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Friday, December 7, 2018

From ‘Beaches’ To ‘Hocus Pocus,’ Relive Bette Midler’s Greatest Movie Roles Ever!

Here Are Eight Of Bette Midler’s Best Film Parts Ever!

Bette Midler's Best Film Performances


Throughout her more than 50 years in showbiz, actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, and film producer Bette Midler has starred in lots of unforgettable roles both on the stage and screen. So, to celebrate the actress recently ringing in her 73rd birthday, we’re taking a look back at eight of her best film parts ever from Beachesand The Rose to The First Wives Club and Hocus Pocus — scroll down to see! 

Beaches (1988)

Bette Midler in Beaches

In what is perhaps Bette’s most beloved screen role ever, the actress portrays a New York actress and singer named C.C. Bloom who reflects on her long friendship with heiress and lawyer Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) after tragedy strikes. Read More

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bette Midler’s 15 greatest film performances, ranked worst to best

Golden Derby
Bette Midler’s 15 greatest film performances, ranked worst to best
By Robert Pius, Chris Beachum
December 1, 2018

Bette Midler at the Tony's

Mister D: Well, as long as they had the correct #1 I knew I would be a happy gay cis-gender – white privileged man (is that correct for me? I can’t keep up) My pronouns are: “Just call me any old thing” because frankly, I won’t get offended (not after all the verbally abusive men I have personally slept with. But ya’ll ain’t interested in that! I loved what they said about this Number One performance because it’s true. I would have ranked some higher, and some lower, but that’s just my opinion. I would have found some way to get “And Then She Found Me” and her wonderful cameo of Doris in “Get Shorty” in there. I won’t tell you which ones I’d pull out. Anyway, this was fun. I enjoyed it. Oh, and thank the Lord, Divine Madness made the list. You never see concert movies much on these, and truthfully, I’d probably put it higher. Read More

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Want To Be In Midler’s Movie “The Glorias? Here’s The Sign-Up Information – Filming In Savannah, GA

Island Packet
“The Glorias”, Starring Bette Midler And Julianne Moore Begins Filming In Savannah January 2019
By Caitlin Turner
December 1, 2018

Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem and Bette Midler will play Bella Abzug
Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem and Bette Midler will play Bella Abzug

Want to be in a movie?

Cynthia Stillwell Casting announced Friday that a Gloria Steinem biopic is scheduled to film in Savannah from January through March of next year, according to a Facebook post.

“The Glorias” is based on the feminist author and Steinem’s book “My Life on the Road.”

Stars Julianne Moore, Bette Midler and Alicia Vikander are expected to appear in the film. Moore is known for her roles in The Hunger Games, The Big Lebowski and Boogie Nights. Midler, a singer and icon, is also known for her roles in The Rose and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Vikander previously appeared in The Danish Girl and Tomb Raider. Read More

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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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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Video: I Shall Be Released – Divine Madness – Bette Midler -1980

Mister D: Ahh!!!! Another classic, Saw her do this on Broadway, Divine Madness, Those that missed the early concerts will never fully grasp how electrifying she was, especially on certain songs. My body would tense up, I’d be on the edge of my seat, it looked like it hurt her to put so much emotion in a song. For most of the concert, I’d be drained of energy, so I’d have to go back, but the same thing always happened. LOL 

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Bette Midler To Play Bella Abzug In New Gloria Steinem Bio-Pic. And I’ve Got Resources For You.

Broadway.com
Bette Midler To Play Bella Abzug In New Gloria Steinem Bio-Pic
By Andy Lefkowitz
Nov 1, 2018

Bette Midler
Bette Midler

Tony-winning stage-and-screen icon Bette Midler is the latest star attached to the highly anticipated Gloria Steinem biopic The Glorias: A Life on the Road, according to Variety. Midler is in negotiations to portray New York-based attorney Bella Abzug, who took part in the antiwar group Women Strike for Peace and later went on to serve as a U.S. representative.

Midler took home a 2017 Tony Award for her turn in the title role of Hello, Dolly! She is also a two-time Grammy winner, three-time Emmy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee. Read More

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals

Broadway World
The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals
by Broadway.com Staff
Oct 29, 2018

The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals

As All Hallows Eve draws near, so too does the 15th Anniversary of WickedOn October 30, the hit musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz will celebrate 15 years on Broadway. To commemorate both witchy occasions, Broadway.com asked fans to rank which witch story they want to see become a Broadway musical. See how your favorite stacked up in the full list here, and check out the top 10 below.

10. American Horror Story: Coven 

9. The Witches Read More

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Hocus Pocus: Movie Magic – The Making Of – Video

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Photo: Bette Midler in Divine Madness – 1980

Divine Madness – 1980

  • Directed by Michael Ritchie
  • Produced by Michael Ritchie
  • Written by Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler, and Bruce Vilanch
  • Starring Bette Midler
  • Cinematography William A. Fraker
  • Production company:  The Ladd Company
  • Distributed by Warner Bros.
  • Release date: September 26, 1980
  • Running time: 94 minutes
  • Country:  United States
  • Language: English
  • Box office: $5,318,098
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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Is Hocus Pocus Even a Good Movie? How It Became an Enduring Cult Classic Anyway

E News
Is 
Hocus Pocus Even a Good Movie? How It Became an Enduring Cult Classic Anyway
by TIERNEY BRICKER
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018

Sanderson Sisters and Hocus Pocus
Sanderson Sisters and Hocus Pocus

Thora Birch, a childhood crush and icon to many who grew up in the ’90s, give a lot of credit to good ol’ nostalgia for the decades-spanning durability of Hocus Pocus when E! News spoke to her at the taping of Freeform’s Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash.

“I think we’re in the middle of a lot of ’00s love right now. I think the energy of the film—the performances, the set, it’s all part of a lot of our childhoods,” Birch, who was 10 when the movie was made, theorized. “And hey, it’s kind of a female-oriented and female empowerment type of film. At the same time, at the end of the day, it’s a story about families trying to hold on and adjust and I think Halloween is not going anywhere. There’s a lot to love about Hocus Pocus.”  Read More

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