The Films of Barbra Streisand
In 1974, Citadel Press published the first of its books on Barbra Streisand, Barbra: The First Decade. Scarcely a decade after her debut it was obvious that Streisand was embarking on an unparalleled show business career. A sixties trendsetter, a seventies movie diva, an eighties entertainment mogul, a nineties director and political activist, Barbra Streisand has conquered stage, music, TV, and film with ease.
When Streisand made an early night club appearance at the Bon Soir Cafe in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, she received a salary of $108 per week for twice nightly performances. In 1994 her payment for two performances at Las Vegas's MGM-Grand Hotel was in the millions. Between the two engagements she became a "star" in the most explicit definition of the word. She triumphed in both the stage and screen versions of Funny Girl as well as the sequel, Funny Lady. Working with top leading men, including Robert Redford in The Way We Were and Ryan O'Neal in What's Up, Doc? she cemented her hold on the world's screens. More recently her directorial talent has been acclaimed for such films as Prince of Tides and The Mirror Has Two Faces.
The Films of Barbra Streisand is a celebration of Streisand's complete career to date. Complete with hundreds of photographs, many never published before, it covers her most recent films as well as her (then) record-breaking free concert in New York City's Central Park, when over 100,000 people packed the Great Lawn, and the phenomenally successful 1994 tour.
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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Way We Were
A Star Is Born
The Prince of Tides