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Friday, June 30, 2017

‘Freak Show’ tackles cliché with ‘trans-visionary’ grace (featuring Bette Midler)

Daily Californian
THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
Freak Show’ tackles cliché with ‘trans-visionary’ grace
BY SOPHIE-MARIE PRIME

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Editor’s Note: The arts and entertainment department is adjusting its grading scale from a letter-grade system to a numeric score out of 5. This change is intended to increase accuracy and consistency between reviews.

Director Trudie Styler described “Freak Show” as a “story of resistance” — and that’s right on the mark. Adapted from the James St. James novel of the same name, the film follows queer teen Billy Bloom (Alex Lawther of “The Imitation Game” fame). Lawther’s performance is spell-binding and genuine — Billy is radiant in extravagant costumes and possesses unapologetic confidence to boot. Read More

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

1985 – Bette Midler – Soph Jokes – Mud Will Be Flung Tonight

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Monday, May 15, 2017

2012 – Bette Midler’s Meeting Memorable with Lucille Ball

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"Find your Light; They can't love you if they can't see you" ~ Bette Midler





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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Monday, March 13, 2017

BetteBack June 7, 1974: Is Bette Midler Feuding With Producers Of Her New Movie?

Eau Claire Leader Telegram
June 7, 1974

Bette Midler as The Divine Miss M 1973 Gay Icon

Q: Is Bette Midler already feuding with the producers of her first film? Doesn”t she prefer being a movie star to starring in a Turkish bath?’ Mrs. Lila S., Des Moines, Iowa.

A: It isn’t Miss Midler, who introduced entertainment at the Continental Baths (an all-m ale bathhouse in NY City), who is steaming. It’s her manager, Aaron Russo, who’s hot under the collar. He says Miss M. only appears in ‘The Divine Mr. J .’ for about IO minutes, for which, he claims she was paid only $250. He also alleges that the picture has been kept in the can for several years perhaps till Bette achieved star stature. Read More

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

At The 1998 Ethel Merman Benefit On Broadway:

At The 1998 Ethel Merman Benefit On Broadway: “I SURE am glad that I am here for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis instead of down in Washington at the straight men’s health crisis…mental health, that is.” (Toledo Blade, Feb 4, 1998)

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Miss M’s Cultural Corner: Joseph Heller’s ‘Catch 22’

Daily Kos
Bette Midler tweets 50-year-old quote by Joseph Heller that sums up GOP candidate
By Leslie Salzillo
Monday Feb 08, 2016 · 1:30 PM CST

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Bette Midler recently tweeted about a quote she found which compared GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to a characterization out of the American classic novel Catch 22. The book was written by Joseph Heller over fifty years ago.

“…Catch-22 remains “a cornerstone of American literature and one of the funniest—and most celebrated—books of all time.” Read More

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This is a scrapbook site devoted to Bette Midler. Absolutely no profits are being made from the posting of this work. It is presented here for educational and historical reasons only. If, however, you are the owner of this work and would like it removed from this website, please contact me and I will comply as soon as I get the message. Thank you for your time and patience. No disrespect intended. Just a huge admirer and collector of all things Bette Midler. You can contact me at: misterd@bootlegbetty.com

 

Friday, July 10, 2015

“I enjoy music – of just any kind…

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“I enjoy music – of just any kind. I can see value in just any musical endeavour, y’know. And my influences stretch wayback. I was brought up on 40s music – stuff we had around the house, like the Andrews Sisters, Boswell Sisters, Bing Crosby and all these people. And Patti Page – I have a long history of Patti Page.

“Then when rock n’ roll came along, I got in with the roots of rock music – rhythm n’ blues and race music. I’d like to get through all kinds of music in my career. I’d like to present a show that would set people’s heads swimming with all the different styles.” (Musical Express, 1973) Read More

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