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Monday, September 18, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton Feuded With Bette Midler On The Rose

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Stanton played a small role in the 1979 filmThe Rose” as a famed singer whose work is idolized by the title character played by Bette Midler. His character insults The Rose and asks her not to perform his songs. Stanton perhaps took the role a little bit to an extreme and began insulting Midler. On the recent Criterion Collection reissue of the film, Midler waxes fondly about all the cast, but still seems comically resentful of Stanton; she did, after all, once have a production company called “We Hold a Grudge Productions.” (Gold Derhy) Read More

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Bette Midler – VH1- For The Boys – Special – 1991

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Amanda McBroom (Songwriter, The Rose): Golden Globe Memories

Golden Globes
Amanda McBroom: Golden Globe Memories
by Armando Gallo August 9, 2017

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In 1980 director Mark Rydell’s The Rose launched Bette Midler’s career in earnest and garnered five Golden Globe nominations, including two Globes for Middler and a Best Song Award for Amanda McBroom’s titular song. Amanda was born in Burbank, August 9, 1947, the daughter of film star of the 1940s David Bruce and a drama teacher. She was destined to follow in the family footsteps and she began acting at the age of 3.  Writing songs was always a hobby for her as she worked as an actress in films and many TV shows until her late ‘20s.  The Rose was a miracle waiting to happen. Read More

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

15 Camp Film Classics Every Gay Must See By Michael Musto

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15 Camp Film Classics Every Gay Must See
By Michael Musto
MON, 2017-07-31 10:22

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Let me dim all the houselights and return to my favorite topic—campy films that you absolutely have to experience in order to attain your gay card. Some of these are campy because they’re trying to be, while others happen to be inadvertently hilarious epics that are so-bad-they’re-good, and that’s what makes them a camp. Whatever the case, go watch them immediately:

Mommie Dearest (1981)

Is it the movie that destroyed Faye Dunaway’s career or the one in which she shone most brilliantly? It’s hard to say, since she won the Golden Razzie for Worst Actress and was the runner-up for the New York Film Critics Best Actress award the very same year. She’s certainly a full throttle Joan (way before Jessica Lange in Feud) as she swivels her shoulder pads, raises her already raised eyebrows, and tortures daughter Christina. The mix of fashion show, tell-all, and Greek drama has long been irresistible to gays, whose nervous laughs always turn into shrieks of horror. Bring me the axe? No, bring me Mommie Dearest. (Faye lovers can also check out The Eyes of Laura MarsPuzzle of a Downfall Child, and just about everything she ever did). Read More

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Monday, July 17, 2017

40 years later, Bette Midler’s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study

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40 years later, Bette Midler‘s ‘Rose’ a better rockumentary than character study
RETRO FILM REVIEW: The Rose
July 15, 2017 Joseph Brant

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You’re either old enough to have seen this film at least once, or you’re so young that you’ve not ever heard of it. There doesn’t really seem to be an in-between.

Bette Midler is an icon, a gay icon of the highest stature and though she had a moment of breakthrough to the pop culture zeitgeist a year or so ago with a Kardashian Twitter fued(link is external), and despite a coveted ‘Belle of the Ball’ appearance (and win) at this year’s Tony Awards for her universally acclaimed performance in Hello Dolly, she’s not held the American imagination as much as when she first broke through in the 1970s. Or even during her return to form, a film renaissance in the late 1980s. Read More

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Doris Roberts (The Rose, Everybody Loves Raymond) Dies At 90

BBC News
Doris Roberts: Everybody Loves Raymond star dies at 90
April 19, 2016

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Doris Roberts, who was best known for playing meddling mother Marie Barone in US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has died aged 90.

A family spokeswoman said the actress died in Los Angeles overnight on Sunday in her sleep. She added Roberts had been healthy and active.

The actress won four Emmys for her role in Raymond, which ran from 1996 – 2005.

Her on-screen son Ray Romano paid tribute saying she “had an energy and a spirit that amazed me”. Read More

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Review: The Rose

The Examiner
‘The Rose‘ is very good
April 5, 2016

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The theatrical world is anxiously awaiting the revival of the classic musical “Hello Dolly,” starring now 70 year-old Bette Midler in the role made famous by Carol Channing. Dolly is a diva, but Midler she got her film start by playing a very different kind of diva than Dolly Levi. Her first character of note, “The Rose,” was a self-destructive but extraordinarily talented rock and roller.

“The Rose” is loosely based on the life of the hard rock heroine Janis Joplin. Bette Midler plays Mary Rose Foster, a Southern girl who escapes to the city to pursue her musical career. With a distinctive voice and blues attitude, she shoots to the top of the record charts. But she comes to love drugs and alcohol more than her music. Basically insecure about her social and love lives, she does a lousy job of picking friends and lovers. Her manager is Rudge Campbell (played by Alan Bates), who is greedy. On the rebound from a failed affair with a fellow musician, Rose has a relationship with a limo driver, Houston Dyer (played by Frederic Forrest). She is very excited about going back to her hometown in Florida as star. As the story progresses, Rose becomes more and more exhausted and gets increasingly closer to a breakdown. Read More

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Rose: “You Know You Are In The Presence Of A Brilliant, Once-In-A-Lifetime Performer”

Brattle Theatre Film Notes
The Rose
By Leo Racicot
March 1, 2016

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Bette Midler is tiny; so tiny (5’1″) that surprise is what you feel seeing her in person. I have been blessed to watch her do her thing live many times in many different places and always come away on Cloud Nine thinking, “How does that great, big voice and all that tremendous energy come out of that little sprite?” But Midler’s stature belies the power of her spirit. Oftentimes I have witnessed that spirit fireball out of a theater or arena to where it ascends and covers the place in a protective bubble of vitality and verve. In other words, no stadium, no opera house, no hall, however cavernous, can contain her infectious energy. I watched in awe one time when she was first staring out in her career, appear before what had to be, for her, a disappointing Symphony Hall crowd (the place was maybe a third full). That girl worked her tail off like you would not believe, strutting and camping, doing cartwheels, belting songs to the rafters, sending her now-trademark Hawaiian bolo balls into orbit, carrying on an absolute storm. You’d swear she was performing for a crowd of 18,000 at Madison Square Garden. Her energy and work ethic, her drive and desire to please are unearthly. No tiny, little sprite! Read More

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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Do You Think You’ll Wind Up Burnt Out Like The Rose?

Do You Think You’ll Wind Up Burnt Out Like The Rose?: “I don’t do drugs a lot now. I think I’ll become a junkie when I’m eighty. Until then, it’s all very counterproductive. I don’t undergo therapy, either. But Mark Rydell wants to buy me a shrink. Or at least give me ten free lessons. He thinks I could use them.” (Lakeland Ledger – Dec 26, 1979)

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Top 10 Rock And Roll Movies

The News Gazette
Frank’s Faves: Rock goes to the movies
Thu, 01/07/2016 – 7:00am | Frank Pieper

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If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll heaven, you know they’ve got a hell of a band …

Sure as I’m sitting here, that heavenly rock band got a whole lot deeper this past year.

Closest to the hearts of many in this area was the death of former REO Speedwagon lead guitarist and Peoria native Gary Richrath in September. The year that was also saw the passing of legendary bluesman B.B. King, Yes co-founder and bassist Chris Squire, Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, lead singer Scott Weiland (of Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver) and Toto bassist Mike Porcaro, among others. Read More

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