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Gay Pride: I Love This Exchange Between Bette Midler & Gay Activist Vito Russo, 1975 (Full Interview Included)

Back in 1975, on the eve of the Broadway premiere of Bette Midler’s Clams on the Half Shell…

In Honor Of Miss M’s Birthday: 25 Of Her Divine Quotes

Purple CloverFrom sharp and insightful to funny and outrageous—sometimes all at once—her wit is the wind…

Bette Midler Takes In Punk Icon Patti Smith’s New Show For Her New Audible Book (This should dispell rumors that they disliked one another)

ShutterstockBette Midler Takes In Punk Icon Patti Smith’s New Show For Her New Audible BookSeptember 23,…

Photo: Bette Midler as Delores DeLago – 1983

Photo: Always Try To Balance The Light With The Heavy – Bette Midler

Bette Midler – Youth Is Temporary, Diva Is Forever!

Bette Midler – Youth Is Temporary, Diva Is Forever!

Story Behind The Photo! By Ray Cooper – Search For A Rare Personal Photo Circa 1971

Story Behind The Photo! By Ray Cooper January 26, 2018 This photo means so much to…

Bette Midler On “The Rose” Character:

Bette Midler On “The Rose” Character: “No, it’s not a thinly veiled movie about Janis Joplin.…

On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza:

On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza: “IT’S FABULOUS for me to be compared with Streisand…

What If Hocus Pocus Flops?

What If Hocus Pocus Flops?: “And if “Hocus Pocus’ flops, I’m living proof that one bad…

On Making The Divine Miss M Album: I couldn’t really stand on my own two feet during those sessions,

  On Making The Divine Miss M Album: I couldn’t really stand on my own two…

“Actually I see myself as a running commentary on time

“Actually I see myself as a running commentary on time, because I learnt a few years…

“Everything in this country is about speed

“Everything in this country is about speed, about going faster, having more status, more money And…

“I don’t want just to be considered an entertainer-full-stop.

“I don’t want just to be considered an entertainer-full-stop. I’m a born performer I can go…

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at…

On talk of an Oscar nomination for “For The Boys”:

On talk of an Oscar nomination for “For The Boys”: “We’ll see. Who the hell knows?…

On AIDS and lack of Leadership circa 1991:

On AIDS and lack of Leadership circa 1991: “No matter what anyone is doing now, it’s…

On Acting: “For me, there are no challenges as far as acting is concerned.

On Acting: “For me, there are no challenges as far as acting is concerned. I just…

On AIDS and lack of Leadership circa 1991

On AIDS and lack of Leadership circa 1991:Â “No matter what anyone is doing now, it’s…

On The Decadence Trend In The 70’s:

On The Decadence Trend In The 70’s: “Oh everyone is obsessed with decadence at the moment,…

Midler on Radio’s Limited Sound

Midler on Radio’s Limited Sound: “But I have to say I’m not all that crazy about…

Midler on Music In General

Midler on Music In General: “There’s nothing I really don’t like,” she said. “I see value…

Midler on playing characters:

Midler on playing characters: “Those kinds of characters that are larger than life — driven, overbearing…

“If you want something done, you’d better do it yourself

“If you want something done, you’d better do it yourself — or ask another woman to…

On The Origin Of “All Girls Productions

On The Origin Of “All Girls Productions:” “We were there in the conference room, and we…

On All The Magazine Articles About Her In 1973

On All The Magazine Articles About Her In 1973: “All these articles? I ignore them. It…

On Aging: “Do I like getting older?

On Aging: “Do I like getting older? You know, I fight it tooth and nail, I…

“I’m a VERY opinionated young lady.

“I’m a VERY opinionated young lady. I have my opinions about things. And mine are the…

Bette Midler On Making The Rose

Bette Midler On Making The Rose: “There are things I could have done better in the…

Bette Midler On How Entertaining Made Her Popular In High School

Bette Midler On How Entertaining Made Her Popular In High School: “After that (performing in fifth…

Bette Midler On Discovering Acting: In Her Sophmore Year In High School:

Bette Midler On Discovering Acting: In Her Sophmore Year In High School: “I discovered I could…

Bette Midler On Discovering Acting

Bette Midler On Discovering Acting: In Her Sophmore Year In High School: “I discovered I could…

Bette Midler On Her Father Fred Midler

Bette Midler On Her Father Fred Midler: “He went out in ’37, during the Great Depression,…

Bette Midler On Her Gay Audiences: “I still have a real strong gay following.

Bette Midler On Her Gay Audiences: “I still have a real strong gay following. I love…

Bette Midler On Her Audiences: “My audience is pretty broad now.

Bette Midler On Her Audiences: “My audience is pretty broad now. All ages, sexes. Old people…

What Bette Midler Attributes to The Appeal Of Her Low Rent Humor

What Bette Midler Attributes to The Appeal Of Her Low Rent Humor: “Just youthful high spirits.…

Bette Midler On Her Lewdness In Her Act And In The Rose

Bette Midler On Her Lewdness In Her Act And In The Rose: “I’m much lewder in…

Why Bette Midler Wants To Do A Concert Movie After The Rose

Why Bette Midler Wants To Do A Concert Movie After The Rose: “I love to sing.…

Bette Midler On Singing No Frills Rock N’ Roll

Bette Midler On Singing No Frills Rock N’ Roll: “I’ve always sung some. Not a great…

Bette Midler on Past Drug Use

Bette Midler on Past Drug Use: “Drugs? I have a paranoid thing about them. I go…

Bette Midler On Biting While Drinking

Bette Midler On Biting While Drinking: “It’s really embarrassing when people see me and I’m looped.…

Bette Midler On The Rose Character: “There’s a lot of me in that character. I found myself and brought myself.

Bette Midler On The Rose Character: “There’s a lot of me in that character. I found…

Bette Midler On The Rose

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie…

Bette Midler giving the silent finger to someone at the Beast Of Burden premiere in 1984

Bette Midler giving the silent finger to someone at the Beast Of Burden premiere in 1984

Bette Midler On The Rose

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie…

To The Audience At Experience The Divine

To The Audience At Experience The Divine: Hi, How-are-ya doin’ How’ve you been the last 10…

To The Audience At Experience The Divine

To The Audience At Experience The Divine: “ It’s nice to see the trash out tonight.…

Director Mark Rydell On Seeing Bette Perform Superstar On The Burt Bacharach Special

Director Mark Rydell On Seeing Bette Perform Superstar On The Burt Bacharach Special: “I realized then…

Director Mark Rydell On Bette Midler; “She is savagely honest.

Director Mark Rydell On Bette Midler; “She is savagely honest. She has a built-in phony detector…