Daily Archives: November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bette Midler backstage with John Stamos at Hello Dolly!!!

Bette Midler backstage with John Stamos at Hello Dolly!!!

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Bette Midler and Toni Basil at the premiere of the Beast Of Burden video

Bette Midler and Toni Basil at the premiere of the Beast Of Burden video. Ms. Basil choreographed it and was later nominated for Best Choreographed Video at the MTV Video Music Awards

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Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty – 1989 – Beaches Interview – The Today Show

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Bette Midler on Past Drug Use

Bette Midler on Past Drug Use: “Drugs? I have a paranoid thing about them. I go to that black place when I’m high. I’m okay on the hallucinogens. Not acid, I had a real bad time on acid once. I had a boyfriend leave me” (The Milwaukee Journal - Dec 2, 1979) – Bette Midler

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Rainbow Sleeve – Divine Madness – Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty

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BetteBack April 1, 1975: Review Of Preview Of “Clams On The Half Shell Revue” Before NYC

The Evening Bulletin
April 1, 1975
By Matt Mansker

Broadway ought to be girding for the pearl of its season, for Bette Midler‘s “Clams On The Half Shell Revue” will open there later this month to the certain bedazzlement of La Big Apple. The show, which began a preview run of a week last night at the Erlanger, [in Philadelphia] is a delicious concoction – lavish and brilliantly mounted; rich in atmosphere and antic uplift; here uproarious, there haunting.

The crux of the magic is that “Clams On The Half Shell” places Bette Midler, on the boards again after a year’s layoff, in an ideal theatrical environment, one which beautifully underscores her camp-kitsch aura while drawing out the superb substance of her talents as a singer and comedian. If anything, Miss M is a stronger performer than before, having stylized herself to a point where she radiates a full-blown identity without having to resort to any frantic oversell, although the smooth direction and chorography of Joe Layton must be acknowledged. Read More

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Bette Midler On Biting While Drinking

Bette Midler On Biting While Drinking: “It’s really embarrassing when people see me and I’m looped. I bite people. Not friendly. Rabies time. Once I bit a guy’s glasses. A good friend. I said ‘Gimme your glasses.’ And I tried to eat them. I’m a disgusting drunk.” (The Milwaukee Journal Dec 2, 1979) – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler – Up The Ladder To The Roof – Live At Last – 1976

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BetteBack March 10, 1975: Why Did Bette Midler Drop Out Of Sight?

Lima News
March 10, 1975

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Q: Didn’t Bette Midler drop out of sight for awhile ? Who got her back to work? — H.P., N.Y., N.Y.

A: Yes, she did drop out because she got scared. She felt her voice had lost its unique quality and she feared she might not get it back to its proper timbre. But her agents finally convinced Bette she had to end her year’s hiatus. So she started with that Cher guest spot on TV. is set to work again on Broadway and do a tour, plus a recent press conference and lots of publicity. Phil Greenwald, the Sol Hurok of the Catskills, is negotiating to bring the Divine Miss M. to the Concord Hotel. Read More

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1970 – Bette Midler – Remember My Forgotten Man..

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