Bette Midler has a new movie to promote, but many are quizzing her about her time singing at the famed Continental Baths. For all those newbies who don’t know, Bette started her career singing at the Continental Baths.
The Divine Miss M won’t “dwell” on the bathhouse days. She tells the UK times
“I’m so proud of what I’ve done. The fact people go back to that as if I’ve done nothing between now and then is really distressing.”
Told her gay fans just cherish it in a celebratory way, Midler responds
“I know, but it’s just not me. It was a blip on the screen.”
In a longer feature interview, where The Divine Miss M goes more in-depth about her Continental Baths days, she says
To tell you the truth, it’s in the dim, dark recess of time. I remember I had a wonderful time. I remember I made a great mark. I remember that I had a lot of friends in the gay world. I mean, I remember friends more than I remember instances. Unfortunately, a lot of those people are gone, and I think about them often. They would’ve just been hitting their stride at this point. It’s very bittersweet.