La MaMa Archives Pics: Bette Midler’s 1965 Stage Debut, Sam Shepard, Harvey Fierstein, Viet Rock etc.

Bette Midler made her New York stage debut in Tom Eyen’s “Miss Nefertiti Regrets” at La MaMa in 1965. Photographs of her performance, and of a young Sam Shepard, and Harvey Fierstein and Lady Bunny — as well as the poster for 1962 La MaMa production of Tennessee William’s “One Arm,” the first play ever produced at the theater — are now available online,  at the La MaMa’s Digital Collections Website

La Mama, which Ellen Stewart founded in 1961 and is still going strong, has a collection of scripts, programs, posters, flyers, clippings, correspondence, photographs, videos and other materials that it is rolling out bit by bit for free on its new website.

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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