BetteBack January 3, 1978: Is Bette Really Playing Janis Joplin?

Salina Journal
January 3, 1978

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Q: Will Bette Midler wind up portraying the late Janis Joplin on the screen? – W. 0., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

A: Opinion seems divided on that point. Bette’s upcoming film is titled simply “The Rose.” First word was that it is indeed based on Janis’s short and rather unhappy life. Frankly, that doesn’t sound like a part best suited to the ever-vivacious Bette.

But now we’re told the movie isn’t based on the late rock singer, who was known among friends as “Pearl.” The movie gets under way early this year, so we’ll have to wait and see.

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