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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Video: The Thorn (Complete) With Bette Midler

Bette Midler in The Divine Mr. J

The Thorn is a comic, religious satire movie released on May 24, 1974, as The Divine Mr. J. It was first shown as The Greatest Story Overtold at the Detroit Institute of Art in 1971. It was released on video in the early 1980s as The Thorn. It was written, directed and produced by Peter Alexander. Its release was legally challenged on grounds that its title and advertising deceptively exploited the fame of its co-star, Bette Midler.

Originally conceived as The Greatest Story Overtold, an irreverent spoof of the 1965 movie The Greatest Story Ever Told, the film was influenced by the increase in popularity and profitability of Christian evangelismPeter McWilliams wrote, produced, directed and edited the film under the pseudonym, Peter Alexander. He went on to write a broad range of mostly self-published, popular books.  It was filmed mostly in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan from 1970 to 1971. Read More

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Friday, May 25, 2018

LISTS 10 Best Bette Midler Movies and TV Shows

The Cinemaholic
LISTS: 10 Best Bette Midler Movies and TV Shows
By Team Cinemaholic 6
May 21, 2018

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Bette Midler is an American songwriter, singer, comedian, film producer and actress. Following a career that revolved around several Off-Off-Broadway shows, she rose to prominence as a singer and has sold over 30 million records worldwide. Bette Midler boasts of a career that spans half a century and has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards and two Tony Awards. Here’s the list of top Bette Midler movies. Read More

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Friday, February 24, 2017

BetteBack April 17, 1974: Bette Midler And Managers Not Thrilled With “The Divine Mister J”

Anderson Herald Bulletin
April 17, 1974

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Another belle unhappy about her debut into films is Bette Midler (“the divine Miss Midler”). Her managers are just as unhappy. Seems that before Bette became so divine she accepted a role in “The Divine Mr J.” a low budget flick for which she received an equally low budget
salary.

Now “ The Divine Mr J ” is on the verge of immediate release and look what’s happened to Bette in the meantime. She and managers are negotiating movie deals calling for whopping amounts of money and they are thoroughly convinced that the less than “ Divine Mr J ” isn t going to help their cause. Read More

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

From “The Thorn” – Date With An Angel – Bette Midler (Clip)

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