Bette: Diva, Interrupted

Bette Midler, Kevin Dunn, James Dreyfus, Joanna Gleason (starring)
Andrew D. Weyman (director)
Gary Janette (screenwriter)

Los Angeles: Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS], 2000. Final Draft script for the tenth episode of season one of the 2000-2001 television series, which originally aired on December 20, 2000 on CBS. Copy belonging to actor Benjamin Lum, with three callsheets, dated November 3 and 4, 2000, and two xerographically duplicated revision pages laid in. INSCRIBED by actress Bette Midler to Lum on the title page: "For Benjamin— / with aloha / Bette Midler."

The series starred Midler, playing a loosely fictionalized version of herself, as she attempts to balance a successful singing career with her family life and personal needs. In this episode, Bette tries to get publicity by faking a mental breakdown, a tactic which works too well.

Self wrappers. Title page present, dated November 2, 2000, noted as FINAL DRAFT (YELLOW), with credits for director Andrew D. Weyman and screenwriter Gary Janetti. 60 leaves, with last page of text numbered 53. Xerographic duplication on yellow stock, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

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