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Hello, Gorgeous Becoming Barbra Streisand (Hardcover)

Author:  William J. Mann
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0547368925
ISBN-13: 9780547368924
Sku: 227825850
Publish Date: 10/9/2012
Pages:  566
 
The acclaimed and bestselling biographer of Katherine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor charts Barbra Streisand''s climb to fame during her New York years and tells the electrifying story of how she transformed herself into the greatest superstar of her era.
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In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a seventeen-year-old Jewish kid with a voice as big as her nose. Four years later,  she had taken over Broadway as the star of Funny Girl and had three platinum albums. In Hello, Gorgeous, Mann charts that climb to fame. He takes us back to her formative years: her relationship with her mother, her early lovers, and her husband, Elliott Gould.   With access to the previously sealed private collections of Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and many others, Mann lays out the first-ever accurate account of the making of Funny Girl, fills in an incomplete record of Streisand's early nightclub and television appearances, and takes us  behind the scenes of the canny marketing team whose strategies made her stardom seem inevitable. He also re-creates a vibrant piece of New York theatrical history? the dinner clubs and the birth of Off-Off-Broadway.

|Everyone of a certain age remembers when the phenomenon of Barbra Streisand rewrote all the rules of stardom. In this  intimate portrait, Mann incisively  illuminates the woman before she became the icon.

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0566
Product attributePublisher:   Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
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