteous, it’s good enough for…

Bette Midler – Kiss My Brass ~ Delores DeLago Part 1

Hello, Broadway! Hartung debuts in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

The Sun Prairie Star Hello, Broadway! Hartung debuts in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By Meghan Chua Posted: Monday,…

“I’m not just vain, I’m ignorant. I’m vignorant!” – Bette Midler

“I’m not just vain, I’m ignorant. I’m vignorant!” – Bette Midler Related articles Bette Midler On…

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Perfect Isn’t Easy

Westboro author explores rituals for success in book ‘Psyched Up’

TELEGRAM Westboro author explores rituals for success in book ‘Psyched Up’ By Ann Connery Frantz, Correspondent…

Bette Midler – Soph Jokes – Kiss My Brass – 2004

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1991 – For The Boys – Bette Midler Interview – Part 1

Bette Midler On Desire: If somebody makes me laugh, I’m his slave for life.

Bette Midler On Desire: If somebody makes me laugh, I’m his slave for life. Related articles…

Bette Midler – Shiver Me Timbers – Kiss My Brass – 2004

Hello Dolly! Holding Strong, But Takes Box Office Hit When Midler Misses A Matinee Performance

Deadline Broadway Box Office: Brendon Urie Kicks ‘Kinky Boots’ To $1.4M; Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Up $207K by…

I thought I would be an actorrrr.

“I thought I would be an actorrrr. I thought I’d be Ethel Barrymore. I didn’t know…

Pretty Legs – Arsenio Hall Show – Bette Midler

Plumbing advice so good Bette Midler had to share it

Starts At 60 Plumbing advice so good Bette Midler had to share it July 25, 2017…

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Bette Midler And Oslyn Holder For Equal Rights (Buy T-Shirt)

I stand for #EqualRightsNow with Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes! Support the ERA Coalition and…

Bette Midler – VH1- For The Boys – Special – 1991

[on growing up in Hawaii]: We were very poor, it was a hard-scrabble childhood, not particularly happy.

[on growing up in Hawaii]: We were very poor, it was a hard-scrabble childhood, not particularly…

OPINION: Do straight people deserve to be classified as gay icons? Billboard declares Ariana Grande as the gay icon of her generation, but people are fuming

Gay Star News OPINION: Do straight people deserve to be classified as gay icons? by James…

My parents (mother Ruth a seamstress, father Fred a painter) were not encouraging. My father put everybody down.

My parents (mother Ruth a seamstress, father Fred a painter) were not encouraging. My father put…

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Waterfalls – Jimmy Fallon -2014

How to Get Tickets to Broadway’s Sold Out Shows!

Broadway World How to Get Tickets to Broadway’s Sold Out Shows! by BWW News Desk Jul.…

1991 – For The Boys Interview – Bette Midler – James Caan

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I’m an open-space person. I’m not a believer in sprawl. I don’t particularly care for postmodern architecture.

“I’m an open-space person. I’m not a believer in sprawl. I don’t particularly care for postmodern…

Bette Midler – Walk Right In – Kiss My Brass – 2004

6 Ways to Land Tickets to the Tony-Winning Revival of Hello, Dolly!

Playbill 6 Ways to Land Tickets to the Tony-Winning Revival of Hello, Dolly! BY RUTHIE FIERBERG…

I’m glad my daughter has been [university educated]. I sometimes think I should go back to school to learn French and music, but who would have me?” – Bette Midler

“I’m glad my daughter has been [university educated]. I sometimes think I should go back to…

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Leader Of The Pack – 1978

A Bootleg Betty Exclusive – The missing lyrics: “I Put My Hand In” from Hello, Dolly! For now, Bette’s extra verse can only be heard on Broadway

A Bootleg Betty Exclusive  The missing lyrics: “I Put My Hand In” from Hello, Dolly!  For…

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R.I.P. Beaches and Home Alone Star John Heard 1946-2017

Noise 11 R.I.P. Beaches and Home Alone Star John Heard 1946-2017 by PAUL CASHMERE on JULY 23, 2017 ...  Read…

1991 Bette Midler – For The Boys – Entertainment Tonight

Bette Midler – Hello Dolly! Doll by CyGuyDolls

Bette Midler – Hello Dolly! Doll by CyGuyDolls

“I’ve never been to a sex orgy in my entire life. Studio 54 was way worse than the baths.” – Bette Midler

“I’ve never been to a sex orgy in my entire life. Studio 54 was way worse…

Bette Midler – When A Man Loves A Woman – Kiss My Brass – 2004

HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut At Wednesday’s Matinee

Broadway World HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!\ by BWW…

I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I didn’t see that. Someone sent me a picture showing me in a 1930s costume with my hair pulled back and all these cute young men in bathrobes watching me.

“I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I…

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Rainbow Sleeve – Divine Madness

Trudie Styler Explains The Message Behind Her New Queer Teen Movie Featuring A Cameo By Bette Midler

Huffpost Trudie Styler Explains The Message Behind Her New Queer Teen Movie Featuring A Cameo By…

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Bette Midler – Scenes From A Mall Interview – Good Morning America

Thank God for the gays. I don’t know what would have happened but I know what did happen. Good for them and good for me. – Bette Midler

Thank God for the gays. I don’t know what would have happened but I know what…

Bette Midler – I Think It’s Going To Rain Today – Kiss My Brass

Kenny Ortega does not want a “Hocus Pocus” remake — because he has a better idea

Hello Giggles Kenny Ortega does not want a “Hocus Pocus” remake — because he has a…

I love Barbara Hershey and Lainie Kazan. I had no idea “Beaches” was an ‘uberweepie’! The nerve!

I love Barbara Hershey and Lainie Kazan. I had no idea “Beaches” was an ‘uberweepie’! The…

1994 – Roses’s Turn – The Emmy’s

Hello, Dolly! (Masterworks Broadway) Soundtrack

DC Metro Hello, Dolly! (Masterworks Broadway) by Steve Cohen on July 20, 2017 Taylor Trensch, Bette Midler,…

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60 Minutes Australia -1990 – Bette Midler – Stella Interview

I’m kind of healthy but have a little bit of arthritis, my eyes are a little shaky. I drank a little, I didn’t do drugs to any great extent.

I’m kind of healthy but have a little bit of arthritis, my eyes are a little…

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

The Hello Dolly Program Is Now Available In The Online Store (Also Other Merchandise, Too!)

FYI…the Hello Dolly!  program is now available on line…with other merch too! To Buy Merchandise: Click…

I want world peace. Please. Just for my sake, before I go. I also hope that Meryl Streep has the good taste to step aside and let the rest of us have a crack… but I know she won’t.

I want world peace. Please. Just for my sake, before I go. I also hope that…

Bette Midler – Comic Relief/Shiver Me Timbers – Divine Madness

Twitter Wants The ‘Hidden Figures’ Stars To Reboot ‘Hocus Pocus’ And We’re Here For It

Elite Daily Twitter Wants The ‘Hidden Figures’ Stars To Reboot ‘Hocus Pocus‘ And We’re Here For…

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Earth Day Special Clip – Bette Midler

[when asked by Parade magazine whether she will retire after her show in Las Vegas]

[when asked by Parade magazine whether she will retire after her show in Las Vegas] I…

Bette Midler – Tenderly – Kiss My Brass – 2004

BetteBack February 11, 1975: Bette Midler Slated For Big Broadway Return

Anderson Herald Bulletin February 11, 1975 20-20 News: Bette Midler is set for a “big Broadway…

You know, I wanted to leave you with the memory of the good beneath the gaudy, the saint beneath the paint, the pure little soul that lurks beneath this lurid exterior… but then again I figured: Fuck’EM IF THEY CAN’T TAKE A JOKE!

“You know, I wanted to leave you with the memory of the good beneath the gaudy,…

Bette Midler – Hey There – Kiss My Brass – 2004

Sentimental Journey – Bette Midler

BetteBack February 8, 1975: What To Expect On The Cher Special

Hillsdale Daily News February 8, 1975 Music: Elton John sings hit version of the Beatle’s song…

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Interview – Fat As I Am – Skylark – Bette Midler – Johnny Carson

Bette Midler – Hey There – Kiss My Brass – 2004

I think that it’s a celebration – that it’s an examination, on a very superficial level, of things that are bad in life. Things that are hard to deal with — but mostly it’s a celebration of the things that are wonderful in life: toe-tapping music; flinging your body about and not caring where it lands and being physically irresponsible.

“I think that it’s a celebration – that it’s an examination, on a very superficial level,…

Broadway’s $2.8M Bump? Bette, Back, Begets Big B.O. Bang

Deadline Hollywood Broadway’s $2.8M Bump? Bette, Back, Begets Big B.O. Bang by Jeremy Gerard July 17, 2017 8:16pm…

I love to work. I love the idea of putting a show together, and I love the idea of putting musical numbers together – and putting commentary together and character.

“I love to work. I love the idea of putting a show together, and I love…

Somewhere Along The Way – Bette Midler

Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Variety Broadway Box Office: Bette Midler Brings $1.5 Million Back to ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By Gordon Cox…

1983 – Johnny Carson – Saga – No Frills – Bette Midler

How the album got it’s name: “One morning I was alone in my beach house making coffee and I heard someone outside the door shouting ‘Bathhouse Betty! Bathhouse Betty!

How the album got it’s name: “One morning I was alone in my beach house making…

Bette Midler – Rush Limbaugh – Kiss My Brass – 2004

BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

San Mateo Times February 6, 1975 There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his…

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” I’ve always said what other people were afraid to say, and always in the shortest, tightest skirt possible.” – Bette Midler

” I’ve always said what other people were afraid to say, and always in the shortest,…

Bette Midler – Stay With Me – Divine Madness

40 years later, Bette Midler’s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study

Out And About Nashville 40 years later, Bette Midler‘s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study…

Outfest Closes With Freak Show Starring Bette Midler and Laverne Cox

Big Gay Picture Show Outfest Closes With Freak Show Starring Bette Midler and Laverne Cox July…

Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar Mom

Little Things Bette Midler’s Daughter Sophie Is All Grown Up, And Looks Exactly Like Her Superstar…

Soph: Tits And Bras

Bette Midler – Nobody Else But You – Friends – Kiss My Brass – 2004

“Work is a process of finding out who you are, once you do you can lie down.” – Bette Midler

“Work is a process of finding out who you are, once you do you can lie…

Bette Midler & Ben Platt Rock Broadway

Outward Bette Midler & Ben Platt Rock Broadway by Chris Narloch July 15, 2017 The 2017…

Stuff Like That There -Bette Midler – Johnny Carson

“I LOVE the idea of being a wild woman, but I don’t really want to be one. I think about the consequences. I’m not big on consequences.” – Bette Midler

“I LOVE the idea of being a wild woman, but I don’t really want to be…

Tony Awards 2017 frustration: Acting winners mostly gone only a month after awards show

Gold Derby Tony Awards 2017 frustration: Acting winners mostly gone only a month after awards show…

This Day In History: Hocus Pocus Released July 16, 1993

This Day In History: Hocus Pocus Released July 16, 1993