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Friday, April 13, 2018

TOP 10: LOOKING FOR OSCAR GLORY AFTER 1991 (Bette Makes The List Twice)

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TOP 10: LOOKING FOR OSCAR GLORY AFTER 1991
By Sam Coffey – Apr 4, 20180

ACCA 1991As voting continues in ACCA 1991, Awards Circuit celebrates the many great films of 1991, perhaps one of the most historic years in Oscar history.  A number of talented performers, directors, writers, and craftsmen were nominated (or won!) for their great achievements but have somehow not found their way back to the Dolby Theatre.  Mercifully, some actors who remained on this barren list for ages eventually found Oscar glory again, with Robert De Niro landing his first nomination since “Cape Fear” with “Silver Linings Playbook” and Laura Dern doing the same in 2014 with “Wild” following up her first nomination for “Rambling Rose.”  Unfortunately, too many winners and nominees from 1991 have passed away, failing to get back to Oscar since this year, including Jessica TandyJack Palance, cinematographer Adrian Biddle, and shockingly Jonathan Demme. Read More

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

For The Boys Trailer.#2 – Bette Midler

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Monday, March 7, 2016

BetteBack February 18, 1994: Midler – ‘For the Boys’ not based on Raye’s Life

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
February 18, 1994

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For the record, Bette Midler says her movie, “For The Boys,” has nothing to do with Martha Raye. Miss Midler denied in court Wednesday that she based “For The Boys” on the life of Miss Raye, who cheered U.S. troops with her brassy song-and-dance act.

“The stories have no resemblance except for one thing — they both were entertainers during wartime,” Midler said.

Midler acknowledged that she saw a treatment of Raye’s life, but said she also researched such performers as Pearl Bailey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Ann-Margret and “all the Miss Americas.” Read More

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Today in Entertainment History

Today in Entertainment History
By The Associated Press
February 23, 2016 12:00 am

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On February 23rd, 1957, Porter Wagoner joined the Grand Ole Opry.

In 1965, Stan Laurel of the Laurel and Hardy comedy team died in Santa Monica, California. He was 74.

In 1970, Canada’s music awards, the Junos, were presented for the first time. The Guess Who won for best group that year.

In 1978, at the 20th annual Grammy Awards, The Eagles won Record of the Year for “Hotel California.” ”Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac won the Album of the Year award. Debby Boone was named best new artist. Read More

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings – Diva Las Vegas – 1997

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Friday, December 18, 2015

BetteBack July 6, 1993: Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered Bette (Interview)

Elyria Chronicle Telegram
July 6, 1993

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Bette Midler, having survived the flop that was “For the Boys,” could use some movie magic at the box office. Will Disney‘s wild and whimsical witchy romp “Hocus Pocus” do the trick?

“I sulked and cried for so long after ‘For the Boys,’ I didn’t think anybody wanted to see me again. I turned down ‘Sister Act.’ I turned down everything. I stayed home and planted a garden,” the Divine Miss M told Rex Reed in an interview for Premiere magazine. “Now I’m over it. There’s no linear logic in this business, and I was too naive to know it Bottom line? ‘For the Boys’ was my life. I developed it; I raised the money, I produced it I killed myself making a picture for a grown-up audience, only to discover the grown-ups for whom it was made don’t go to movies anymore,… ‘For the Boys’ was doomed, and I took it personally. I gave them my heart, my guts, and my soul, and they didn’t want it Now I’m going to give them what they want… The movie business sucks, because most of the pictures are being made by young, callow men with no life experience and no point of view…. I’ve made bad pictures before because I wasn’t selective. … I have my own production company now…. If you worry about yesterday, you sink. Listen, honey, in 10 years people may took back on Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and say. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.’ Life is full of ups and downs. Hon, I wanted to be Esther Williams, but I couldn’t swim…. And if “Hocus Pocus’ flops, I’m living proof that one bad movie is not the end. Movie musicals may be dead, but baby, thank God I can still get out on a stage and shake my ass.” Read More

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Sunday, December 6, 2015

BetteBack January 10, 1993: What Happened To That Martha Raye Lawsuit?

Kokomo Tribune
January 10, 1993

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Q one of my favorite films of the past few years • was Bette Midler‘s “For the Boys.” I heard that a lawsuit was filed against Midler by Martha Raye, accusing Bette of stealing the idea for the film. Is that accurate?—Kim Riordan, Seymour, Conn.

A Though the facts in the case are still in dispute, it is true that Martha Raye, 76, filed a $6 million lawsuit last July against Bette Midler, her production company, 20th Century-Fox and the producers of “For the Boys,” alleging that the 1991 movie—a major box-office flop—was ripped off from a written film treatment of Raye’s life story. According to the comedienne’s lawyers, Fox has admitted that the story was “inspired by Martha Raye’s life.” The studio, however, would not comment. Read More

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Monday, November 30, 2015

BetteBack November 13, 1992: Director Mark Rydell On ‘For The Boys,’ Bette Midler, And James Caan

Winslow Mail
November 13, 1992

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Director Mark Rydell says he “loved desperately” his film “For the Boys,” which fared poorly at the box office.

Although its star, James Caan, blamed the failure on co-star Bette Midler, whom he called “incredibly stupid,”

Rydell says the picture was marketed wrong.

He says, “It was an error to try to sell it as a Bette Midler musical.

Some people thought it was a concert film about the Persian Gulf.”

As for Caan’s ill-considered comment. Read More

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

BetteBack August 23, 1992: Caan On ‘For The Boys’

Syracuse Herald Journal
August 23, 1992

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Caan doesn’t consider his last film, “For the Boys” a bad judgment call, although the film, in which he played a comedian partnered with Midler, was a huge flop.

“The marketing was … They (20th Century Fox) sold it as a Bette Midler musical. There’s a picture in there that nobody’s ever going to see.”

Caan’s opinion of his co-star is equally low.

“Bette’s full of… She’s extremely stupid,” Caan said. “Barry Diller (then Fox’s top executive) isn’t very far behind her. Her intention is to be a producer but she couldn’t build a chair. If you’re going to be a builder, you build the outhouse first You don’t start with San Simeon.” Read More

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Friday, November 27, 2015

BetteBack August 18, 1992: James Caan Blames Midler For ‘Boys’ Failure

Winnipeg Free Press
August 18, 1992

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James Caan isn’t about to start a new chapter of the Bette Midler fan club.

The actor blames Midler for the non-success of their flick, For The Boys.

Says Caan: “Bette Midler is very stupid. She’s not a bad person, but stupid in terms of grey matter. I mean, I like her, but I like my dog, too.

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