BootLeg Betty

Featuring A Harlette: Video – CHARLO CROSSLEY “I KNOW WHERE I’VE BEEN” – To Support Marsha Malamet (Intro by BRUCE VILANCH)

Music & Lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman from the Musical “Hairspray!”) Performed Live (with…

Featuring A Harlette: Chrissi Poland – New Gig, New Album, Worked With Bette Midler in 2014

Wicked Local Marshfield’s Chrissi Poland talks about coming home to perform By Ruth Thompson Posted Jul…

Featuring The Harlettes: The Black & White Sessions : Paulette McWilliams : “At Seventeen” (June 18, 2018)

Mister D: I thought I’d start featuring the Harlettes Bette Midler has gainfully employed over the…

Bette Midler, reporter George Christy, and former Harlette Charlotte Crossley – Circa Late 80’s

Bette Midler, reporter George Christy, and former Harlette Charlotte Crossley – Circa Late 80’s

Rescheduled: Charlo Crossley, The Legendary Harlette, Will Be Interviewed Friday Night; Call In With Your Questions

As you know Charlo was supposed to do an interview show last week with Chris Michael…

Former Harlette, Ula Hedwig, Has A Track On The New Album ‘Celebrate’ By Win Marcinak

  Unlike the blues, dance music has long been the province of gay men, as both…

Legendary Harlette, Charlo Crossley To Be Interviewed Tonight By Chris Michael Ward! Call In To Ask Questions! On Blog Talk Radio!

Spend a interesting evening with my guest Charlo Crossley as she shares her blessed life as…

Video: 1986 Bette Midler Mercury Sable Commercial – This Is The Commercial Bette Sued The Car Manufacturer For Using A Sound-A-Like After She Turned It Down

Mister D: This is former Harlette, but still a friend to Bette Midler and  background singer,…

5 Things We Learned From Jenifer Lewis’ Memoir ‘The Mother of Black

Essence 5 Things We Learned From Jenifer Lewis’ Memoir ‘The Mother of Black Hollywood’ Lyndsey McFail…

Bette Midler Visits Her Former Harlette Linda Hart & the Cast of Piece of My Heart

    Bette Midler took a field trip to the Pershing Square Signature Center to catch Piece…

Former Harlette Paulette McWilliams On Bette Midler

Pop Matters Her Best Is Yet to Come: An Interview with Paulette McWilliams By Christian John…

BetteBack November 2, 1979: Bette Midler ~ A ferocious little kitten

Daily Herald Bette Midler: a ferocious little kitten November 2, 1979 The press was growing impatient.…

Audio: The Last Time by Bette Midler

The Last Time by Bette Midler Let this be the last time. Let this be the…

Reminder: Bette On The Boards To Relaunch This Friday: Also…Other Sites To Visit!

Bette On The Boards Will Relaunch This Friday, March 1…also my 31st Anniversary with my partner!…

BetteBack January 7, 1978: All Aboard On The Bette Midler Party Train

Winnipeg Free Press Party time rolls around again January 7, 1978 What better time,than the festive…

Video: Oh My My/Friends ~ Bette Midler ~ 1976

“Friends – Oh My My!” And I am all alone. There is no one here beside…

BetteBack 1975: The Divine Miss M Explodes On The L.A. Scene

Press Telegram The Divine Miss M Explodes On The L.A. Scene December 30, 1975 Bette Midler‘s…

BetteBack 1975: The ‘Divine Miss M’ scores personal success on Broadway

Lowell Sun By WILLIAM E. SAHMENTO Sun Drama Critic June 13, 1975 NEW YORK – Who…

BetteBack 1975: Clams Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution Broadway Ticket Lines Dispel Recession Blues By Bill Crawford May 14, 1975 “Clams on…

Former Harlette Jenifer Lewis On Bette Midler, Harlettes, Her New Internet Series, And More

Mister D: The photo Ms. Lewis talks about came from Bootleg Betty’s Facebook Page on which…

Book: “Songs for the New Depression” By Kergan Edwards-Stout

Winner – 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Award – LGBTQ Shortlist – 2011 Independent Literary Award…

BetteBack: Bette’s Start In A Nutshell

Dover Times Reporter TV Mailbag November 30, 1973 What can you tell me about Bette Midler?…

BetteBack Gossip: Bette Didn’t Want To Work Vegas

Middlesboro Daily News By Earl Wilson November 30, 1973 Bette Midler, who doesn’t want to work…

The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Of Company B

Alt Sounds Tune of the (yester)day: Bette Midler – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Issue #75 “Midler’s…

BetteBack: “…now let’s sing it out this time for “Tinkerbell”

Wisconsin State Journal How’s She.Doing? Great, You Bette! By DONALD DAVIES October 17, 1973 The reigning…

BetteBack: An “….Intensified, More Dramatic Version Of Peggy Lee”

Capital Times Bette Midler: Campy, Kooky, And Terrific By ROBERT LaBRASCA October 17, 1973 You have…

BetteBack: Bette Enchants Even On A Particularly Bad Night!

Albuquerque Journal Bette Midler Enchants Audience By SCOTT BEAVEN October 8, 1973 By the time Bette…

BetteBack: “A blasto from the pasto” ~ October 4, 1973

Albuquerque Journal The Divine Miss M To Appear Here Tonight October 4, 1973 They call her…

BetteBack: Bette Shimmy’s And Shakes The Phoenix Symphony Hall ~ October 4, 1973

Phoenix Arizona Republic Miss M shakes the house By Hardy Price October 4, 1973 You’ve all…

Calling All UK Bette Midler & Barry Manilow Fans ~ Tribute Show Arriving!!! ~ August 25, 2012

Calling all UK Bette Midler & Barry Manilow Fans ~ The UK’s ONLY tribute to these two…

SCTV’s Andrea Martin (Edith Prickley) Parodies Bette Midler At The Baths ~ Thanks Richard!!!

Mister D: My friend, Richard Knight, Jr (Scrooge & Marley) sent this wonderful clip to me.…

BetteBack: “Martha Raye would give her eye teeth and a box of poppers for a tour like ours.”

San Mateo Times THE MARQUEE By Barbara Bladen Flashy, Trashy and Infectious Miss M October 1,…

BetteBack Concert Review: “She gave so much. I want to go see her again” ~ September 29, 1973

Oakland Tribune Bette Comes Back September 29, 1973 With due respect to Carol, Little Darlin’ and…

BetteBack: Totally Bananas! ~ September 12, 1973

Press Telegram Bette Midler—wonderful bananas! Story and Photo By DENISE KUSEL September 12, 1973 Lights dimmed.…

Bette On The Boards Presents: Bette Midler – Miss Millennium Tour (Dress Rehearsal)

Clip one: Originally there was going to be a rap number during the Delores DeLago segment…

BetteBack: Former Harlette, Melissa Manchester, Heads Out On Her Own

Mister D: Bette did record one of Melissa’s songs, entitled, “Easy” but was never released on…

Jenifer Lewis Review: “…an African-American Bette Midler-plus” ~ July 28, 54 Below

New York Times Self-Aware as a Diva With Showy Peculiarities and Opinions By STEPHEN HOLDEN July…

New Yorkers!!! 2 More Nights And 4 Shows With The Great Jenifer Lewis July 27 and 28, 54 Below

  Jenifer Lewis WITH Marc Shaiman July 27 and 28 at 8PM & 11PM: Following a twenty-year absence from…

My Friend, Singer-Songwriter/Recording Artist, Janine And “The Trilogy Of M’s”

Mister D: If I were you, I’d take a listen at all three of Janine’s CD’s!…

Melissa Manchester – from Harlette to the Grammy Awards

The Seattle Lesbian Melissa Manchester – from Harlette to the Grammy Awards Wednesday, October 12, 2011…