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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

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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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Video: MARTHA (Tom Waits) by Sam Harris as “Tom Frost” (Bette Midler’s version included along with a snippet of Rolling Stone talking about the performance.)

Sam Harris sings Martha

Mister D: I just love the way Sam Harris covers songs associated with Bette Midler. You can  tell he is very influenced by her. And it shows.

MARTHA
Music & Lyrics, Tom Waits

Operator, number please, it’s been so many years
Will she remember my old voice while I fight the tears
Hello, hello there, is this Martha, this is old Tom Frost
And I am calling long distance, don’t worry ’bout the cost
Cause it’s been forty years or more, now Martha please recall
Meet me out for coffee, where we’ll talk about it all

And those were the days of roses, of poetry and prose
And Martha all I had was you and all you had was me
There was no tomorrows, we packed away our sorrows
And we saved them for a rainy day

And I feel so much older now, and you’re much older too
How’s your husband, and how’s your kids,
you know that I got married too
Lucky that you found someone to make you feel secure
Cause we were all so young and foolish, now we are mature

And those were the days of roses, of poetry and prose
And Martha all I had was you and all you had was me
There was no tomorrows, we packed away our sorrows
And we saved them for a rainy day

And I was always so impulsive, I guess that I still am
And all that really mattered then was that I was a man
I guess that our being together was never meant to be
And Martha, Martha, I love you, can’t you see

And those were the days of roses, of poetry and prose
And Martha all I had was you and all you had was me
There was no tomorrows, we packed away our sorrows
And we saved them for a rainy day

And I remember quiet evenings, trembling close to you

Written by: Tom Waits
Published by: Fifth Floor Music Inc. (ASCAP), ©1973
Official album release: “Closing Time”


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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Auction: Bette Midler Items will be auctioned off in Julien’s Bob Mackie Collection November 17, 2018 (Photos Included)

The Bob Mackie Collection

Auction: Bette Midler Items will be auctioned off in Julien’s Bob Mackie Collection November 17, 2018

JOIN JULIEN’S AUCTIONS AS WE CELEBRATE THE TIMELESS GLAMOUR AND INIMITABLE STYLE AND GENIUS OF LEGENDARY FASHION AND COSTUME DESIGNER BOB MACKIE IN PROPERTY FROM COLLECTION OF BOB MACKIE. THIS FASHION AUCTION EVENT OF THE SEASON FEATURING OVER 200 CREATIONS FROM THE RENOWNED DESIGNER WILL TAKE PLACE MID–NOVEMBER 2018 IN A LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION AT JULIENSLIVE.COM

 Cher. Carol Burnett. Diana Ross. Bette Midler. Raquel Welch. These are just some of the entertainment icons and muses Bob Mackie has designed for and whose legendary designs have captured the public imagination and made headlines around the world. Highlights of this one–of–a–kind fashion event will feature Carol Burnett’s colorful costumes worn on The Carol Burnett Show including a pair of costumes worn by Burnett and Joel Grey in a “Commedia Dell’Arte” skit with Grey and Burnett as Punch and Judy dolls (estimate: $2000–$4000); a coral jersey gown and embellished bolero worn on the show by Burnett (estimate: $1,000–$2,000) and a colorful custom-made crepon gown worn by Burnett to The People’s Choice Awards in 1977 (estimate: $2000–$4000). The sale will also include several of Cher’s most iconic, headline-making ensembles worn in the 1970s including her 1974 Academy Awards custom made hand painted silk ensemble comprised of a cape, a bandeau top with scarf and a low waisted layered skirt (estimate: $4,000–$6,000); a spaghetti strapped jersey gown worn on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (estimate: $3,000–$5,000); a marigold jersey jumpsuit worn while performing “Everyday People” with Sonny on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (estimate: $3,000–$5,000); a large Mother Goose costume worn by Cher in a skit with Bette Midler on The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour and more.  In a testament to Bob Mackie’s continued fashion legacy, the auction will also feature a petal pink satin gown worn by Julia Louis–Dreyfus to the 1998 Emmy Awards (estimate: $3,000–$5,000); Raquel Welch’s figure-hugging nude jersey gown embellished with topaz and white faceted glass and rows of gold bugle beads worn on the Cher Show (estimate: $3,000–$5,000); and a black custom-made gown worn by Lauren Bacall in 1970 in the Broadway show Applause and to the 24th Annual Tony Awards where she won for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in the Musical Applause (estimate: $3,000–$5,000). Read More

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Audio: Bette Midler – Steal Away Again – Written By Bette Midler, Carole Bayer Sager, and Bruce Roberts (Demo)

Bette Midler - Steal Away Again
Bette Midler – Steal Away Again – Written By Bette Midler, Carole Bayer Sager, and Bruce Roberts (Demo)

Steal Away Again
(Carole Bayer Sager/Bruce Roberts/Bette Midler)

Baby won't you come and take me by my hand
Won't you come and take me for a ride
We almost got to Disneyland one night
It was abandoned in the light
And then the wind blew in Whisperin"
Some folks are not meant to win
Tell me how would you like it
Say would you like it
Close your eyes and maybe we could roll away again
Tell me how would you like it
Say would you like it
If you and I were crazy we would
Steal away again

Baby won't you come and take me to the sea
Well find ourselves a ship that is heaven bound
We almost sailed away one pearly dawn
But in the light of early morning
Ooo the wind blew in Whisperin
Some folks ore not meant to win

Tell, me how would you like it
Say would you like it
Close your eyes and maybe we could roll away again
How would you like it
Say would you like it
If you and I were dumb enough
We would steal away again Read More

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Sarah Jessica Parker Reacts To ‘Hocus Pocus’ Co-Star Bette Midler Calling Her A ‘Girl In The Back’

ET Canada
Sarah Jessica Parker Reacts To ‘Hocus Pocus’ Co-Star Bette Midler Calling Her A ‘Girl In The Back’
By Martin Holmes
November 9, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Toni Basil backstage at Kiss My Brass
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Toni Basil backstage at Kiss My Brass

Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t mind being one of Bette Midler’s “girls.”

The 53-year-old “Sex and the City” star visited “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Thursday night, where she was asked about Bette Midler’s recent comments to ET about their time together on “Hocus Pocus”.

At the time, Midler was gushing about rewatching the Halloween classic 20 years later, telling ET, “I had forgotten how good it was and how good everybody was, I mean, everybody. I mean, I didn’t realize what was going on behind me. Those girls were carrying on something terrible, and the kids were great.” Read More

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Video: MURPHY BROWN S1 • E9 A Lifetime of Achievement (With Bette Midler)

I’m happy to report that this week’s Murphy Brown offers another half-hour of sweet respite from what’s passing for our shared reality these days — and only partly because current events take a back seat to the storyline. Or, as Murphy puts it after wrapping up another Murphy in the Morning with the news that Jim Dial is going to receive the Lionel P. Humboldt Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism, “Let’s end this broadcast before any breaking news harshes our mellow.” Read More

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ticket Information For The Billy Crystal Roast Into The Friar’s Club – Bette Will Be A Roaster!

Bette Midler To Attend The Billy Crystal Roast

Friars Club presents

Entertainment Icon Award honoring

BILLY CRYSTAL

November 12, 2018

6:00pm

Zigfeld Ballroom, NYC

Scheduled to attend:

Academy Award Winner ROBERT DENIRO

MEG RYAN

Golden Globe Winner BETTE MIDLER

ROB REINER

JIMMY FALLON

JOSH GAD

BOB COSTAS

& More…

Funnyman Billy Crystal will be honored with the Friars’ Club Entertainment Icon Award on Nov. 12. The “Mr. Saturday Night” star is the eighth person in the club’s 114-year history to receive the tribute.Crystal joins club members Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise and Tony Bennett as Entertainment Icon Award winners. Read More

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Video: Bette Midler – I Look Good! – Diva Las Vegas – Turns Out Bette Midler Just Rewrote Lyrics To Another Song (See And Hear What It Is)

Video: Bette Midler – I Look Good! – Diva Las Vegas – Turns Out Bette Midler Just Rewrote Lyrics To Another Song (See And Hear What It Is)

Bette Midler - Diva Las Vegas

Video: Bette Midler – I Look Good! – Diva Las Vegas

Mister D: I’m trying some new things FB is offering (Oy!) One thing is there is a poll at the end of the video where you rate it. I did it on the fly, so if you have some ideas of how to name the options, make a comment. I’d like to see which vids are like the best so I can show them more. Once the video starts, hover your pointer over the video and a symbol will come up that let’s you vote at anytime. That only works if you enlarge the video, otherwise the poll should come up at the end. If you’ve never seen the vid before, wait til the end to vote. Or this might just not work…lol….of course, it’s me, Don, Mister D, The Gay Pundit Read More

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Beastie Boys Audiobook Is Out With A Stellar Guest List To Tell Their Story, Including Bette Midler

Beastie Boys Audiobook
The Beastie Boys

Mister D: For 15 years I managed record stores, and during that time the Beastie Boys were huge. I wasn’t very much into rap ever, but my employees were and one thing you could guarantee…on any given day The Beastie Boys and Bette Midler would be playing. They were a group that got better and better with each new album and making end of the year Best Music lists. Somehow, I can’t see many of you listening to their records nor Bette Midler telling their story, but you’re missing out. I was really ecstatic that Bette was participating in this. I need to contact some of my old employees. They’d get a kick out of this. Read More

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Herbie leaves Rose – Gypsy (1993) HD + Small World Redux – Video

Herbie leaves Rose - Gypsy (1993) HD + Small Word Redux

SMALL WORLD - Bette Midler From the Broadway Musical "Gypsy" (1959) (Music: Jule Styne / Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim)

Funny, you're a stranger who's come here Come from another town Funny, I'm a stranger myself here Small world, isn't it? Funny, you're a girl who goes trav'lin' Rather than settlin' down Funny, 'cause I'd love to go trav'lin' Small world, isn't it? We have so much in common It's a phenomenon We could pool our resources By joining forces from now on Lucky, you're a girl who likes children That's an important sign Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine (bridge) Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine
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