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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BetteBack May 14, 1975: ‘Clams’ Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution
May 14, 1975

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“Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre — The Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) in her new self-styped “taste-free” revue does nothing but ENTERTAIN. The show opens with a very well executed overture consisting of a medley from “Oklahoma!” An all-black chorus sings “Old Man River” while pulling in fish nets which dredge up a huge clam shell in which Miss M. is ensconced.

Hence the revue’s name.

FROM THAT moment on, she is in complete control — singing, dancing, chatting with the audience and telling jokes. (“McDonald’s is featuring a new Hearstburger — no Patty.” or “I know what a bisexual is, but what’s a bicentennial?” Read More

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

BetteBack March 10, 1975: Why Did Bette Midler Drop Out Of Sight?

Lima News
March 10, 1975

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Q: Didn’t Bette Midler drop out of sight for awhile ? Who got her back to work? — H.P., N.Y., N.Y.

A: Yes, she did drop out because she got scared. She felt her voice had lost its unique quality and she feared she might not get it back to its proper timbre. But her agents finally convinced Bette she had to end her year’s hiatus. So she started with that Cher guest spot on TV. is set to work again on Broadway and do a tour, plus a recent press conference and lots of publicity. Phil Greenwald, the Sol Hurok of the Catskills, is negotiating to bring the Divine Miss M. to the Concord Hotel. Read More

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Monday, August 7, 2017

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical.

on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical. And optimistic. The music was very optimistic and upbeat. The ballads were sometimes sad, but you knew things were going to turn out in the end. The music wasn’t bleak. This was before Bob Dylan, you know. – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BetteBack July 14, 1973: Bette Midler To Release Second Album Soon

Kenosha News
July 14, 1973

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Bette Midler, the new singing sensation, will star in her first television special during the 1973-74 season.

Miss Midler, whose approach to popular music has been called a mixture of the And r e w s Sisters and Charlie Chaplin, blends her varied talents into a posture of high camp. This remarkable performer will be joined by several top guest stars in her musical special.

Miss Midler began her show business career singing in small clubs around New York. steadily gathering a loyal and growing group of fans. Read More

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Monday, December 12, 2016

BetteBack July 4, 1973: Bette Who?

Salt Lake Tribune
July 4, 1973

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When Martin” Starger, president of ABC Entertainment, announced his network had signed one of show biz’s current sensations, Bette Midler, to a video special next season, more than a few writers responded: ^Bette Who?” Ms. Midler’s approach to music has been described as a mixture of the Andrews Sisters and Charlie Chaplin. She appeared in the B’v/ay production of ^Fiddler on the Roof for three years in the role of Tzeitel, and in the prime time television special of last season, Burt Bacharach — Opus No. 3″ … Read More

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Friday, December 4, 2015

BetteBack January 6, 1993: Bette Midler Writes Essay For The Book “ Heaven Is Under Our Feet: A Book for Walden Woods”

Cedar Rapids Gazette
January 6, 1993

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When rock musician Don Henley learned that the forest that inspired Thoreau in 1845 was threatened by developers, he organized the Walden Woods Project to acquire and preserve the area. This volume of essays by actors, musicians, conservationists, politicians and writers was produced to raise funds for the preservation effort. The quality of the contributions varies considerably.

The authors of the most thoughtful pieces leaven their concern with humor: Bette Midler recalls her uncertain initiation into the joys of organic gardening, while Wallace Stegner offers some delightfully grumpy reflections on Thoreau. E.L. Doctorow notes: “That Walden is a humble place — an ordinary pond, a plain New England wood — is exactly the point. Thoreau made himself an Everyman, and chose Walden for his Everywhere.”\ Read More

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

BetteBack Review November 30, 1991: Bette Midler arrived on this earth about four decades too late

Washington Post
November 30, 1991

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Bette Midler arrived on this earth about four decades too late — the first 20 minutes of “For the Boys” proves that once and for all. As Dixie Leonard, a bawdy big-band singer who rises to fame with an old show biz song-and-dance man named Eddie Sparks (James Caan), she has the exuberant, larger-than-life personality of a bygone era. One look at her and you’re certain that she was born to be painted on the nose of a bomber.

The dazzling performer we see inthese opening moments is completely without equal. Performing “Stuff Like That There” before a crowd of entertainment-hungry World War II airmen, she emits a transcendental radiance. Her whole personality — the naughty sexuality, the beaming, big-toothed generosity and twinkling charm — is fully on display, and the occasion is one for genuine celebration. The critic Kenneth Tynan once called stars in her class “high-definition performers,” and for an instant during these blissful early scenes’, we’re giddy with anticipation. Read More

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

BetteBack Review November 27, 1991: ‘Boys’ fails to deliver on promise

Syracuse Herald Journal
November 27, 1991

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For the Boys” won’t signal a return of musical movies despite its wealth of zesty numbers.

“Boys” suffers from a classic case of reach exceeding grasp. Its ambition is to be more than a succession of tunes, aspiring to cover changes in America over 50 years. But it has to stop at regular intervals for star Bette Midler to sing.

That’s not a hardship since Midler is at the peak of her singing powers and the tough, yet tender, woman she plays has been tailored perfectly for her acting talents. Read More

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

BetteBack Review November 27, 1991: ‘For the Boys’ Is for Everybody

Syracuse Post Standard
November 27, 1991

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When Bette Midler first appeared on the mainstream music scene in the early 1970s, one critic hailed her as all the Andrews Sisters  rolled into one.

: At last, “The Divine Miss M” has found a divine project in “For the Boys” — one that effectively taps into that very appeal, in which she’s cast as a USO songstress.

; She first entertains our boys overseas during World War n, at the time of “Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy” and other Big-Band Era swing hits, then finds herself drawn to the frontlines in each of America‘s subsequent wars. Each time, it’s a considerably less satisfying experience for her, and for the country. Read More

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

BetteBack September 19, 1991: For The Boys – one of the few relatively fresh ideas on the fall agenda

Syracuse Herald Journal
September 19, 1991

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FOR THE BOYS.” Bette Midler‘s long-awaited, personal project hits the big screen, We’re back in the ’40s with Midler’s Dixie Leonard, and her musicians cheering the boys. Teamed with a song and-dance man named Eddie Sparks (James Caan), she becomes a star. But the fighting isn’t all on the battlefield.

This one is one of the few relatively fresh ideas on the fall agenda. And it will be a treat to hear Midler sing again. Opening in November Read More

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