The Divine Ms. M
A real cool yule
Pony Party is an open thread. Please do not REC the party unless you are (as I am) a huge fan of Bette Midler.
On Johnny Carson’s penultimate show before he retired:
“Miss Otis Regrets”–and that’s probably true. My great regret is that I was too young to catch Ms. M when and where she began her career: in the gay baths in NYC.
Interviewed on Brit TV with Dutch subtitles–WAY too funny:
Ms. M doing Sophie Tucker:
Joy Behar is not Bette Midler.
(Link to the interview when The View was in Vegas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
Reincarnating a Peggy Lee classic:
(btw, the fantasy element of this next clip does not have anything to do with them singing and suddenly a phantom orchestra begins playing. it’s NYC–these things happen. no, the fantasy element is that they can wear white, in the winter, and it stays white, and their dry-cleaning bills don’t bankrupt them. seriously, “black is the new black” in clothing in the city for a reason: doesn’t show the dirt.)
And a bit more exuberance:
With two other hot old broads singing a pop standard:
And a classic:
Pretty Legs (& Great Big Knockers)
So, what’s on your mind tonight?