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Friday, January 18, 2019

Photo: Bette Midler In Divine Madness

Bette Midler in Divine Madness
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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Hulaween Concert (1998)

Bette gives a special concert during one of her famous Hulaween parties.

Songlist:

  • My One True Friend
  • I´m Beautiful
  • From A Distance
  • I´m Hip
  • Ukulele Lady
  • One Monkey Don´t Stop No Show / Sophie Tucker
  • Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
  • Laughing Matters
  • Lullaby Of Broadway
  • Wind Beneath My Wings
  • The Rose
  • Friends
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tropes And Trivia From Bette Midler’s Film “The Rose”

Bette Midler, The Rose, Concert Scene Source: TV Tropestrope is a storytelling device or convention, a shortcut for describing situations the storyteller can reasonably assume the audience will recognize. Metaphors are the means by which a story is told by anyone who has a story to tell. We collect them, for fun involved. Tropes are not the same thing as cliches. They may be brand new but seem trite and hackneyed; they may be thousands of years old but seem fresh and new. They are not bad; they are not good; tropes are tools that the creator of a work of art uses to express their ideas to the audience. It’s pretty much impossible to create a story without tropes.

Tropes And Trivia From Bette Midler’s Film “The Rose”

Film Trivia

  • The Cameo: Pioneering openly-gay musician Sylvester (“You Make Me Feel Mighty Real”) as the African-American female impersonator in the gay bar. Star-Making Role: Gave Bette Midler her first taste at movie stardom. What Could Have BeenKen Russell was offered to direct this film, but chose to direct a biopic about Rudolph Valentino, which tanked at the box office. Russell stated that it was the biggest mistake of his career. The film was picked up by Mark Rydell.

    Film Tropes

    Abusive Parents: One of whom is played by Doris Roberts (Mrs. Foster/Rose’s mother). Award-Bait Song: The title tune, sung by Midler, is an aversion; because composer Amanda McBroom hadn’t written the song specifically for the movie, it was ineligible for Academy Award consideration. (It did win Midler a Grammy Award, however, and became a massive hit.) Bi the Way: Rose is caught making out with a woman named Sarah, which sends Houston into a fit of rage. Broken Bird: Rose Broken Tears: Rose’s character frequently has these, whether she’s performing on stage, arguing with her manager or her boyfriend and through other personal struggles. Downer Ending Driven to Suicide: Rose, heartbroken after her breakup with Houston, decides to indulge in a fatal combination of heroin, alcohol, and barbiturates before her concert. Foreshadowing: Remember the tear-stricken out-of-breath sounding opening monologue by Rose in the beginning? Oh God. Once you saw the whole movie (up to the tragic ending), the film’s opening will make a lot of sense and a lot of tears. Love Triangle: Several examples, but the main one is Rose’s choice between Houston and her desire for fame. Never Accepted in His Hometown: Rose wants desperately to return to her hometown a success. It doesn’t go well for her. No Celebrities Were Harmed: Rose is a thinly-veiled version of Janis Joplin. Oscar Bait: Like Rose, Bette Midler sings, she gets strung out, and she dies. Midler was nominated for Best Actress but lost to Sally Field (Norma Rae). Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Lots of all three. During the first on-screen concert, it’s even a “crowd chant.” The ’60s: The film was set in 1969… Present-Day Past: …although it looks more like The ’70s, considering the year the film was released (1979). Slut-Shaming: Inverted when Rose tells Houston the football story, then played straight in the western bar. Tagline: 

    She gave… And gave… And gave. Until she had nothing left to give. ...  Read More

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Full De Tour Concert (Boston 1983) – Pretty Rough Footage. Great Concert!

Bette Midler, De Tour, Concert This concert was part of her De Tour. I´m sorry that the video quality is not very good and that the first song is missing. But she performs several more songs than on her Art or Bust concert special and the Sophie Tucker part is included. Songlist: Don´t Look Down All I Need To Know It Should Have Been Me Superstar Beast Of Burden Pretty Legs/Great Big Knockers Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Soda And A Souvenir My Eye On You Delores Delago Sophie Tucker My Mother´s Eyes My Favorite Waste Of Time Broken Bicycles Everyone´s Gone To The Moon Here Comes The Flood Stay With Me Friends The Rose
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Diva Las Vegas [Full Concert 1997]

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Bette Midler: Kiss My Brass

Bette Midler: Kiss My Brass

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Monday, February 5, 2018

1985 Bette Midler and Martin at the opening concert party for the Pointer Sisters in LA

1985 Bette Midler and Martin at the opening concert party for the Pointer Sisters in LA Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and indoor
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bette Midler On Biting While Drinking

Bette Midler On Biting While Drinking: “It’s really embarrassing when people see me and I’m looped. I bite people. Not friendly. Rabies time. Once I bit a guy’s glasses. A good friend. I said ‘Gimme your glasses.’ And I tried to eat them. I’m a disgusting drunk.” (The Milwaukee Journal Dec 2, 1979) – Bette Midler Image may contain: one or more people, people on stage and concert
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

BetteBack December 21, 1974: What is happening with Bette Midler these days? When can we see her in person again?

Dunkirk Evening Observer December 21, 1974 97223835 Q: What is happening with Bette Midler these days? When can we see her in person again?— B.P., Prove, Utah. A: “The Divine Miss M.” who hasn’t done any concerts since her smash engagement at the Palace Theatre in New York City, is preparing a new concert tour for the first of the year. She has created a new show and character called “Delores Holopena and the Clams on the Halfshell Revue” and hopes to repeat her sellout nationwide tour of 1973. BetteBack July 3, 1993: Prince Writes Song For Bette Midler Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar – Bette Midler Moves Up To Number 6 For The Year BetteBack June 6, 1993: For Concert Tour Atlantic Records To Release 20 Song Greatest Hit Compilation Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar – Friday, August 7, 2015

BetteBack November 11, 1996: Bette Midler To Tape Her Latest ‘Experience The Divine Concert’ | BootLeg Betty ...  Read More

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

“I’m not retiring and you can’t make me!”

“I’m not retiring and you can’t make me!” (Kiss My Brass, 2004) Image may contain: one or more people and people on stage
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