Category Archives: the Rose

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

These are the 3 components of a great story. What’s this have to do with Bette Midler?

Fast Company
Our brains are hardwired to hear stories, rather than hard facts.
BY ANETT GRANT
January 15, 2019

Bette Midler== Jazz at Lincoln Center Opens the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium, Cocktail Reception== Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Hall, NYC== December 17, 2015== ©Patrick McMullan

These are the 3 components of a great story. What’s this have to do with Bette Midler?

I was recently coaching a C-suite executive from a multi-billion-dollar company. He started telling me about his background and told me he was from Mumbai. Having spent time in Mumbai, I asked: “where in Mumbai?”

“From the slums of Mumbai,” he answered, “My mother had me when she was 16. She made me study–in the middle of relentless chaos–she made me study.”

His answer immediately stood out to me for two reasons. One, his mother made a huge difference in his life. Two, in just a few sentences, he encapsulated the elements of telling a great story. Read More

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Video: Midnight In Memphis – Bette Midler from the movie “The Rose”

Video: Bette Midler in The Rose

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Video: Bette Midler – The Rose Trailer

“The Rose” was first recorded by Bette Midler for the soundtrack of the 1979 film The Rose in which it plays under the closing credits. However the song was not written for the movie: Amanda McBroom recalls, “I wrote it in 1977 [or] 1978, and I sang it occasionally in clubs. … Jim Nabors had a local talk show, and I sang [“The Rose”] on his show once.”[1] According to McBroom she wrote “The Rose” in response to her manager’s suggestion that she write “some Bob Seger-type tunes” to expedite a record deal: McBroom obliged by writing “The Rose” in forty-five minutes. Said McBroom: “‘The Rose’ is … just one verse [musically] repeated three times. When I finished it, I realized it doesn’t have a bridge or a hook, but I couldn’t think of anything to [add].” Read More

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Monday, December 31, 2018

The Most Memorable Moments In Golden Globes History

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The Most Memorable Moments In Golden Globes History
MICHELLE REGALADO
December 31, 2018

Bette Mdler wins 2 Golden Globes

The Golden Globes is the most famously fun ceremony of awards season. So it’s no surprise that the event has had some truly memorable moments over the years. From the first time celebrities stormed the stage to some strange acceptance speeches, here’s a look at the most unforgettable incidents to happen during the ceremony.

The Rat Pack Storms The Stage

When the Golden Globes Awards were first bestowed in 1944, the ceremony was not the fun, humor-filled production it is today. Then the Rat Pack got involved. In 1958, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. (seen at a performance below) stormed the stage along with Dean Martin, livening up the whole event with their bawdy antics. They were invited back as hosts the next year, kicking off a long tradition of funny, no-filter MCs. Read More

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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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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler – The Rose – The Drag Bar Scene – 1979

Bette in The Rose - Drag bar scene
Bette in The Rose – Drag bar scene
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Bette, and More Singers Turned Oscar-Nominated Actors

Hollywood Reporter
Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Bette, and More Singers Turned Oscar-Nominated Actors
by Christi Carras
10/23/2018 

Bette Midler in The Roses
Bette Midler in The Rose

Everyone loves a double-threat, especially the Academy. Lady Gaga has already sparked Oscar buzz with her starring performance in Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, and should the “Bad Romance” singer score a 2018 nomination, she’ll join a long lineage of singers-turned-movie-stars — including her A Star is Born predecessors Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.

Crooners like Frank Sinatra, pop stars like Cher, soul singers like Jennifer Hudson and Motown legends like Diana Ross have all transitioned into critically acclaimed film careers. But only a select few have reached the Academy’s upper acting echelons.  Read More

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Sold My Soul To Rock ‘N’ Roll – The Rose

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Video: The Rose – Bette Midler – 1979 – Film – English (Spanish Subtitles)

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