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Friday, June 1, 2018

Read On Bootleg Betty: A View From A Broad By Bette Midler

Bette Midler, Book, A View From A Broad

Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M—the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century—revisits her classic memoir, now with a new introduction.

With her brassy voice and bold performances making the world finally pay attention, she needs no introduction. Grammy award–winning singer, Academy Award–nominee, Broadway star of her critically acclaimed one-woman show and beloved actress in The Rose, Beaches and Down and Out in Beverly Hills—Bette Midler is a household name whose career and fans span generations. Read More

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

BetteBack May 23, 1972: Bette Midler Up For Part In New Musical

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Monday, January 18, 2016

On Book Signings:

On Book Signings: “I love those events, especially when they feature me!” (1980)

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty's photo.
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Thursday, April 30, 2015

BetteBack July 14, 1989: Bette To Film ‘A View From A Broad’

Sitka Daily Sentinel
July 14, 1989


Bette Midler will film her book “ A View From a Broad.” Unless someone decides sh e ’s not the type, Bette will play herself. …

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

BetteBack December 23, 1985: Midler On Marriage At 40

Santa Fe New Mexican
December 23, 1985


Midler on marriage … A year ago, after a two-month courtship (“The food was great”), Bette Midler, the queen of flash~and-trash, married Martin von Haselberg, a commodities trader.

“The best! What a relief! Glad that’s over with.'” she says of life as a 40-year-old newlywed. “I discovered that you have to give in order to get, and that’s a big thing to learn at my age, but I’m learning, and l like it.” Read More

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Bette Midler just keeps soaring through amazing career

Des Moines Register
Bette Midler just keeps soaring through amazing career
Rachel Lopez, Special to The Register; 11:07 p.m. CDT April 26, 2014


Iconic singer-songwriter, comedian, actress, author, producer and philanthropist Bette Midler’s career spans decades, and she just keeps soaring.

The Devine Miss M attracts ever new generations of fans: In her recent Academy Awards performance of “The Wind Beneath My Wings,” — a timeless tribute to a buoyant mentor — her voice still shimmered, rich and sultry; the audience responded with a thunderous standing ovation. Her 1980 memoir, “A View from A Broad,” was just rereleased; it continues to delight with uproarious chronicles from her first world tour. Read More

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

BetteBack March 14, 1980: ‘A View From A Broad’ Hits The Bestsellers List

Elyria Chronicle Telegram
March 14, 1980



1. The Bourne Identity Robert Ludlum
Z. Princess Daisy Judith Krantz
3. The Devil’s Alternative Frederick Forsythe
4. The Dead Zone Stephen King
5. Portraits Cynthia Freeman
6. The Third World War Gen. Sir John Hackett
7. The Top of the Hill Irwin Shaw
8. The Bleeding Heart Marilyn French
9. Memories of Another Day Harold Robbins
lO.Who’s on First? William Buckley

1. Donahue Phil Donahue
2. All You Need to Know About the IRS Paul
3. The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court
Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong
4. Free to Choose Milton Friedman
5. They Call Me Assassin Jack Tatum
6. How to Become Financially Independent in Real
Estate Albert L. Lowery
7. The Book of Lists No. 2 Irving Wallace et al
8. Aunt Erma’s Cope Book Erma Bombeck
9. Men in Love Nancy Friday
10.A View from a Broad Bette Midler Read More

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

BetteBack February 3, 1980: Bette Left ‘The Rose’ Tired And Exhausted

Santa Ana Orange County Register Evening
February 3, 1980


HOLLYWOOD — Bette Midler‘s eye shadow was fuchsia-purple-mauve. Her hair hung in ringlets — tiny, ash-blonde, kinky ones — with ends just touching the neck of a woolly black sweater covered with little jet beads. Her face looked puffy and pallid. Bette Midler looked tired. No funny old Sophie Tucker jokes. No sequins. No lipstick. No glitter. And, plain, raw talk. Forget sparkles.

“Someday somebody is going to make a film about Janis Joplin and it’s not gonna be me,” she said. “It’s gonna be somebody who can sound more like her, who looks more like her and can sing more in that range. There’s a lot of girls who can sing that style. But I would never want to dance on her grave like that.” Read More

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bette Back November 1986: Bette Midler Gives Birth To Real Baby Divine!

Daily Intelligencer/The Montgomery County Record
Divine Miss M and new baby ‘doing great’
The Associated Press
Tuesday. November 18, 1986

Bette Midler, the actress, singer, author and comic known by her
fans as the Divine Miss M, has given birth to a girl, her publicist said

“Everybody is doing great,” said Victoria Rose. The 8-pound
11-ounce girl was born Friday at 8:45 p.m. at an undisclosed Los
Angeles-area hospital, and Miss Midler was in good condition, the
spokeswoman said. Read More

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

BetteBack: A View From A Broad – Good Lawdy, Too Bawdy!

Mister D: All I can say is “BOO” to this review and to the caricature that went along with it. Obviously this reviewer never got what Miss M was all about in the first place. Totally off base….nothing constructive here!

Broad, Gaudy Farce And Too Much of It

A VIEW FROM A BROAD. BY BETTE MIDLER, Simon and Sinister. 1980. 157 pages.

HOW LONG has it been since you were the b u tt of an elaborate joke? Were the trappings so f i ne you d i d n ‘t catch on for a long time? Read More

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