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Video – Bette Midler Forgotten Classic: “Angst On A Shoestring” aka Why Bother? (1985)

Bette Midler produced this short film for David Letterman’s Holiday Film Festival in 1985. 

Letterman gave celebrities $10,000 each to produce their own short holiday film. This was Divine Bette’s contribution.


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2 thoughts on “Video – Bette Midler Forgotten Classic: “Angst On A Shoestring” aka Why Bother? (1985)”

  1. This Bette being as awesome as always!!! I do, however, prefer the version of this she did on her album titeld “Mud Will be Flung Tonight”

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