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Pin-back button from Bette Midler concert

Object Name: Pin-back button
Date: 1973
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Medium: Metal, paper, plastic
Dimensions: Overall (diam.): 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Description: Circular pin-back button; white background printed with black text: "I SAW BETTE AT THE PALACE"; illustration of Bette Midler at center.
Credit Line: Gift of Damien Taylor
Object Number: 2018.36.3
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This pin-back button is a souvenir of Bette Midler's concert at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in December 1973. The singer, accompanied by pianist Barry Manilow, had gained her early following through her performances at the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse and cabaret, from 1970 to 1972.