Directed by Steve Lippman aka FLIP. "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" is an excerpt from a short program I directed for the album "Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook" on Sony/Columbia Records. The full-length piece features great after-hours in-studio performances by Ms. Midler, but this particular sequence was created solely from 8mm home movies of Miss Peggy Lee and her family, as scored by Ms. Midler's beautiful interpretation of a song known to be Miss Lee's favorite. The images were edited from hours of incredible material, supplied graciously by Holly Foster-Wells, Miss Lee's granddaughter and the head of the estate. Going through this material was like travelling through a time-tunnel - a private glimpse into a different world and era, and showing Peggy Lee the wife, the romantic, the mother, the dreamer. away from the iconic public image she created. Still, she's no less magnetic and luminous. Heightening all this is Ms. Midler's beautiful performance. It feels like one great voice calling to another across generations, at once personal and reverential. In effect, timeless.

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