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Featurette/sneak peek: Richard Amsel and Bette Midler

As February comes to a close, I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of a clip from the film, focusing on Richard Amsel’s association with Bette Midler during the early years of their respective careers.

Perhaps it’s better to consider this as more of a “featurette” for now. The documentary is still coming together, so this sneak peek will likely be extensively reworked and expanded upon within the film’s final edit. Some graphics are also being revised.

Please note that the interview footage you see here remains in its original form, without any color correction, sound editing, or dialog cleanup. Such post-production work will come once we get close to a locked picture, and are able to raise the additional funds required.

I sincerely hope you enjoy it.

To all those of you who have volunteered your time, talent, and energy to this project -- and those who supported it through your generous (and much-needed) donations -- I thank you from the bottom of my heart. We’ve come so far, and could not have made it to this point without you.

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To learn more about how you can contribute to the film, go to

This documentary feature has been a heartfelt passion project, involving years of extensive research and personal investment. And while we’ve already done a great deal of filming, there is still much work ahead of us. Your ongoing support can help make this project a reality, and help preserve the legacy of an artist we lost all too soon.

AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART is a sponsored project of FRACTURED ATLAS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts service organization legally registered as a charity to fundraise in all 50 states. Donations are fully tax-deductible where applicable by law.


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