Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Christmas Present

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:

Bette Midler's A View from A BroadBette Midler

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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRTPSeLyWJc


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYeaaQ27VZQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5RyfqhaGrQ

Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for burlesquedaily.blogspot.com.

1 comment:

Darlinda said...

Jo, This is awesome! Bette Midler also wrote a book called The Saga of Baby Devine in 1984, about a baby born with red hair and high heels. She was also blessed by a comedian, an opera singer and a burlesque dancer. My mom read that book to me and you wonder why I am a burlesque dancer!?