Divine Madness (1980)

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Divine Madness is a 1980 concert film directed by Michael Ritchie, and featuring Bette Midler during her 1979 concert at Pasadena's Civic Auditorium. The 94-minute film features Midler's stand-up comedy routines as well as 16 songs, including "Big Noise From Winnetka," "Paradise," "Shiver Me Timbers," "Fire Down Below," "Stay With Me," "My Mother’s Eyes," "Chapel of Love/Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," "Do You Want to Dance," "You Can’t Always Get What You Want/I Shall Be Released", "The E-Street Shuffle/Summer (The First Time)/"Leader of the Pack" and "The Rose".

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In 1980, the head usher at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium gives his crew a pep talk: he wants tonight's "Betty Midler" show to go smoothly... (source: imdb.com)


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The Harlettes

Ula Hedwig
The Harlettes

Diva Gray
The Harlettes

Irving Sudrow
Head Usher

Tony Berg
Band Vocals

Jon Bonine
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Joey Carbone
Band Vocals

Randy Kerber
Band Vocals


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Divine Madness (1980) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date13 September 1980
TaglineBette Midler is Divine Madness
GenreComedy, Music
Filming LocationsPasadena Civic Auditorium - 300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, California, USA
Sound Mix70 mm 6-Track, Dolby
Film TypePerformance
Film ClassConcerts [nf]
MoodJust for Laughs
TonesBright, Campy, Raunchy, Earthy, Irreverent, Madcap, Racy

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