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Friday, January 4, 2013

Phil Spector Movie: A Lost “Bette”

USA Today
Phil Spector‘ pulls Mamet, Pacino and Mirren to HBO
By Robert Bianco
January 4, 2013

Bette On The Set

Whatever else he may have been or done, Phil Spector was always a magnet for great talent.

As a record producer, and the creator of The Wall of Sound, he worked with everyone from the Righteous Brothers to The Beatles to Ike and Tina Turner. And now, as the subject of a March HBO movie about his trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson, he’s pulled together Al Pacino, Helen Mirren and, as writer and director, David Mamet. Read More

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Video: Billy Crystal and Bette Midler talk about “Parental Guidance” & the scarcity of family films

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Parental Guidance: “For anyone wanting an escapist, family movie, Parental Guidance is just the ticket”

Birmingham Mail
Film Review: Parental Guidance (U)
4 Jan 2013 11:18

Such is Hollywood’s aversion to anyone growing old, films with leading grandparent roles are few and far between.

But those that are made don’t have to feature stars as far into twilight as Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn were in On Golden Pond (1980).

After all, we’re all supposed to be getting younger and it’s never been exceptional for people around 60 to become grandparents.

Parental Guidance is a variation on Home Alone, with grandparents Artie Decker (Billy Crystal, 64) and Diane (a still livewire Bette Midler, 67) arriving to look after her daughter’s three children while the parents go away. Read More

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Audio: “Surabaya Johnny” By Bette Mider

Surabaya Johnny” By Bette Mider
(written by Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill) 

I was young, I was just sixteen then, when you came up from Burma one day. And you told me to pack up my suitcase, and I did, and you took me away. I said, “Do you work nice and steady, or do you go sailing and roving out to sea?” And you said, “I have a job on the railroad, and baby, how swell it’s all gonna be.” You said a lot, Johnny. It was all lies. You sure had me fooled, right from the start. I hate you when you laugh at me like that. Take that pipe out of your mouth, Johnny.

Surabaya Johnny. Is it really the end?
Surabaya Johnny. Will the hurt ever mend?
Surabaya Johnny. Ooh, I burn at your touch.
You got no heart, Johnny, but oh, I love you so much.

Oh, at first you were kind and gentle,
’til I packed up and went off with you.
And it lasted two weeks until one day
you laughed at me and hit me too.
You dragged me all over the city,
up the river and down to the sea.
Now I look at myself in the mirror
and some old woman looks back at me.
You didn’t want love, Johnny, you wanted money.
I gave you all I had. You wanted more.
Oh, don’t look at me that way.
I’m only trying to talk to you.
Wipe that grin off your face, Johnny. Read More

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BetteBack December 11, 1976: Lotte Lenya Offers To Coach Bette For “Seven Deadly Sins”

Colorado Springs Gazette
December 11, 1976

Not only is Bette Midler going to debut with the New York City Ballet as Annie in George Balancbine’s revival of “Seven Deadly Sins,” but Lotte Lenya, who originated the role some 40 years ago, called to offer her assistance. And you had better believe Bette jumped at the chance to be “coached” by the legendary Miss Lenya.

The ballet, with music and script by Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill, will’ run a week.

And one of the Divine Miss M‘s other projects is a real old-fashioned film being written for her that is a tear jerker about a New York autograph seeker. Read More

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BetteBack December 5, 1976: More On Those Movies

The Manhattan Mercury
Sunday, December 5, 1976

Short Takes—Bette Midler has signed to star in two films for Columbia. The first, to be written by Joan Rivers and George Furth, is described as a contemporary musical farce; the second will be a drama by Arnold Schulman about an autograph seeker.

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