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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Book: The Improv: An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up

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It’s no joke to say that our world would be a lot less funny without Budd Friedman!

In 1963, thirty-year-old Friedman—who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer—opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal? Simply to make a living, and if all went according to plan, to also make enough professional contacts to be able to mount his first Broadway show within a year’s time. Read More

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

(On Woody Allen and maybe starring in one of his films) “Well, you know, he never calls, he never writes … I dropped a few hints, but I don’t know.

(On Woody Allen and maybe starring in one of his films) “Well, you know, he never calls, he never writes … I dropped a few hints, but I don’t know. I thought he liked me. I thought he enjoyed it. [Woody’s agent] Sam Cohn called me and said he thought Scenes From a Mall was the best thing he’d ever seen me do and he was sure it would be a big hit, and he sounded genuine. He had no reason to lie. He thought we were fabulous together. And I thought, “Golly, I hope I get to do it again.”‘ (1991, Movieline) – Bette Midler Read More

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

BetteBack August 8, 1974: Fashion – Girls Look Like A Woman

El Paso Herald Post
August 8, 1974

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The common denominator for a variety of new fashions from high-styled Adolfo to funky Bette Midler is that “they all make a girl look like a woman.” There is even a revival, in the most recent showings, of big hats, four-inch heels and white gloves.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Maya & Marty Variety Show Would Love Bette Midler As Guest

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Maya Rudolph and Martin Short bring variety to NBC with ‘Maya & Marty’
By Scott A. Rosenberg
June 19, 2016

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Like many successful comedy stories in modern history, Lorne Michaels was involved.

The new variety show “Maya & Marty,” which airs its fourth episode on June 21, pairs “Saturday Night Live” alums from different generations — Maya Rudolph and Martin Short — for a spectacle of music, sketches, celebrity guests and more.

amNewYork sat down to chat with Rudolph and Short about the show. Read More

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bette Midler: Ruthless People – Facts And Trivia

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Bette Midler: Ruthless People – Facts And Trivia

Madonna was originally cast as Barbara Stone. The role later went to Bette Midler because of artistic differences between Madonna and the director.

Bette Midler claims that Danny DeVito called her twice after the premiere of this film: once to congratulate her, and a second time, twenty minutes after the first call, during which he and Midler both broke down in a nervous frenzy over how terrible the movie was, and how both of their careers were over. The film went on to become a box-office smash. Read More

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Nora Ephron’s Memorial Service: A Star-Studded Affair

Entertainment News
Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep Attend Nora Ephron Memorial Service
by Josh Grossberg
July 9, 2012

It was a star-studded sendoff for Nora Ephron.

Celebrity mourners including Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Bette Midler, Martin Short, Larry David and Jon Hamm turned up this morning for a memorial service at New York City to pay their last respects to the acclaimed journalist-turned-Oscar-nominated filmmaker.

The service was held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and per the New York Daily News, friends and family entered the hall to the tune of Jimmy Durante’s version of “As Time Goes By” and Frank Sinatra’s “I’ve Got the World on a String” among other Ephron favorites. According to The Hollywood Reporter, they shared poignant anecdotes about Ephron’s life even as they remained still in shock over her relatively sudden death. Read More

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Understudy

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The Face Painter“/”The Understudy

“The Understudy” (Season 6, Episode 24, originally aired May 18, 1995)
By David Sims July 21, 2011

This is an incredibly broad episode with a lot of fun callbacks (Rochelle Rochelle, Frank‘s “stop short” move, Kramer’s key ring, a black and white cookie, Macaroni Midler) and a guest appearance by the lovely Bette Midler who isn’t afraid to send herself up as kind of a mean diva lady (although she gets a nice looong applause line after singing the Rochelle Rochelle: The Musical song). It doesn’t have the same awesome impact as the last two finales (“The Pilot” and “The Opposite,” in case you forgot) but by all accounts it’s still a good episode. Read More

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