Daily Archives: July 14, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

“I like art and I like work. And the whole thrust of my life has been toward those two things, with romance and family and friends and all other human contact simply tributaries of what is the great stream of my life: my work.” – Bette Midler

“I like art and I like work. And the whole thrust of my life has been toward those two things, with romance and family and friends and all other human contact simply tributaries of what is the great stream of my life: my work.” – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler – I’m Sorry – Kiss My Brass – 2004

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BetteBack February 4, 1975: Continental Baths Catch On Fire

Gastonia Gazette
February 4, 1975

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Frozen Fruits – Hundreds of towel clutching gay men fled into the frosty streets of New York City’s Upper West Side_when the famed nightclub and spa, The Continental Baths, caught fire in the dim morning hours of January 16th.

Damage to the weird nightspot, ‘which launched the career of Bette Midler a few years back, was estimated at between $100,000 and $200,000 Police said some 250 patrons were flushed out of the Baths into 27 degree weather and an additional 300 persons were evacuated from the Ansonia Hotel, where the Baths are located. Read More

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My whole life had been spent waiting for an epiphany, a manifestation of God’s presence, the kind of transcendent, magical experience that lets you see your place in the big picture.

“My whole life had been spent waiting for an epiphany, a manifestation of God’s presence, the kind of transcendent, magical experience that lets you see your place in the big picture. And that is what I had with my first compost heap.” ~Bette Midler

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Superstar – Burt Bacharach Special – February 25, 1973

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Bette Midler Takes ‘Hello, Dolly!’ to New Heights

Jewish Link
Bette Midler Takes ‘Hello, Dolly!’ to New Heights
By Barbara Wind | July 13, 2017

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Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Barbra Streisand … and now, Bette Midler. Not traditional American beauties, these Jewish self-made powerhouses project a magnetically endearing combination of warmth, humor and respectable sex appeal. They were born and raised in far less than comfortable circumstances. Through their talents, hard work and persistence, they achieved fame, fortune and admiration from fans all over the world. It is Bette Midler, however, who is probably the most beloved of these Jewish stars. The excitement she creates is palpable. She is a showstopper even before she opens her mouth to sing. In “Hello, Dolly!” adoring audiences rise to their feet to cheer and applaud. Such is her charisma. Read More

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Ready For My Close Up!

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