MY NAME IS BARBRA ~ April 28, 1965 ~ Hello, Gorgeous!...Pristine Print of this Fabulous and First Television Special Starring Barbra Streisand
ABOUT THE SHOW
On th evening of April 28, 1965, at 10:00 P.M. the American people were given their first long, close-up look at Barbra Streisand. They were enthralled and delighted by what they saw.
Rushing from set to set in a flowing gown singing " I'm Late ," cavorting in a hughley oversized playground as a five-year-old, joking with the audience during a monologue about a weird lady called " Pearl From Istanbul ," waltzing through Bergdoft Goodman's in assorted expensive outfits singing " Second Hand Rose " and finally performing in concert, Barbra prooved herself to be one of the most exciting , talented performers in show business. MY NAME IS BARBRA created a sensation across the country as reviewers outdid each other in praising the show and its star. One critic called it "The classic hour of entertainment in any field." New York's JOURNAL-AMERICAN ran a front-page photo the following day, with the caption "Magnificent Barbra!"
At award time early the following year, MY NAME IS BARBRA won five Emmys :
- " Outstanding Program "
- " Outstanding Individual Achievement in Entertainment " -- Barbra Streisand
- " Best Concept, Choreography and Staging " -- Joe Layton
- " Best Art Design " -- Tom John and Bill Harp
- " Best Musical Direction " -- Peter Matz
SEE AND HEAR OVER 20 MEMORABLE PERFORMANES INCLUDING: PEOPLE, SECOND HAND ROSE, DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE; MY MAN AND MORE.
- My Name is Barbra
- Much More
- I'm Late
- Make Believe
- How Does the Wine Taste
- A Kid Again
- I'm Five
- Sweet Zoo
- Where Is The Wonder?
- I've Got The Blues
- Second Hand Rose
- Give Me The Simple Life
- I Got Plenty of Nothing
- Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
- Nobody Knows You When Your Down and Out
- The Best Things in Life are Free
- When The Sun Comes Out
- Why Did I Choose You?
- Lover, Come Back To Me
- I Am Woman
- Don't Rain On My Parade
- The Music That Makes Me Dance
- My Man
- Happy Days Are Here Again
The Bergdof Goodman scenes were "a nightmare" for the director and crew, as the first floor of the store was lined with mirrors. Barbra Streisand filmed this scene on a Sunday (her day off from "Funny Girl").
The audience segments were filmed in a small TV studio in New York City just down the street from where Barbra Streisand was performing in "Funny Girl". The audience consisted of about 200 members of Streisand's fan club.
ABOUT THE CAPTURE
Pristine, re-mastered copy. DVD includes menu, scene/song selection and audio commentary by Ms. Streisand. The picture and sound look and sound as if it were filmed yesterday. (A)
Run time: 60m
B&W / Color: B&W