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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BetteBack April 13, 1975: Bette Midler And Lionel Hamptom – The Very Odd Couple

Sunday News
The Very Odd Couple
April 13, 1975
By Robert Wahls

AT FIRST, they seem an ill-matched combo, Bette Midler, the 32-year-old queen of camp, and Lionel Hampton, 70, for 40 years a great name in jazz, swing, bop, you name it. There they were in the vast, cluttered Act 48 rehearsal hall on W. 48th St.. Their joint package is a revue, which, for want of a better name, opens at the Minskoff tomorrow night as “Clams on the Half Shell.” Hamp, in blue jacket, red vest and white shirt, sits room center, tickling the ivories on a rehearsal grand, parked beside his trademark, the gleaming vibraharp: Bette bursts out of the powder room, blue jeans tucked into knee-high vinyl boots. She swaggers stage center, her smile a combination of Nancy Walker and Mona Lisa. Read More

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

It’s best not to be too pompous about yourself.

It’s best not to be too pompous about yourself. It’s better not to need a limousine for your head. Although people think I’m just ‘divine,’ I have my share of worries. I worry about growing old and losing my shape, my looks, my hair. As an entertainer, that’s my stock and trade. Oh, and I also worry that I don’t dance as well as Michael Jackson. – Bette Midler

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BetteBack April 26, 1974: What Other Award Did Bette Midler Win On Tony Night?

Defiance Crescent News
April 26, 1974

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Because all of us guests in black tie at the Tony Awards had to sit from 8 to midnight, I have come up with a new award for next year: the Fanny Award. It will be given to members of the audience. The trophy will be shaped like a cushion.

Alex Cohen’s awards at the Shubert and great party at the Americana must have cost $750,000. New Yorkers thought Charles Nelson Reilly and Nancy Walker were the funniest performers very interesting, because they’re not on way anymore. Read More

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

BetteBack May 23, 1974: Young Stars Don’t Want To Do Television

South Mississippi Sun
May 23, 1974

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Jackie Gleason was drawing laughs from stage – hands and musicians at a most unfunny hour of the morning. Watching him, Gary Smith said American television needed other stars to treat it with the respect the Great One brings to the medium.

Gleason flew the Atlantic for the first time to guest star in a Julie Andrews Special. It was his first guest appearance in a generation of television.

It was also his first time on a Smith and Hemion show. Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion, honored with Emmy s and othe r awards, have attracted stars to Britain since they were lured from the United State s by Sir Lew Grade of ATV to head his Specials program. Read More

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BetteBack April 21, 1974: Bette Midler To Receive A Special Tony Award

Bakersfield Californian
April 21, 1974

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A Moon for the Misbegotten,” “Candide.” Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli have been chosen to receive special Tony Awards. The presentations will be made at the 28th Annual Tony Awards ceremonies, airing on ABC. Sunday at 9PM. The special Tonys, presented by the League of New York Theatres and Producers, were voted by the Tony Administration Com mittee in recognition of outstanding theatrical achievements which were not eligible for the regular American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards competition. Read More

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BetteBack April 14, 1974: Rock stars easily refuse big Las Vegas offers

Salina Journal
April 14, 1974

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Alice Cooper dropped in to see Liza Minnelli perform at the Riviera and while he was there he discussed the possibility of bringing his group and his snake to do a gig there.

A few days earlier, Neil Diamond visited the glittering desert oasis to see Frank Sinatra do his dramatic comeback, and as long as he was there anyway, he,gave a polite ear to those who showered him with offers.

The Tropicana Hotel, which recently adopted a big-name policy, reportedly offered Bette Midler $250,000 a week to play their theater-nightclub, and Miss M divinely rejected it. She would like ?1 million a week for her appearances and doesn’t seem embarrassed about asking for it. At that price, there are few takers. Read More

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

BetteBack December 10, 1973: Bette Midler Worried About First Night Stiffs At The Palace

Middlesboro Daily News
December 10, 1973

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New YorkBette Midler‘ll haul down about $,100,000 for three weeks of doing her “Irash willi flash” act at the Palace Theater.

I^as Vegas salaries have come to New York. Thnt’s $100,000 a week. Six shows a week, $26,000 a show. Jimmy Nedcrlandcr, Ihe personable proprietor of the Palace, said as we wnlclicd the unbelievable opening night lobby stone, “Bette Midler is the biggest grosser in the history of Ihe Palace.” Read More

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

BetteBack October 17, 1973: Bette Midler has two, three, four or more masks

Madison Capital Times
October 17, 1973

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You have never seen anything like Bette Midler.

She was introduced Tuesday night at the Dane County Coliseum as “the Divine Miss M” and reintroduced herself as “the last of the truly-tacky women.” But her show”was as professionally smooth and imaginatively musical as nearly any stage show to pass through Madison, and she is one of the strangest and most talented culture- heroines to emerge within memory.

Miss M started to make it big when she was singing at the Continental Baths in New York, a male gay club that became far too chic to keep
the heterosexuals out. Read More

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

BetteBack February 11, 1974: As the World Rocks . . .

Albuquerque Journal
As the World Rocks . . .
February 11, 1974

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Rock music is a uniquely American contribution to the world. Its roots can be traced all the way back to the Negro spiritual, sung by slaves in North America in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. The spirituals evolved into the blues, from which came rock.

IT WAS A former country-western singer, Bill Haley, who unwittingly started rock’s wide popularity.

His hit, “Rock Around the Clock,” which was a watereddown imitation of the black rhythm and blues style, became a world-wide hit in 1955. Read More

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Friday, November 4, 2016

BetteBack January 30, 1974: Bette Midler And Paul Simon Rebuffed At Restaurant

Bucks County Courier
January 30, 1974

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Bette Midler and Paul Simon (formerly of Simon and Garfunkel) were tamed away at Raffles because several members of their party didn’t have neckties.

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