Bootleg Betty Is Officially Closed! Long Live Bette Midler!


It’s that time. Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty is officially closed. I will leave the site up for archival purposes, so I hope you can still enjoy and use that information.

Thank you all for the wonderful support over the years. I really appreciated the comments, facebook messages, emails, cards, and phone calls. It is quite overwhelming.

I’d like to thank a few people who have been instrumental in BLB’s success over the years: Darrell Redmond, Barry Shermer, Steve Weiner, Tom Miro, Sammy Miro, and Nicola Calder. They all helped with the foundation of the site.

Thank you all again for a fabulous and divine ride that I’ll never forget!

For more information on Bette Midler, please visit these sites:

Bette Midler: Simply Divine
Bette On The Boards
Bette On The Boards: Facebook
Bette Midler-Fansite: Facebook

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15 Responses to Bootleg Betty Is Officially Closed! Long Live Bette Midler!

  1. Marcia says:

    No!! Thank you so much for running such a great site for all these years. I, for one, will miss it more than I can say.

  2. stephen says:

    We love you Don! Thank you for everything. We, including Bette, are lucky to have you. muah! xoxo

  3. Candace says:

    I’m sad that BLB is closing but totally understand. Thank you for being my go to site for Bette Midler! I could always depend on you Mr. D for the up to date information! I love everything about BLB! You are an inspiration to us all! Thanks again, for everything!

  4. Eze says:

    Don, thanks for everything!!! I wish you the best!!!

  5. RJGinNV says:

    Mister D,

    What you’ve done over the past 12+ years with BLB has been absolutely amazing. I’ve never seen such a level of commitment by anyone, anywhere, and you are an inspiration to all those who share your passion. I know you will succeed with your new path in life, and hope you’re still open to getting an occasional e-mail–I’d love to hear about grad school, and events in your life, as they unfold. Bette was never represented better, than she was with BLB. Thanks for the keeping the site open–I have a feeling I’ll still be visiting it on a daily basis. Best wishes!!! xoxo

  6. Mister D says:

    Thanks Ron. Let’s do keep in touch. You’ve always been such a great support! xx

  7. Eric McComas says:

    Good luck with your future endeavors, Don! Keep in touch on FB! I will definitely miss the site but I understand and respect your decision to end it.


    Eric McComas

  8. Jill says:

    Truly a bittersweet moment for us all. Don, you were truly the wind beneath many Betteheads’ wings. I will be at a lost without this site but I will take great joy in the fact that you are happy and moving along. There will never be another site like this and that is a testament to you. I feel, like many others I am sure, that we will still be checking on this site every day. Not only to get a glimpse of Bette but also of you. Many of us came to this site for Bette news but stayed for the originator. You should know that you have fans. Many many of them. Over the years we came to know, respect, care and adore you almost as much as the person this site is tributed to. I hope life leads you well and as Bette said to Rosie in her finale, I wish you love!

    My deepest respect and warmest wishes on your journey.


  9. Miss Jane says:

    Unka Don

    It has been a fun ride. I hope your new endeavors give you as much joy as BLB has. You will be missed oh so very much.

    Listen you diva, you can feel free to pop in when school is on break….hint hint.

    Love ya much bro


  10. Mister D says:

    Thank you Miss Jane!

  11. Mister D says:

    Thanks everybody! You’re stealing my heart! Much love, Don

  12. Paul says:

    Thank you the wonderful site
    Good luck

  13. Albert says:

    Don, what could I possibly add that hasn’t been said better by someone else. I will miss your site because of you, your wit and endless up to date information made you “The Site” to go to for everything Bette.

    I always check in on you on all my travels, as I’m doing now, and always will think of you still.

    Best wishes to you and much happiness, you have more than earned your place in our hearts and memories.

    Thank you!!

  14. Thank you so much for everything, Don. It’s meant so much to me. You’ll never know.

  15. Jim Matthews says:

    Dear Don,
    I’m sad that you’re ending BLB but hey, you deserve to have a life! : )
    Can’t express all the fun I’ve had reading this blog. Without BLB I probably
    would have gotten a lot more work done on a daily basis! All the best to a
    wonderful guy. I hope we will stay in touch. Say hi to Barry for me. And thank you again, my friend.