When I was a teenager, I went to see Bette Midler's Divine Madness, and I talked about it so much that my mother got me this as a Christmas present that year:
All hail to Bette!
I was so bummed when I missed Clams Casino and Darlinda Just Darlinda's tribute show to Bette Midler, "The Wind Beneath my Tassels. It makes so much sense for burlesquers to be influenced by Bette.
Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for burlesquedaily.blogspot.com.