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Streisand’s Recordings

Ethan Mordden

in On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Barbra Streisand’s music recordings, beginning with The Barbra Streisand Album and The Second Barbra Streisand Album, both in 1963, followed by The Third Album a year later. ... More


Streisand’s Cinema

Ethan Mordden

in On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Barbra Streisand’s movies, beginning with Funny Girl in 1968 followed by Hello, Dolly! a year later. A roadshow release, Funny Girl dropped eight of the numbers, including the ... More


Streisand’s Television

Ethan Mordden

in On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Barbra Streisand’s television specials, beginning with My Name Is Barbra in 1965 that catapulted her as a full-fledged national star. In My Name Is Barbra, Streisand’s singing ... More


An Introduction to Streisand’s Life and Work

Ethan Mordden

in On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter introduces the reader to Barbra Streisand’s life and work, focusing on how being a singer and an actor, separately and together, have characterized her career. It first provides a ... More


Final Projects: The Collector (1965), How to Steal a Million (1966), Funny Girl (1968), The Liberation of L. B. Jones (1970)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with Wyler's final three films. It opens by recounting Wyler's involvement with The Sound of Music, which he was scheduled direct — and he did cast Julie Andrews — but later asked ... More


Hello, Gorgeous, and the Historical Lens: How Funny Girls Became Sexy

Hannah Schwadron

in The Case of the Sexy Jewess: Dance, Gender and Jewish Joke-work in US Pop Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190624194
eISBN:
9780190624231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624194.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter celebrates a performance history in the United States of Jewish female physical comedy that spans nearly a century of gender and humor radicalism. It moves from early twentieth-century ... More


Streisand’s Theatre

Ethan Mordden

in On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on Barbra Streisand’s career in theater, beginning with her 1961 debut in New York via Another Evening With Harry Stoones followed by her very first Broadway role in I Can Get It ... More


“Impossible to Control the Cost of This Gown”

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter ten begins with the early development and production of Paint Your Wagon, Paramount’s expensive treatment of a 1951 Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical. It would be loosely adapted for the ... More


Battle of the Girls

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The premiere of Warner Bros.’s Finian’s Rainbow opens chapter eleven. The lovely score was offset by a bizarre plot and sloppy production values. It performs fairly at the box office. Funny Girl was ... More


On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide

Ethan Mordden

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190651763
eISBN:
9780190931322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651763.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This critical analysis of Barbra Streisand looks past the mainstream show-business principal to deconstruct an artist who is in fact a revolutionary figure. Streisand pioneered an intense and even ... More


Was There Too Much of a Crowd, All Too Lush and Loud?: Pop Singles and the Adult Contemporaneity of Broadway

Laurence Maslon

in Broadway to Main Street: How Show Tunes Enchanted America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199832538
eISBN:
9780190620424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199832538.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

The decade of the 1960s provided the last fertile commercial field for pop singers interpreting Broadway material. Songs from incipient Broadway scores were introduced to America far ahead of their ... More


The Songs of Hollywood

Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337082
eISBN:
9780199852789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337082.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

From “Over the Rainbow” to “Moon River,” and from Al Jolson to Barbra Streisand, this book traces the fascinating history of song in film, both in musicals and in dramatic movies such as High Noon. ... More


The Paramount Bloodsuckers

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter covers the making of Darling Lili, a comedy-musical-adventure for Julie Andrews and directed by Blake Edwards, who were romantically linked at the time. It suffers from several ... More


Numbers

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0015
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter finishes 20th Century-Fox’s participation in roadshow musicals. After Doctor Dolittle and Star!, the studio was nervous about their colossal Hello, Dolly! being prepared for release in ... More


The Art of the Possible

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter describes the creators—or authors—of musical film, from directors to producers and choreographers. These include old-pro movie professionals like Michael Curtiz and those totally ... More


“Magnificent Apathy”

Matthew Kennedy

in Roadshow!: The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199925674
eISBN:
9780190201920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199925674.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter sixteen covers the 1969 Hollywood recession, brought on in part by underperforming musicals. Production was down, and unions reported widespread unemployment. Every studio was experiencing ... More


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