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.

Posted by Jo Weldon, Headmistress of The New York School of Burlesque, for


Unknown 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!?

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