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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler as The Magic Lady in Divine Madness

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Photo: Lionel Hampton (from ‘Clams’) pays a visit to Bette Midler after one of her ‘Divine Madness’ performances on Broadway – 1979

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler and The Harlettes singing I Shall Be Released from Divine Madness – 1980

The 10 highest grossing stand-up films of all time
May 24, 2016

Let’s take a look at the top 10 highest grossing stand-up films of all time. The rankings are solely based on box office earnings. Home release is not included.

The Fluffy Movie
On July 25, 2014, The Fluffy Movie received a limited release at 432 theaters in the United States. However, that didn’t stop it from becoming the 10th highest grossing stand-up film. Directed by Manny Rodriquez (The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution), The Fluffy Movie showed several people in flashback scenes in addition to Gabriel Iglesias’ stand-up on stage. By the end of it’s run, The Fluffy Movie made $2.8 million while in theaters. Comedians Ron White, Tommy Chong, and Martin Moreno also appeared. Read More

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Video: Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Rainbow Sleeve – Divine Madness

This is a Tom Waits song Bette sang in Divine Madness that was left off the soundtrack. A gem of a song. She has always been his best interpreter. It just seems logical for her to record an album of his tunes.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Live at The Majestic Theatre (1980) – Divine Madness On Broadway (Complete)

Mister D: This footage is old and rough in some places. Stationary. No Close Ups. But it’s a great artifact. I was lucky enough to see this production on Broadway. Much more electric live than just watching it on film. Bette was everywhere in NY. Even Times Square was playing the trailer of The Rose.

Bette Midler, Divine Madness

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Video Comedy – 1979 – Bette Midler Doing Sophie Tucker Live In Divine Madness

Bette Midler, Sophie Tucker Charcter

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Bette Midler – The Oscars – Waving To The Crowd – With Date Chas Sanford, Guitarist In Divine Madness – Has Several Great Solo Albums Out – He And Bette Are Still Friends – 1980

Bette Midler – The Oscars – Waving To The Crowd – With Date Chas Sanford, Guitarist In Divine Madness – Has Several Great Solo Albums Out – He And Bette Are Still Friends – 1980

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Famed Critic Pauline Kael Speaking Of Bette Midler In “Divine Madness”

Mister D: I remember the time Pauline Kael was on Tom Snyder’s old talk show. He asked her who should win the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1979. Without pause she said Bette Midler for the Rose. She said I haven’t heard lines read like that in decades and if she doesn’t win the Oscars mean nothing. This was when critics had considerable power over what was a hit or miss in movies She was considered one of the greatest critics. Check out some books on her. Bruce Vilanch said he sat next to her in Divine Madness. She was a big Bette Midler fan before the movies. She was upset with the end product of Divine Madness because of the editing and how they ended the movie. She said a real Bette Midler concert would not end like that. It would end up with a happy, upbeat song, like “Friends” After she saw Jinxed, she was sure Hollywood would ruin the Bette we knew growing up. That’s me hearsay and gossip. IF I’m wrong Bruce, let me know. It’s been a while and I might have succumbed to the Telephone Game.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Bette Midler – The Magic Lady – Divine Madness

Bette Midler – The Magic Lady – Divine Madness

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bette Midler – Divine Madness (Preview Clip) – 1980

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