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Sunday, November 28, 2010

BetteBack: “To Err Is Midler, To Tour Is Divine…”

Time
Monday, Oct. 04, 1993
Bette, Better, Best
By RICHARD CORLISS

Four showgirls stride onto the Radio City Music Hall stage to play a fanfare. It is fitting that one of the strumpets with trumpets is chewing gum, for she and her sisters are introducing a supremely brassy babe. Crescendo! Curtain! Giant cotton-swab clouds! And there, radiant on a throne, sits the Arch Angel of Pop and Schlock. The message is clear: Bette Midler has lived up to her self-promotion. She is divine.

After 25 years as a singer, comedian, actress and a heavenly blend of all three, the lady has earned her halo. It may be mild hyperbole to call Midler the greatest entertainer in the universe — there are, after all, other galaxies yet to be explored — but who can doubt she’s the hardest-working woman in show biz? In New York City, where she stars until Oct. 23 in the longest stop of her first tour in a decade, Bette is poetry in perpetual motion, from her prompt entrance at 8:10 (royalty is always punctual) to her exhausted departure just before 11. She must cover about 10 miles a night in the mincing steps she takes across the Music Hall expanse. Playing the tacky chanteuse Delores DeLago in mermaid fin and motorized wheelchair, she races around like a Betty Andretti. She’ll go supine on the stage, as if it were her analyst’s couch, then busily buff the floor with her derriere. If there were windows in this grand Art Deco auditorium, she’d do them. Read More

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"Find your Light; They can't love you if they can't see you" ~ Bette Midler



* Access the monthly Bette Midler Jukebox: Click Here

This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Introducing Bobby Milford!

Mister D: Thought I’d plug a friend of mine (not literally, of course) and his beautiful voice. He is an honorary Bettehead, Bobby Milford, and he sings like an angel. If I didn’t think he was great, I wouldn’t even bother you with this, so just give him a listen. This is him singing my favorite Christmas classic, “O Holy Night.” If you’re not bashful and you enjoy, drop him a comment on You Tube.

Love, Mister D

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Shop At The Official Bette Midler Store: Click Here

"Find your Light; They can't love you if they can't see you" ~ Bette Midler



* Access the monthly Bette Midler Jukebox: Click Here

This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Singers Turned Actors (Thanks Andy)

Mister D: With the opening of “Burlesque” it was only a matter of time before an article appeared about “singers turned actors.” And here is the first one I’ve seen, thanks to Bettehead Andy, who sent this to my attention. Their list is rather skimpy and I question some of the movies they give as examples, especially Bette’s, but anyway here is the article:


Total Recall: Singers Turned Actresses
With Burlesque hitting theaters, we look at some notable thespians who started out as vocalists.
by Jeff Giles | Wednesday, Nov. 24 2010
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"Find your Light; They can't love you if they can't see you" ~ Bette Midler



* Access the monthly Bette Midler Jukebox: Click Here

This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com