BootLeg Betty

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…

Ready For My Close Up!

” 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

Ready For My Close Up!

“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…

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

BetteBack February 4, 1975: Continental Baths Catch On Fire

Gastonia Gazette February 4, 1975 Frozen Fruits – Hundreds of towel clutching gay men fled into…

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…

Superstar – Burt Bacharach Special – February 25, 1973

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

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

Ready For My Close Up!

Welcome Back To Broadway Bette!

Everybody should know Bette Midler returned to Broadway last night in Hello Dolly! after a two…

Judge Judy – Kiss My Brass

Listening to the Best (and Worst) of Broadway

New York Times Listening to the Best (and Worst) of Broadway By JESSE GREEN JULY 12,…

“My specialty is to make people laugh really, really hard and -then turn around and make them cry. That’s what I do.” – Bette Midler

“My specialty is to make people laugh really, really hard and -then turn around and make…

To Deserve You – VH1 Honors -1995

When You Switch Up on a (Broadway) Star

New York Times When You Switch Up on a (Broadway) Star By BEN BRANTLEY and JESSE…

Ready For My Close Up!

Bette Midler – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Kiss My Brass – 2004

“I’m pretty gutsy, but I’m intimidated by tremendous accomplishment… and by people who are very tall” – Bette Midler

“I’m pretty gutsy, but I’m intimidated by tremendous accomplishment… and by people who are very tall”…

1980 – Barbara Walters – Bette Midler

BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

Garden City Telegram January 24, 1975 Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot…

Ready For My Close Up!

“Live like every day is your last, work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like nobody’s watching.” – Bette Midler

“Live like every day is your last, work like you don’t need the money, love like…

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler – CHF Benefit -June 2011

TLC Talks “Waterfalls” And Bette Midler

Pride Source TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli Talk ‘Crunk’ Queer Fans, Being Lesbian-Chased, Gay Sex Lessons and…

“Shut That Crap Off!”: Why Awards Show Acceptance Speeches Suck . . . and Some Ideas for the Tony Awards

HuffPost “Shut That Crap Off!”: Why Awards Show Acceptance Speeches Suck . . . and Some…

“I’m as confident as Cleopatra’s pussy.” — Bette Midler

“I’m as confident as Cleopatra’s pussy.” — Bette Midler