Monthly Archives: November 2018

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Post From Mister D About Bootleg Betty – Please Read

I’m Still Here Dammit! – Mister D

Bette Midler Headshot at Microphone - A Post From Mister D About Bootleg Betty - Please Read

Hi Betteheads!

My name is Don or Mister D (for the old-timers). I’ve been running this site, Bootleg Betty, almost daily since October 9, 2002, and I feel I still have so much to do. I’d like to thank Nicola for taking the reigns of the Facebook Page. It’s good to know that there’s always something going on.

Anyway, I just wanted to apologize for going AWOL for awhile. I think I’ve only done that once before. No, I/m not going to slow it down. No, I’m not ready to retire, although it may be I might want to start looking for help to finish this project before I die. It’s just gotten too big for one person to undertake. Personally, I don’t think it will ever be finished. There’s so many things missing and you can always find more information than you thought, plus new ideas pop in your head constantly. Well, maybe not for you LOL, but it does for me. Read More

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Video: He’s A Tramp – Bette Midler – From The Peggy Lee Songbook

Bette Midler Jinxed Collage

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Martin Scorsese Honored at Chanel’s MoMA Film Benefit Awesome Guest List.

Vogue
Martin Scorsese Honored at Chanel’s MoMA Film Benefit Awesome Guest List.
NOVEMBER 20, 2018
By CHLOE MALLE
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Bette Midler and Robert De Niro at Moma 2018
Bette Midler and Robert De Niro at Moma 2018

“Marty Scorsese is not Picasso,” proclaimed Robert De Niro from the podium of MoMA’s underground theater at the museum’s 11th annual Film Benefit honoring the beloved director. “Picasso only needed one frame for Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, Marty needed 2,000 frames for ‘Le Loup de Wall Street.’ ” Six floors below Picasso’s most famous painting the audience tittered. The almost hour-long homage to the septuagenarian director included ghosts of Scorsese past, present, and future, with speeches and video clips from actors whose careers were, and continue to be, made by the director.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Mr. Goldstone From “Gypsy”

Bette Midler - Mr. Goldstone From "Gypsy"


Awards and nominations

Midler won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. Gibb was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the production was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film.

The film was nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Midler, and won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction (Michael Rafter). Read More

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On this day in history, Bette Midler released the album, “Broken Blossom” November 17, 1977.

On This Day In History: Broken Blossom – Bette Midler – Album Was Released Nov 17, 1977

Bette Midler - Broken Blossom

Mister D: What are ya’lls favorite songs from this album? Anybody remember when you first bought it? What was your first reaction to hearing it?

On this day in history, Bette Midler released the album, “Broken Blossom” November 17, 1977.

Broken Blossom is the fourth studio album by American singer Bette Midler, her second album release in 1977 and her fifth on the Atlantic Records label. Just as Midler’s three previous studio albums 

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Diva Las Vegas

Bette Midler - Diva Las Vegas

Awards
Won 2 Primetime Emmy Awards. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations

  • 1998
    American Comedy Awards, USA
    Won, American Comedy Award
    Funniest Female Performer in a TV Special (Leading or Supporting) Network, Cable or Syndication
    Bette Midler
  • 1997
    Awards Circuit Community Awards
    Won, ACCA
    Best Documentary Feature
  • 1997
    Primetime Emmy Awards
    Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
    Bill Brigode (co-producer), Bette Midler (executive producer), Douglas C. Forbes (co-producer), Marty Callner (producer), Randall Gladstein (co-producer), Bonnie Bruckheimer (executive producer)
  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Editing for a Miniseries or a Special – Multi-Camera Production
    Jeff U’ren (editor), Troy Okoniewski (editor)
  • Won, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program
    Bette Midler (performer)
  • Won, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Lighting Direction (Electronic) for a Drama Series, Variety Series, Miniseries or a Special
    Allen Branton (lighting designer), Peter Morse (lighting designer)
  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Music Direction
    Bobby Lyle (music director)
  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Costume Design for a Variety or Music Program
    Robert De Mora (costume designer)
  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Special
    Robert Ramos (hairstylist)
  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special
    Don Worsham (production/re-recording mixer), Kooster McAlister (production mixer)
  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program
    Robert De Mora (production designer)
  • Nominated, Primetime Emmy
    Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program
    Marty Callner (director)

    Source: IMDB Pro

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    Old #FLOTITS! I’m Laughing Bette Midler – This Reminds Me Of The Good Old Days And The Past 50 Years You’ve Been Talking About Tits!

    New York Post
    Bette Midler slammed for calling Melania Trump ‘FLOTITS’
    By Yaron Steinbuch
    November 16, 2018

    Mister D: Personally, I’ve been keeping myself out of the fray as far as name-calling. In fact, I’ve been doubling down on the Democrats, because they have to get better. We cannot afford  to keep revoting the same people in who are not working for us, but the 1%. They are both corrupt and evil parties in their own way. We need desperately to get corporate money out and let campaigns become grassroots like they used to be. Almost every politician is a sell out and that includes Obama and Hillary.

    But what kills me is all the name-calling from each side who think they have the moral high ground. And frankly, neither party does. Everything has been exposed since Trump ran and got into office. Presidents, First Ladies, GOP, DNC, MSM. It truly is a goldmine of farce and propaganda. Some of us are really waking up, but it’s taking the masses quite awhile to catch up. You don’t have to be intelligent to see it, you just have to be open and aware. It’s like Bernie Sanders said, research everything, even what I say. You do that, then watch TV news and you’ll see how much of the truth is edited out by all. Read More

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    Carmen Ruby Floyd, Bette’s Understudy in Hello Dolly!, Will Play At The Historic Birdland Jazz Club

    WKBW Buffalo
    Carmen Ruby Floyd, Bette’s Understudy in Hello Dolly!, Will Play At The Historic Birdland Jazz Club
    By Ashley Rowe
    Nov 14, 2018

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    Carmen Ruby Floyd, Bette’s Understudy in Hello Dolly!, Will Play At The Historic Birdland Jazz Club

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – On November 16, a Buffalo native will be performing at the historic Birdland Jazz Club in New York City – a venue where Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Marilyn Monroe once frequented.

    Carmen Ruby Floyd has been rehearsing for weeks for her headlining act. It’s an important show for her, as this will be her first solo gig since ending her run in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway. Floyd was the understudy for the legendary Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters in the role of Dolly Levi. Read More

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    Thursday, November 15, 2018

    Bette Midler’s NYRP: The hidden power of community gardens (very interesting too)

    The Architects Newspaper
    The hidden power of community gardens
    By SUSANNAH DRAKE
    November 13, 2018

    Bette Midler and Executive Director Deborah Marton
    Bette Midler and Executive Director Deborah Marton

    As a follow-up to my conversation with Commissioner Silver, I contacted Deborah Marton to speak with her about the New York Restoration Project’s work with under-served communities in New York. The group’s mission states:

    New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is a non-profit organization driven by the conviction that all New Yorkers deserve beautiful, high-quality public space within ready walking distance of their homes. Since our founding in 1995 by Bette Midler, NYRP has planted trees, renovated gardens, restored parks, and transformed open space for communities throughout New York City’s five boroughs. As New York’s only citywide conservancy, we bring private resources to spaces that lack adequate municipal support, fortifying the City’s aging infrastructure and creating a healthier environment for those who live in the most densely populated and least green neighborhoods. Read More

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018

    Audio Auction: Bette Midler LIVE 1972 NYC club concert reel-to-reel tape unheard ONE-OF-A-KIND! (Take A Listen)

    Bette Midler - Rare Tracks Auctioned Off On Ebay

    From Wild Honey Records: Click Here

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    Hiding in an unmarked tape box for over 40 years, here we have an entire, never-before-heard 1972 performance by Bette Midler! This in-house stereo recording was made by Continental Baths deejay Don Fendley in early 1972 (most likely on January 15th).

    This 77-minute show was recorded straight through (no edits or interruptions) using at least two onstage microphones, which were likely fed into the DJ booth.

    This is Miss M. captured during one of The Baths’ famed Saturday night cabaret shows — and as this historic recording documents, she keeps the audience right in the palm of her hand! Bette proudly introduces her excellent backing band (Michael Federal, Kevin Ellman, Lee Gurst and Barry Manilow), teases club owner Steve Ostrow and praises The Baths toward the end of the show. The evening concludes with a final announcement by the MC: “We ask that the ladies — as soon as they can get themselves together — please leave and we can turn The Baths back to us boys and then we’ll have our disco!” Read More

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