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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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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

Garden City Telegram
January 24, 1975

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Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot fudge sundae food you’re right, but there is a lot more to it.

Miss Midler’s dynamic delivery and one-of-a-kind style have made her The Divine Miss M  to thousands of devoted fans. Her records turn to gold, her concerts sell overnight.

“I guess the extra ingredient is energy,” the flaming redhead explains in her distinctive New York twang.”I was hyperactive as a child, and I still can’t stay put.” Read More

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

BetteBack December 6, 1974: Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

Burlington Daily Times News
December 6, 1974

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Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

NO. Bette Midler put her price too high, and her Special fell through.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

BetteBack April 1974: Bette Midler by Bette Midler

Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic)
April 1974

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ALL THIS diverse material – old Broadway show tunes, a Phil Spector classic, a Wardell Gray jazz novelty, soul songs, Dylan – you can almost hear those presenting Bette murmuring, “See how versatile she is?”

The singer herself doesn’t project that sort of pretension, but her unfortunate misunderstanding of the material, her inability or unwillingness to distinguish between the real and the artificial, the astigmatism that has her seeing camp as humor and pathos as tragedy are all as insidious as the adulation of her adoring audience. Yes, she does lots of different types of songs. But she does nearly all of them wrong. Read More

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Monday, February 6, 2017

BetteBack December 14, 1973: Bette Midler Comes Down To Earth On Second Album

Wheeling Herald
December 14, 1973

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“Bette Midler” (Atlantic records). The Divine Miss M has come down to earth on this her second album. I found the first side mostly dull as she does slow versions of “Skylark,” “Drinking Again” and ” Surabaya Johnny.” The way she does Bob Dylan’s” I Shall Be Released” seemed in bad taste.

With fairly good versions of”Lullaby of Broadway” and “Uptown/Da Doo Run Run,” side two is better, but still not equal to the quality of her first album, “The Divine Miss M.” Miss Midler tends to be a bit too theatrical at times and many of those unfortunate moments can be found in this album. Read More

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Monday, January 30, 2017

BetteBack December 6, 1973: Bette Midler To Receive Entertainer Of The Year Award

Kenosha News
December 6, 1973

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Sammy Davis, Jr. was named “ Entertainer of the y e a r” and Carol Burnett, Roberta Flack, Redd Foxx, Sonny and Cher* Bette Midler and Roy Clark are among the other w inners of the recent fourth annual poll of the membership of the AGVA, the American Guild of Variety Artists, the largest show business union, to determ ine the outstanding “ live” performers of, the year.

The winners will appear on “ The Entertainer of the Y ear” Special hosted by Ed Sullivan nd telecast over the CBS-TV Network on Jan. 26 from 9-10:30 p.m. Read More

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

BetteBack November 30, 1998: Miss M’s Horoscope For 1998

Naugatuck Daily News
November 30, 1998

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Multitalented performer Bette Midler has her sun and Mercury in Sagittarius giving her a super confident nature, with a super warm quality.

With her moon and Venus both deposited in Scorpio, Midler is an intense entertainer, comfortable revealing emotion through her characters, while keeping her own sensibilities a private affair.

Look for a major commitment by the Divine Miss M to an independent film and an Academy Award performance to boot,

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

BetteBack June 24, 1998: Liz Smith Compares Sandra Bernhard To Bette Midler

Indiana Gazette
August 8, 1998

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01: Sandra Bernhard and Bette Midler attend 2016 New York Restoration Project's Spring Picnic at Morris-Jumel Mansion on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01: Sandra Bernhard and Bette Midler attend 2016 New York Restoration Project’s Spring Picnic at Morris-Jumel Mansion on June 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)

The other night I caught Sandra Bernhard’s HBO special. Seven months pregnant, at the time of the taping, Bernhard wears a tight transparent dress. She’s ‘out there’ in every way!

This is one major talent. She can act, perform outrageously funny stand up, and sing. And I mean she can really sing. She reminds me of another dazzling triple threat gal, the early Bette Midler, before the Divine One calmed down.

But I sense that Sandra is going to be taking her career a lot more seriously now and doing some calming down herself a bit. Raising another human being is no joke. Her old friend, Madonna, could have told her that. But they’re still kind of on the outs. Read More

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

BetteBack July 25, 1973: Bette Midler Prepares For New Tour

San Mateo Times
July 25, 1973

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Bette Midler, who is preparing another national tour beginning .Aug.30 is practicing acrobatics-dancing’ and piano. – .playing.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BetteBack September 1998: Bathhouse Betty Review (Gay Today)

Gay Today
CD Review By Jack Nichols
September 1998

It was early autumn, 1970. Manhattan‘s Continental Baths, a luxurious house of pleasures, was enjoying its heyday. Peter Silberman, who’d been hired as the Continental’s press agent, called me at the offices of GAY, America‘s first gay weekly, inviting Lige Clarke and me to a freebee concert he promised would blow our skirts up. “This singer is an unknown right now,” he told us, “but she won’t be an unknown for long.”Probably just another routine assignment, we thought. But publicity man Silberman and his wife had previously wined and dined us and so we couldn’t tactfully turn down his urgent request that we hike up to the Continental on a Saturday night.The giant bathhouse was crowded on every floor with hundreds of horny hunks. They wore only towels, deep red. Hippie hairstyles were much in vogue. There was a glittering dance floor, a stage, a suave health food restaurant, a glorious swimming pool surrounded by fountains spraying colored waters, cavernous steam rooms, a huge sauna, and private rooms galore on the upper levels. bette4.jpg - 25.88 KTheDivine Miss M used this as one of her publicity photos in her bathhouse days.
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At midnight, Barry Manilow, little known outside New York, seated himself at the magnificent piano. The crowds, notified that the evening’s official amusement was at hand, gathered on the dance floor to be properly entertained. Lige and I stood near the edge of the pool, close enough to catch a glimpse of the frenzy that ensued.The Divine Miss M took center stage and warmed up the audience with a comedy routine that struck me at the time as ” the most electric” in my experience. Bette noted that Richard Nixon’s daughter was marrying someone called “Cox”. In a gay bathhouse, this name took on the kind of wry significance that only Bathhouse Betty could give it.Then she feigned annoyance. “I was most displeased,” she told her audience, “when I saw some graffiti on the subway today. It said, ‘Bette Midler is a drag queen from Chicago.’ I am NOT from Chicago.”We laughed heartily. And then she began singing.Touch me, feel me” Like everybody else in that cavernous room, I stood spellbound. Nudging Lige, I whispered, “This woman is going to be a real superstar someday.” The crowds went bonkers, and to show their appreciation, they removed their red towels and threw them joyfully at the happy-faced singer, letting go with an unforgettable, passionate roar of approval. It was clear that Bette ate up the surrounding appreciative glory. There she was, singing to hundreds of handsome, naked men, all putty in the palm of her hand.Each time that Bathhouse Betty made another Continental appearance, Peter Silberman gave us a call. And each time we trekked to the Ansonia Hotel at 72nd & Broadway wherein the bathhouse had its quarters. We saw her at least five or six times. And then, one day, she showed up in GAY‘s offices, accompanied by Silberman.It was then that I realized that The Divine Miss M was, in fact, an act, that Bette Midler the comedian and songstress was a alterego in action. On stage, she looked larger than life. In person, I discovered, she was diminutive, private, polite, and almost unbearably quiet. A woman tiny in physical stature. Only a singular part of her upper anatomy seemed—again—larger than life. Read More

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