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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Mr. Goldstone From “Gypsy”

Bette Midler - Mr. Goldstone From "Gypsy"


Awards and nominations

Midler won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. Gibb was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the production was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film.

The film was nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Midler, and won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction (Michael Rafter). Read More

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Herbie leaves Rose – Gypsy (1993) HD + Small World Redux – Video

Herbie leaves Rose - Gypsy (1993) HD + Small Word Redux

SMALL WORLD - Bette Midler From the Broadway Musical "Gypsy" (1959) (Music: Jule Styne / Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim)

Funny, you're a stranger who's come here Come from another town Funny, I'm a stranger myself here Small world, isn't it? Funny, you're a girl who goes trav'lin' Rather than settlin' down Funny, 'cause I'd love to go trav'lin' Small world, isn't it? We have so much in common It's a phenomenon We could pool our resources By joining forces from now on Lucky, you're a girl who likes children That's an important sign Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine (bridge) Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Gypsy – 1993

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Video: Together (Wherever We Go) – Bette Midler – Gypsy (1993) HD

Video: Together (Wherever We Go) - Bette Midler - Gypsy (1993) HD

Midler won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film. Gibb was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film and the production was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film.

The film was nominated for 12 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Midler, and won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction (Michael Rafter). Midler lost, in a big surprize, to Kirstie Alley in a Lifetime movie. Kirstie was good, but in no way did it approach the greatness of Midler’s performance. Read More

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Friday, August 24, 2018

How Producer Craig Zadan Got Bette Midler To Star In Gypsy

Variety
Neil Meron on Craig Zadan: ‘He Had a Singular Passion for Producing’
By CYNTHIA LITTLETON
AUGUST 23, 2018 

Producer Craig Zadan with Bette Midler on the set of ‘Gypsy’

Zadan was also tenacious, in a charming way. It took many phone calls to Bette Midler to convince her to star in Zadan and Meron’s 1993 production of “Gypsy” for CBS – the show that Zadan and Meron considered to be the “Mount Olympus” of Broadway efforts. One night Zadan reached Midler after she had just come out of a sauna, Meron recalled. “He said to Bette, ‘Is this not the greatest role in theater for a woman?’ And she said ‘Yes.’ He said ‘Is this not the greatest musical of all-time?’ And she said ‘Yes.’ And he said ‘Well, what’s your problem?’ ” When Midler finally relented, Zadan hung up quickly so as to not give her time to back out, Meron said.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Prolific Producer, Craig Zadan (Gypsy), Dies At Age 69

Broadway Buzz
Prolific Producer, Craig Zadan (Gypsy), Dies At Age 69
by Andy Lefkowitz • Aug 21, 2018

Neil Meron, Emile Ardolino, Craig Zadan, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Bette Midler, Cindy Gilmore

Craig Zadan, a prolific producer of a wide variety of musical productions who began a resurgence of sung entertainment on television, has died at age 69. The news of Zadan’s death was confirmed in an email from NBC vice-president Stuart Levine.

“It is with profound sadness that I am announcing the passing of my dear friend and colleague Craig Zadan, who died of complications following shoulder replacement surgery,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “On behalf of his life partner, Elwood Hopkins, and his producing partner, Neil Meron, we are stunned that the man behind so many incredible film, theater and television productions—several of them joyous musicals—was taken away so suddenly. Craig’s distinguished career as a passionate and consummate producer is eclipsed only by his genuine love for the thousands of actors, directors, writers, musicians, designers and technicians he worked with over the years. His absence will be felt in our hearts and throughout our business.” Read More

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Monday, April 10, 2017

BetteBack September 4, 1974: Bette Midler Makes Number One On Worst Dressed List

Appleton Post Crescent
September 4, 1974

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Singer Bette Midler is No. 1 on Mr. Blackwell‘s list of the 10 worst dressed women of 1973. No. 10 is a man: rock music star David Bowie.

For only the second time in 14 years of issuing the list, Blackwell included a man.

The designer explained, “If they want to face the public as a woman, they deserve to make the list.” He described Bowie as “a cross between Joan Crawford and Marlene Deitrich doing a glitter revival of ‘New Faces’.”

The other man who made the list in another decade is comedian Milton Berle. Berle dressed as a woman on his weekly television show to earn that title.

The 1973 list also includes such persons as Britain‘s Princess Anne and Jacqueline Onassis.

Blackwell, saving his most cutting remarks for Miss Midler, told a news conference in the drawing room of his mansion Thursday, “She looks like she took pot luck in a laundromat.

“Unlike Phyllis Diller, who worked at being bad, Bette Midler loves her scene,” said Blackwell. “She is really taking it seriously. She has put the worst of nostalgia together. Nothing really looks right on her.

“I don’t know where she got that push-up bra,” he added. “That went out years ago.” He said he judged her personal wardrobe rather than her stage costumes.

The worst dressed, named by Blackwell in order of ranking from one to 10, were: Miss Midler, Princess Anne, actress Racquet Welch, tennis star Billie Jean King, Mrs. Onassis, actresses Elke Sommer and Sarah Miles, the Andrews Sisters, actress Liv Ullman and Bowie.

The designer criticized Mrs. Onassis for her casual wardrobe. “I’d like to see her in a dress. I’m tired of $5,000 worth of T-shirts,” he chided.

He called Princess Anne’s wedding dress dull and declared she “makes her mother, the Queen, look fashionable, and that takes some doing.”

Miss Welch, who was No. 1 on the worst dressed list last year, dropped to No. 3, but not because Blackwell likes her taste any better. “She looks worse, but she’s become less important,” he said.

To dillute the sour taste of his worst dressed awards, Blackwell added a list of ladies who deserve plaudits for being “fashion Independents.” In this category he chose: Liza Minnelli, Rose Kennedy, Ann-Margret, Princess Caroline of Monaco, models-actresses Paula Tate and Marisa Berenson, Mrs. Henry Ford II and Mrs. Fred Hayman, the wife of a Beverly Hills store owner.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Bette Midler’s Favorite Song From Gypsy:

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Monday, October 3, 2016

Bette Midler On Gypsy:

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Friday, September 30, 2016

Bette Midler On Playing Gypsy Her Way:

Bette Midler On Playing Gypsy Her Way: “I always thought Ethel was funny. I thought I was doing a musical comedy. Then it turned out I was really in a drama with music. But by that time it was too late. “But I brought a lot of rage to the back end of it because I understand all that stuff, too, all that rejection, and I wanted that stuff to be very powerful — even electrifying.” (1993)

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