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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Bette Midler On The Rose

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie Holiday to Judy Garland. to Janis Joplin–have pretty much the same story. Â Those stories never grow old. People never tire of them. I don’t know if it’s something in the public conciousness or it’s just people looking for a good cry. People are fascinated by the rise and fall of these public personalities. But their story is not my story. I try to be relentlessly jolly. I want to survive. There are so many things to do in this business. I want to be able to do them all.” (The Milwaukee Journal Dec 2, 1979) – Bette Midler Read More

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Bette Midler On The Rose

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie Holiday to Judy Garland. to Janis Joplin–have pretty much the same story.  Those stories never grow old. People never tire of them.  I don’t know if it’s something in the public conciousness or it’s just people looking for a good cry. People are fascinated by the rise and fall of these public personalities.  But their story is not my story. I try to be relentlessly jolly. I want to survive. There are so many things to do in this business. I want to be able to do them all.” (The Milwaukee Journal - Dec 2, 1979) – Bette Midler Read More

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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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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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

‘Hello, Dolly!’: Bette Midler Proves She’s the New Queen of Broadway (Rolling Stone)

Rolling Stone
‘Hello, Dolly!’: Bette Midler Proves She’s the New Queen of Broadway
By Peter Travers
April 23, 2017

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It’s coronation time: Bette Midler is the new queen of Broadway. It really is a cultural moment when Miss M steps up top the plate to make her starring debut in a Broadway musical and knocks it out of the park. Hello, Dolly! is a song-and-dance warhorse, over half a century old, that Midler twists a little, stirs a little, shapes a little, molds a little and –voila! – it’s a musical comedy dream for a new generation to discover. Read More

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Well, Hello, Dollys!

New York Times
Well, Hello, Dollys!
By MARCH 22, 2017

Carol Channing originated the musical role of Dolly Levi and was considered irreplaceable.  Now Bette Midler steps into a long line of her successors.

Carol Channing, who created the title role in the 1964 smash hit musical “Hello, Dolly!,” has been called many things: “a walking alarm clock,” “a moon-mad hillbilly,” “an Al Hirschfeld caricature in the flesh,” with “a vocal range from deep foghorn to squeaky hinge.” Read More

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ crew got sick backstage

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Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ crew got sick backstage
By Ian Mohr
March 16, 2017

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At the first preview of “Hello, Dolly!” fans were kvelling and Bette Midler received four standing ovations — but backstage members of the production got a sickness bug, and rumors spread along the Great White Way that the cast had come down with food poisoning.

“There was buzz that people in the cast were sickened by some cookies brought backstage by the show’s David Hyde Pierce,” said a theater source, who added, “Half the cast were throwing up offstage and running to the bathroom whenever they weren’t onstage.” Read More

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

BetteBack December 1, 1973: What Stars Are Up For Playing Janis Joplin’s Life?

Dunkirk Evening Observer
December 1, 1973

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Q: Who will play Janis Joplin in the movie of her life? – Y.E., Dallas, Tex.

A: Provided the producers can get the required clearances from persons still living, both Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler are being touted as leading contenders. But one secret source says, “Don’t be surprised if Ann-Margret winds up with the part.” Ann-Margret?

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bette Midler On The Rose:

Bette Midler On The Rose: “Originally it was a fictionalized biography of Janis Joplin and I wasn’t interested. I didn’t think I could impersonate Janis, and I didn’t think there was anybody else around who could. Still, I liked the idea of singing rock n’ roll and the idea of the range of emotions the character was allowed to play. They kept redrafting the script and it got less and less Janis and I thought it got better. My manager at the time said I should do it.” (The Free Lance-Star, Sep 22, 1979) Read More

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

BetteBack October 1, 1973: Flashy, Trashy and Infectious Miss M.

San Mateo Times
October 1, 1973

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In this crazy rock ‘n roll world where superstars streak into prominence with the alacrity of unnatural phenomena and instantly develop a cult following that worships with unquestioning fervor, Bette Midler is being acclaimed the High Priestess of Camp.

She makes the kookiness of early career Barbra Streisand look pristine, the grossness and vulgarity of Belle Earth and Sophie Tucker seem tame and the frenzied on-stage antics of Janis Joplin and Jerry Lewis appear understated. It was only her third appearance in the Bay Area and her four night stint at Berkeley Community Theater was a solid sellout. Read More

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