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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Video: Bette Midler – The Rose Trailer

“The Rose” was first recorded by Bette Midler for the soundtrack of the 1979 film The Rose in which it plays under the closing credits. However the song was not written for the movie: Amanda McBroom recalls, “I wrote it in 1977 [or] 1978, and I sang it occasionally in clubs. … Jim Nabors had a local talk show, and I sang [“The Rose”] on his show once.”[1] According to McBroom she wrote “The Rose” in response to her manager’s suggestion that she write “some Bob Seger-type tunes” to expedite a record deal: McBroom obliged by writing “The Rose” in forty-five minutes. Said McBroom: “‘The Rose’ is … just one verse [musically] repeated three times. When I finished it, I realized it doesn’t have a bridge or a hook, but I couldn’t think of anything to [add].” ...  Read More

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler – The Rose – The Drag Bar Scene – 1979

Bette in The Rose - Drag bar scene
Bette in The Rose – Drag bar scene
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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Bette, and More Singers Turned Oscar-Nominated Actors

Hollywood Reporter
Jennifer Hudson, Cher, Bette, and More Singers Turned Oscar-Nominated Actors
by Christi Carras
10/23/2018 

Bette Midler in The Roses
Bette Midler in The Rose

Everyone loves a double-threat, especially the Academy. Lady Gaga has already sparked Oscar buzz with her starring performance in Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born, and should the “Bad Romance” singer score a 2018 nomination, she’ll join a long lineage of singers-turned-movie-stars — including her A Star is Born predecessors Barbra Streisand and Judy Garland.

Crooners like Frank Sinatra, pop stars like Cher, soul singers like Jennifer Hudson and Motown legends like Diana Ross have all transitioned into critically acclaimed film careers. But only a select few have reached the Academy’s upper acting echelons.  ...  Read More

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

This Day In History:  ‘The Rose’ Soundtrack Was Released August 22, 1979 A Few Months Before The Movie

In 1979, Atlantic Records releases the soundtrack album by Bette Midler to the movie of the same name, “The Rose”; Billboard 200: #12; 2 million copies; “The Rose”

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Tropes And Trivia From Bette Midler’s Film “The Rose”

Bette Midler, The Rose, Concert Scene Source: TV Tropestrope is a storytelling device or convention, a shortcut for describing situations the storyteller can reasonably assume the audience will recognize. Metaphors are the means by which a story is told by anyone who has a story to tell. We collect them, for fun involved. Tropes are not the same thing as cliches. They may be brand new but seem trite and hackneyed; they may be thousands of years old but seem fresh and new. They are not bad; they are not good; tropes are tools that the creator of a work of art uses to express their ideas to the audience. It’s pretty much impossible to create a story without tropes.

Tropes And Trivia From Bette Midler’s Film “The Rose”

Film Trivia

  • The Cameo: Pioneering openly-gay musician Sylvester (“You Make Me Feel Mighty Real”) as the African-American female impersonator in the gay bar. Star-Making Role: Gave Bette Midler her first taste at movie stardom. What Could Have BeenKen Russell was offered to direct this film, but chose to direct a biopic about Rudolph Valentino, which tanked at the box office. Russell stated that it was the biggest mistake of his career. The film was picked up by Mark Rydell.

    Film Tropes

    Abusive Parents: One of whom is played by Doris Roberts (Mrs. Foster/Rose’s mother). Award-Bait Song: The title tune, sung by Midler, is an aversion; because composer Amanda McBroom hadn’t written the song specifically for the movie, it was ineligible for Academy Award consideration. (It did win Midler a Grammy Award, however, and became a massive hit.) Bi the Way: Rose is caught making out with a woman named Sarah, which sends Houston into a fit of rage. Broken Bird: Rose Broken Tears: Rose’s character frequently has these, whether she’s performing on stage, arguing with her manager or her boyfriend and through other personal struggles. Downer Ending Driven to Suicide: Rose, heartbroken after her breakup with Houston, decides to indulge in a fatal combination of heroin, alcohol, and barbiturates before her concert. Foreshadowing: Remember the tear-stricken out-of-breath sounding opening monologue by Rose in the beginning? Oh God. Once you saw the whole movie (up to the tragic ending), the film’s opening will make a lot of sense and a lot of tears. Love Triangle: Several examples, but the main one is Rose’s choice between Houston and her desire for fame. Never Accepted in His Hometown: Rose wants desperately to return to her hometown a success. It doesn’t go well for her. No Celebrities Were Harmed: Rose is a thinly-veiled version of Janis Joplin. Oscar Bait: Like Rose, Bette Midler sings, she gets strung out, and she dies. Midler was nominated for Best Actress but lost to Sally Field (Norma Rae). Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll: Lots of all three. During the first on-screen concert, it’s even a “crowd chant.” The ’60s: The film was set in 1969… Present-Day Past: …although it looks more like The ’70s, considering the year the film was released (1979). Slut-Shaming: Inverted when Rose tells Houston the football story, then played straight in the western bar. Tagline: 

    She gave… And gave… And gave. Until she had nothing left to give. ...  Read More

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bette Midler calls ‘Hello, Dolly’ the role of a lifetime

The show-stopping actress and legend reflect with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on her divine career, from “Beaches” and “Hocus Pocus” to Broadway.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood

Insider 28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood Desiree O, Brit + Co Jul. 27, 2018, 4:46 PM ...  Read More

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Royalties to Bette Midler’s iconic album ‘The Rose’ are up for auction right now

Out & About In Nashville Own some of the profit from Bette Midler’s ‘The Rose’ album You gotta pay for it, though July 27, 2018 By Joseph Brant bette midler, the rose It’s probably the perfect gift for that die-hard Bette Midler fan who has everything. Royalties to Bette Midler’s iconic album ‘The Rose’ are up for auction right now. Yeah, you read that right. You’d be purchasing ownership of the original soundtrack. As of this writing, the top bid is over $75,000. The winner of ‘The Rose’ auction will literally own a slice of pop music history and earn money each time the best-known song from the Divine Miss M streams or is sold. The title song from the film that launched Bette’s movie career and turned her into a Grammy, Tony, and Emmy winning superstar, “The Rose” is an evergreen royalty-earning asset … and the coming Broadway adaptation of ‘The Rose’ is set to generate even more interest in her always-popular catalog. The listing is sure to note that this offer is only regarding the original recordings and not the upcoming Broadway release and its music. Even at that price point, there is some small print attached to the offer but hey… if you’re willing to pony up nearly 80 grand you’re gonna want to check out the small print, yes? Previous 12 months royalties amount to $6900 so… quick math: it’ll take you just under eleven years to earn back your investment. Think of all the dinner party conversations you’ll own, though! All the details—and the place where you’ll place your bid—are right here(link is external).
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Video: Catch The Rose (1979) full HD Online – Hope This Works

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Who Sampled Bette Midler?

bette midler, psuhing hair up Source: Who Sampled Bette Midler Song and Album: Daytime Hustler by Bette Midler The Divine Miss M Atlantic 1972 Producers: Ahmet Ertegun, Barry Manilow, Geoffrey Haslam Groups and Songs that Sampled “Daytime Hustler: Bust a Move by Young MC (1988) Dissolve by The Chemical Brothers (2010) The Magic Number (Too Mad Mix) by De La Soul (1989) What It Is by AKA Brothers (1991) Hustler by The Godfathers (Hip-Hop Group) (2013) Five Minute Mission by Mixrace (1993) Bishbosh by Yolk (1992) Bette Midler Song and Album: Mr. Rockefeller by Bette Midler Songs for the New Depression Atlantic 1976 Producer: Mark Klingman

Groups and Songs that Sampled “Mr. Rockefeller”: ...  Read More

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