BootLeg Betty

BetteBack July 31, 1975: Bette Midler – “I hate it when they call me ugly…”

Van Nuys Valley News July 31, 1975 Inside Bette Midler, who made her reputation as the brash, tough, bigger-than-life Divine…

BetteBack July 2, 1975: Bette Midler Begins Singing Lessons

Press Telegram July 2, 1975 Bette Midler said at Stars Deli she’s taking singing lessons (Don’t go and spoil everything!)…

(On The First Wive’s Club Sequel): “People love to jump to conclusions.

(On The First Wive’s Club Sequel): “People love to jump to conclusions. I’ve been at it so long I never…

BetteBack December 12, 1998: Bette And Cher Show Up At The Billboard Music Awards

Indiana Gazette December 12, 1998 Bette Midler and Cher were quite something at the Billboard Music Awards the other night.…

BetteBack October 31, 1998: Bette Midler Gets A Reunion Of Sorts

Northwest Florida Daily October 31, 1998 Roseanne orchestrated a little reunion for Bette Midler with her former piano player Barry…

BetteBack September 29, 1998: Nathan Lane Talks Bette Midler

Amarillo Daily News September 29, 1998 Nathan Lane felt instant chemistry with Bette Midler on the set of Isn’t She…

Betteback September 25, 1998: Midler Mostly Divine On Bathhouse Betty

Lowell Sun September 25, 1998 The Divine Miss M returns with a new CD that is as eclectic as her…

BetteBack September 9, 1998: Is Victoria Principle Bette Midler’s Sister?

Altoona Mirror September 9, 1998 Q: Late one night I was listening to the radio, and I heard two announcers…

BetteBack June 12, 1998: Bette Midler To Star In Jackie Susann Bio

Lowell Sun June 12, 1998 The late Jackie Susann, author of 60’s bestsellers like ‘Valley Of The Dolls‘ had a…

BetteBack May 26, 1998: Rosie O’Donnell On Bette Midler

Syracuse Herald May 26, 1998 Ever since Rosie O’Donnell was eleven years old, she’s known exactly what she wanted to…

BetteBack September 1998: Bathhouse Betty Review (Gay Today)

Gay Today CD Review By Jack Nichols September 1998 It was early autumn, 1970. Manhattan‘s Continental Baths, a luxurious house…

BetteBack September 1998: Bathhouse Betty Review

All Music September 1998 This 12-song album tries to be all things to all Bette Midler fans: there’s high camp…

BetteBack January 14, 1998: Bette Midler Moving Forward With “Harlettes” TV Series

Daily News January 14, 1998 They’re moving forward on the “Harlettes” TV series pilot, being produced by Bette Midler‘s All…

BetteBack January 15, 1998: Kathy Najimy On Bette Midler

New Braunfels Herald January 15, 1998 People who knew me in high school thought I was not going to be…

Bette Midler On Singing:

Bette Midler On Singing: “I really feel I’ve improved as a singer. Plus, I took up the piano, which has…

Bette Midler On Her Character:

Bette Midler On Her Character: “I’d like to think of myself as a positive kind of person. I talk about…

Bette Midler At Hulaween 2016 (She Came As Winnie And Left As “The Rose”)

    Bette Midler as “The Rose” (Photo by Christy Labonte) Bette with guest and Darlene Love Kathy Griffin &…

Bette Midler On The Movie Business:

Bette Midler On The Movie Business: “It’s disheartening to do a film, which is very hard work and which takes…

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture:

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture: “Particularly in music, all you ever hear today is what’s current. Not…

BetteBack January 22, 1974: Bette Browses Bookstore

Morris Daily Herald January 22, 1974 J U S T A N O R D IN A R Y Greenwich…

Bette Midler On Second Leg Of Experience The Divine:

Bette Midler On Second Leg Of Experience The Divine: “Ah, the ’70s! A fabulous decade in retrospect!” (Washington Post, 1994)

Bette Midler On Clams:

Bette Midler On Clams: “There’ll be lots of tapping,” Bette says, “but I will not be doing any of it.…

Bette Midler On Her Distinctive Style Of Performing:

Bette Midler On Her Distinctive Style Of Performing: “I guess the extra ingredient is energy. I was hyperactive as a…

Bette Midler On Marriage:

Bette Midler On Marriage: “ It’s a struggle. It hasn’t been easy. We’ve had a lot of rough patches, but…

Bette Midler On Her Early Plans:

Bette Midler On Her Early Plans: “I have a few more musical statements to make before I leave my public.”…

Bette Midler On Performing:

Bette Midler On Performing: “I love performing anywhere; I thrive on the madness,” she said. “Even though it’s hysterical, I’d…

Bette Midler In Concert:

Bette Midler In Concert: “I’m the last of the tacky women. . . trash with flash.” (European Stars And Stripes,…

Bette Midler On Her Early Costumes:

Bette Midler On Her Early Costumes: “If I’m feeling good, I may trash it up with a silver lame I…

Bette Midler On Her Last Appearance On Johnny Carson:

Bette Midler On Her Last Appearance On Johnny Carson: “It was probably the happiest night of my whole life, completely…

Bette Midler On Experience The Divine:

Bette Midler On Experience The Divine: “I’ve been pushed around by directors for 10 years. What comes out of my…