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Friday, February 24, 2017

Working out what stars go in what order on a movie poster is quite a job

Den Of Geek
The dark arts of poster billing
By Brendon Connelly
Feb 23, 2017

OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, from left: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, 1987, © Buena Vista

OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE, from left: Shelley Long, Bette Midler, 1987, © Buena Vista

Billing can be important to an actor’s career. Arguably, it’s more important to their ego. Most of all, though, it’s cross-eyed dead crucial to their agent. The order in which actor’s names appear on a poster might be contested as if it’s a matter of life or death. It’s no exaggeration to say that people have been sent to the electric chair with less wrangling or dispute than a handful of movie star names have been splashed onto a poster. Read More

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

BetteBack September 1998 – Bathhouse Betty Review (Wikipedia)

Wikipedia
September 1998

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The title of the album, Bathhouse Betty, refers to Midler‘s early career when she performed her cabaret shows at gay bathhouses like the Continental Baths in New York which led to her becoming a gay icon with a loyal LGBT following ever since. When Midler promoted the album she said in an interview “Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I’m still proud of those days [when I got my start singing at the gay bathhouses]. I feel like I was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement, and I hope I did my part to help it move forward. So, I kind of wear the label of ‘Bathhouse Betty’ with pride.”[1] Read More

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Bette Midler Talks To Fans On Facebook And We Learn All Kinds Of Scoops!

Vintage Vinyl News
Bette Midler Talks To Fans On Facebook And We Learn All Kinds Of Scoops!
by VVN Music
October 20, 2016

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Reddit used to be the main focus of fan Q&A’s (or AMA’s in their lingo) but many are now starting to use Facebook which seems to now be the go to site for up-to-the-minute info and interaction with artists.

Thursday afternoon, Bette Midler interacted for over an hour with fans, talking about her own career and letting out a few tidbits of previously unknown information. Read More

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

BetteBack April 3, 1997: Bette Midler Offered Millions To Do A Talk Show

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
By Liz Smith
April 3, 1997

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“I know I’ll never have another ‘nervous breakdown’ again. Know why? I found the magic words, ‘I don’t care!’ Now, I stand where they tell me to stand, say what they tell me to say, wear what they want me to wear.”

So said Bette Midler to Barbara Walters IO years ago, during the heyday of her super-successful Disney orchestrated comeback films.

Midler’s latest movie, “That Old Feeling ” opens Friday, and naturally, the sta r would love to have another big hit. But even if this romantic comedy isn ’t a success on the level of “The First Wives Club,” Bette has other fish ready for frying, broiling or baking. Read More

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Friday, September 9, 2016

BetteBack March 26, 1997: The forgotten legacy of gal-pal films

Blytheville Courier News
March 26, 1997

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Early in “The First Wives Club,” Goldie Hawn has a Hne that pretty much sums up modem movie-making.

“There are only three ages for women in Hollywood,” she says.

“Babe, district attorney and ‘Driving Miss Daisy.”‘

If that line struck a chord with audiences, it’s because we know how hard it is to find a mainstream Hollywood comedy starring a group of actresses the caliber — and age — of Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton. Well, instead of congratulating Hollywood for
putting these three women together. we should be asking what took them so long. Female buddy movies like “The First Wives Club” (1996, Paramount, priced for rental) weren’t always this hard to find. Read More

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Monday, July 18, 2016

BetteBack September 27, 1996: The Real First Wives Club

The Real First Wives Club
Daily Mail (London)
September 27, 1996
Byline: SUZY GREAVES

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WITH one in three marriages ending in divorce, it comes as no surprise that the biggest hit in Hollywood this autumn is The First Wives Club, starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keeton as three wives who are abandoned for younger women.

FEMAIL tracked down a real-life First Wives Club in the form of three sisters. Julie Murphy, Veronica Hyland and Ann-Marie Woodall are Roman Catholics who grew up in Manchester. They were all married at a early age and each of their husbands left them for a younger model. Here, the sisters talk about their experiences and the status of being a `first wife’.

Veronica Hyland, 43, was married to Tom, a school headmaster, for 20 years. Read More

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

When asked by Parade magazine whether she will retire after her show in Las Vegas]

[when asked by Parade magazine whether she will retire after her show in Las Vegas] I think so. I must say, my high kick is just as high as it ever was, thanks to tai chi. But everything is a bit slower. The mind – things don’t stick the way they used to. I feel like I’m going out with a bang. It’s something my husband and I have talked about. I certainly don’t want to die in harness. I’m not one of those people.

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty's photo.
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Thursday, March 31, 2016

BetteBack June 21, 1995: `The Rose’ Still Blooms for McBroom

Chicago Sun-Times
June 21, 1995 | Hedy Weiss

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Early in 1979, a girlfriend mentioned to Amanda McBroom that the producers of a new film, “The Rose,” were looking for songs from a variety of composers.

“Well, I didn’t write rock ‘n’ roll songs, and this movie was based on the life of Janis Joplin,” McBroom said. “Then one day, I tried out a new song I’d written on my husband. And he turned to me and said, `Amanda, you’ve just written a standard.’ ”

The film’s producers initially hated “The Rose” when they heard the song. “But the musical director, Paul Rothschild, loved it and sent it to Bette (Midler),” McBroom said. “And with her nod of approval, my life and career were changed forever.” 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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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Say It Ain’t So!: Check Out 11 Great Actors Who Surprisingly Haven’t Won Oscars

Closer Weekly
FEB 23, 2016 5:11PM BY JULIA BIRKINBINE
Say It Ain’t So!: Check Out 11 Great Actors Who Surprisingly Haven’t Won Oscars

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For many actors and actresses, winning the coveted Academy Award is a major Hollywood milestone.

But for these 11 stars — including Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Amy Adams, Bette Midler and more! — winning an Oscar is unfortunately a career checkmark they’re still working on, despite having been nominated several times!

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The Dark Shadows actor, 52, has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role on three different occasions for his performances in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Finding Neverland and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, though he has not yet won the honor. Read More

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