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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Reminder: Watch HBO’s “Vito” Documentary Monday Night

The Washington Post
HBO’s ‘Vito’: How a movie buff found his own sense of outrage
By Hank Stuever, Sunday, July 22, 6:49 PM

“The things that you think are going to take 10 years take 100 years,” said gay rights activist and film historian Vito Russo. He said it to a camera, with some measure of lament, during an interview that took place more than two decades ago, but feels as if it happened a thousand years ago.

Russo, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1990 at 44, never got to see this fast-forwarded age of gay rights. In just the past decade, same-sex couples gained marriage rights in several states (and the District) and, in the past week, a Facebook petition frenzy soured appetites for Chick-fil-A, whose religious owner has donated a small fortune to the anti-gay marriage effort. You’d have to wonder what Russo would have made of all this — would he see satisfying social progress (Anderson Cooper! “RuPaul’s Drag Race!”) or would he still be in the thick of a bitter fight? Read More

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Video: Bette Midler – Chatanooga Choo Choo And Then Some…

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BetteBack: Bette Heads For London For A Little PR ~ March 23, 1973

Burlington Daily Times News
The Last Word
March 23, 1973

“I’ve gotten to come to terms with my face.” Sometimes I like it. Sometimes I hate it. It’s so changeable. I can never keep it still. You can read all my thoughts as they race across from left to right.” — America‘s Bette Midler, currently in Europe.

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BetteBack: Divining Miss M ~ March 27, 1973

The New York Times
Diving Miss M
March 27, 1973

THE Divine Miss M., as she calls herself, has been described as a funky blend of Mae West, Edith Piaf, Lotte Lenya and Sophie Tucker. On her first cabaret date in Hollywood, Calif, a sellout week at the Troubadour, she estabished a personality that shines with the grandes dames of the music halls.

Tagged by critics as “a bona fide original, an electric chanteuse,” the Divine Miss M. is also known as Bette Midler, and she insists it’s her real name. Bette is pronounced “Bet” because, according to Miss Midler, her mother thought that was how a famous movie star pronounced her first name. Read More

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