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Ethan Mordden

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190651763

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190651763.001.0001

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Streisand’s Television

Streisand’s Television

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On Streisand

Ethan Mordden

Oxford University Press

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 style reflected the different modes she had been using, from the liberty of jazz singing to the power-ballad style epitomized in her “People,” along with her comic voice for the children’s numbers. It also showcased her versatility. The chapter discusses Streisand’s other television shows, including Color Me Barbra (1966), The Belle Of Fourteenth Street (1967), A Happening in Central Park (1968), and Barbra Streisand … And Other Musical Instruments (1973). It also considers Streisand’s return to live concertizing via Live at the Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim (1994), along with another television concert held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Live in Concert 2006.

Keywords:   television special, My Name Is Barbra, singing, Color Me Barbra, The Belle Of Fourteenth Street, A Happening in Central Park, concert, Barbra Streisand

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