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Gay Icons: Bette Midler & Cher

Diversity RulesGay Icons: Bette Midler and CherBy Jim KouryJune 1, 2019 There are a plethora of…

BetteBack October 22, 1975: Bette Goes Out On The Town With A New Guy

Gastonia Gazette October 22, 1975 Bette Midler and Average White Band guitar player, Hamish Stuart, have…

BetteBack October 22, 1975: Liza Disses Bette!

New York Post October 22, 1975 I guess you know there’s a card-carrying, triple-A feud going…

BetteBack Sep 4, 1975: Paul Simon Disses Miss M Over Recording

Newark Advocate Sep 4, 1975 Paul Simon‘s new single, “Gone At Last” features Phoebe Snow singing…

BetteBack August 9, 1975: I hear Bette Midler isn’t nearly so popular offstage as she is onstage. True?

Altoona Mirror August 9, 1975 I hear Bette Midler isn’t nearly so popular offstage as she…

BetteBack July 17, 1975: ABC Offers Bette Midler A Special Deal

Harrisburg Daily Register July 17, 1975 Bette Midler, the doyenne of glitter rock, may soon be…

#Resist: Writer Kevin Sessums Recalls Bette Midler at the Baths & Our Need Now For “Naked Defiance”

Mister D: Kevin went to college with me for one semester. He was so cute, good…

Sounds of Pride: Bette Midler at the Gay Baths

Proud Out Front Sounds of Pride: Bette Midler at the Gay Baths June 2, 2018 larryattheoutfront…

Bette Midler – Empty Bed Blues – Continental Baths – 1971

Bette Midler – Chattanooga Choo Choo – Continental Baths – 1971

BetteBack May 13, 1975: Bette Midler: Still divine

South Mississippi Sun May 13, 1975 NEW YORK (UPI) — So great has been the demand…

BetteBack April 16, 1975: Clams On The Half Shell Opens

Bucks County Courier April 16, 1975 BROADWAY WAS LIKE A carnival last night. Six to 7000…

Easier Said Than Done – The Continental Baths – Bette Midler – 1971

BetteBack April 3, 1975: Bette Midler Corrects A Misunderstanding

Lima News April 3, 1975 Bette Midler arranged for Lionel Hampton to have billing on her…

BetteBack June 1975: Bette Midler – The New Taste

In The Know Bette Midler: The New Taste June 1975 James Spada The curtain goes up…

BetteBack March 10, 1975: Why Did Bette Midler Drop Out Of Sight?

Lima News March 10, 1975 Q: Didn’t Bette Midler drop out of sight for awhile ?…

BetteBack April 2, 1975: Bette Midler Says New Show Is A New Level Of Taste

Defiance Crescent News April 2, 1975 Bette Midler, opening April 14 at the Minskoff Theater, says…

Bette Midler on how she used to hate singing: “It used to be torture. I am completely different. I like to sing now.

Bette Midler on how she used to hate singing: “It used to be torture. I am…

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like Dustin Hoffman did in “Little Big Man” and Keir Dullea in “2001”

(Playing an 80 year old in For The Boys frightened Bette): “I’d never done it like…

BetteBack March 8, 1975: Was Bette Midler In A Broadway Show?

Alton Telegraph March 8, 1975 Q. – Bette Midler was in the musical on Broadway. “Fiddler…

(When you were growing up, did you ever steal anything?) “I had no money. I had absolutely nothing. I got a quarter a week for allowance.

(When you were growing up, did you ever steal anything?) “I had no money. I had…

(On whether she’d rather sing or act) “Singing. No question

(On whether she’d rather sing or act) “Singing. No question. I’d much rather sing. I have…

Betteback February 19, 1975: Bette Midler Confirms Her Guest For Broadway Run

Doylestown Intelligencer February 19, 1975 Lionel Hampton‘ll be with Bette Midler at the Minskoff Theater, opening…

Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Who should play the Tony-winning part next?

Golden Derby Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Who should play the Tony-winning part next? By Jeffrey…

BetteBack February 18, 1975: Paul Simon Backs Out Of Duet With Bette Midler

Gastonia Gazette February 18, 1975 Paul Simon., went to the studios in New York to help…

BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

San Mateo Times February 6, 1975 There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his…

BetteBack February 4, 1975: Continental Baths Catch On Fire

Gastonia Gazette February 4, 1975 Frozen Fruits – Hundreds of towel clutching gay men fled into…

BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

Garden City Telegram January 24, 1975 Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot…

BetteBack November 19, 1974: Bette Midler Set To Return To Broadway

Gastonia Gazette November 19, 1974 BETTE MIDLER, a.k.a. the Divine Miss M, whose career began on…

Bette Midler On Her Singing:

Bette Midler On Her Singing: “I sing from the top of my throat, my head, my…

Bette Midler On Her Music:

Bette Midler On Her Music: “I never intended to concentrate on oldies. In fact, I don’t.…

Bette Midler On The Perception Of What The Public Has Of Her:

Bette Midler On The Perception Of What The Public Has Of Her: “The public must be…

Rumor Has It: Bette Has Signed On To Dolly For One Year. Who Will Be Her Replacement?

Fresh Toast Rumor Has It: Bette Has Signed On To Dolly For One Year. Who Will…

Bette Midler On Gays Being The Victims Of Peace Of Our Times:

Bette Midler On Gays Being The Victims Of Peace Of Our Times: “When we have no…

Bette Midler On Her Hawaiian Childhood:

Bette Midler On Her Hawaiian Childhood: “It hasn’t changed since the 50’s. They’re entrenched in the…

Bette Midler On Branching Out Into Other Areas Of Show Business:

Bette Midler On Branching Out Into Other Areas Of Show Business: “It’s not necessary for a…

Can Bette Midler and company break the ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Tony Awards curse?

Gold Derby Can Bette Midler and company break the ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Tony Awards curse? By Sam…

Hello, Dolly!, New York — Bette Midler stars in high-spirited fun

Financial Times Hello, Dolly!, New York — Bette Midler stars in high-spirited fun by: Max McGuinness…

Bette Midler On The Drive In From The Airports While Touring:

Bette Midler On The Drive In From The Airports While Touring: “The drive in from the…

Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $6,379,572 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

Broadway World Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $6,379,572 for BC/EFA by Alan Henry Apr. 25, 2017 We’ve…

Bette Midler On What Causes Concert Tour Psychological Deterioration?

Bette Midler On What Causes Concert Tour Psychological Deterioration? “You feel terrible because you aren’t doing…

Bette Midler On Whether Her Hesitancy To Tour Is Only Economic?

Bette Midler On Whether Her Hesitancy To Tour Is Only Economic? “God, no. The day you…

Bette Midler On Still Not Doing A Tour In 1977:

Bette Midler On Still Not Doing A Tour In 1977: “First of all, I travel with…

‘Hello, Dolly!’ on Broadway: All stand for Bette Midler

Chicago Tribune ‘Hello, Dolly!’ on Broadway: All stand for Bette Midler By Chris JonesContact Reporter April…

‘Hello, Dolly!’ proves Bette Midler’s genius

New York Post ‘Hello, Dolly!’ proves Bette Midler’s genius By Johnny Oleksinski April 20, 2017 |…

Bette Midler Takes on an Iconic Role as Hello, Dolly! Opens on Broadway (Official Opening Tonight)

Nroadway Buzz Bette Midler Takes on an Iconic Role as Hello, Dolly! Opens on Broadway by…

Bette Midler’s coughing fit can’t stop ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Page Six Bette Midler’s coughing fit can’t stop ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By Ian Mohr and Carlos Greer…

BetteBack October 6, 1974: Bette Midler And Paul Simon Team Up For Musical Project

Des Moines Register October 6, 1974 Singin” stars Bette Midler and Paul Simon are planning to…

Bette Midler to lead recording of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway

Gay Times Bette Midler to lead recording of Hello, Dolly! on Broadway 10:16 13th April 2017…

Bette Midler Charging For Seats At Own Broadway Show!

Radar Online Bette Midler Charging For Seats At Own Broadway Show! By Rosa Sanchez Posted on…