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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Video: 3xSTELLA – a videographic comparison of the final scenes of three cinematic adaptations of Olive Higgins Prouty’s 1922 novel STELLA DALLAS

3xSTELLA from Catherine Grant on Vimeo.

The above video is the latest part of my ongoing sensuous-methological research on the STELLA DALLAS adaptations and their relationship to the forms and effects of the maternal melodrama. You can read about the first installment in this project in “The Marriages of Laurel Dallas: Or, The Maternal Melodrama of the Unknown Feminist Film Spectator”, MEDIASCAPE, Fall 2014.

Online at: tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Fall2014_MarriagesMelodrama.html (this essay has been translated into Spanish by Cristina Álvarez López and published here, also: cinentransit.com/las-bodas-de-laurel-dallas/) Read More

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Video: How To Draw Caricatures | Bette Midler

This might be fun for all of us to try – Mister D

Face Off: How to Draw Amazing Caricatures & Comic Portraits: by Harry Hamernik (Author) Read More

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Audio: Only in Miami (Chris’ Biscayne Mix) – Bette Midler

“Only In Miami”
By MAX GRONENTHAL 

Walking along the beach last night
who do you think I spy?
A girl with ebony fire eyes.
Soft and low do she cry.
Now what could be such a source of pain?
I so boldly inquire.
Pointing finger Havana way,
these three words which transpire:

She told me that only in Miami
is Cuba so far away.
Only in Miami.
My story, she goes this way.
Fish may fly through the purple keys,
golden birds take to air.
I am bound to the earth, it seems.
My life can be so unfair.
Only in Miami
is Cuba so far away.
Only in Miami
is Cuba so far away. Read More

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Peek Inside the Homes of Bette Midler, Martha Stewart, and John Mellencamp

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Peek Inside the Homes of Bette Midler, Martha Stewart, and John Mellencamp

By James Tarmy
September 6, 2018

Peek Inside the Homes of Bette Midler, Martha Stewart, and John Mellencamp

Flip through virtually any design magazine today, and you’ll get an “inside look” into a celebrity’s newly completed home. There will be furniture that seems to have never been sat on, kitchens devoid of cookware let alone food, and bedrooms that appear to be designed for a house museum devoted to Generic Good Taste.

The photographer William Abranowicz has certainly captured his fair share of these interiors in his 40-year-long career; he’s done work +for Architectural DigestElle Decor, and dozens of other glossies. But he’s also managed to stumble across some genuinely striking homes (which often still belong to celebrities) that manage to express something warmly personal about their owners. Read More

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Video: September – Bette Midler (Kiss My Brass 2004) – For September 11:

Mister D: My FB friend, Robin Lerner, and two of her friends wrote this beautiful song for Bette to sing in her Kiss My Brass Tour. I loved it and thought it should be her next single. If I’m not mistaken, it really was scheduled to be. But, surprisingly, the song got a mixed reaction in concert. I just couldn’t believe I was hearing some hisses and boos. I guess we were all supposed to believe 9-11 happened in a vacuum where another country just hated us because of our freedom. This song asks we do a little self-reflection, ask questions as to why, could there be another reason, for instance, all our interventions in the name of democracy? Well, when I heard the song those were some of the ideas I had. So sorry that this song got lost in the controversial fire Read More

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Photo: “Hello, Task Force Gala!!” This limited edition BETTE MIDLER print by Ken Fallin is one of the fabulous artworks in our Silent Auction, available October 6th at the Fontainebleau!

Bette Midler Illustration: Ken Fallin
Bette Midler Illustration: Ken Fallin

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Video: Interview – Fat As I Am – Skylark – Bette Midler – Johnny Carson…

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Experience The Divine (Boston 1993)

The quality of the tape is a little rough, but Miss M’s charisma and talent quite make up for it, as usual. Hope you enjoy!

Songlist:

  • Friends
  • I Loo
  • Miss Otis Regrets
  • Some People´s Lives
  • Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
    Hell I´d Go
    Delta Dawn
    The Rose
    Sophie Tucker
    Rose´s Turn
    Delores Delago
    Ukulele Lady
    From A Distance
    Do You Want To Dance
    Hello In There
    Stay With Me
    Wind Beneath My Wings
    The Glory Of Love
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Video: Stuff Like That There -Bette Midler – Johnny Carson – 1991

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Photo: Bette Midler having fun with the other Stepford Wives, Nicole Kidman, Glenn Close, and Faith Hill

Bette Midler having fun with the other Stepford Wives
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