Monday, March 26, 2012


Barbra Streisand - star plus. Plus two knock-em dead seasons in Funny Girl. Plus her own once-a-year T.V. special. Plus runaway album number five. Plus a one-woman concert at Forrest Hills in August. Plus offers heaped like hors d'oeuvres on a tray - Funny Girl in London ... in the movies...a concert tour of Europe... a whirl as a fashion critic on radio. Plus a new haircut that could set scissors whacking all over - nowadays when Streisand stirs, EVERYTHING moves.
Little black knit planed by clean, sharp shout of colour...cut straight dow the body. Purple blazed on black wool by Kimberly
Rudi Gernreich
The undershirt shirt in this season's knitted dress - the smallest...greatest...pulled down at the waist...stockings along for the joy-ride. 
Emerald green baby-yoke on a straightaway skimp of black wool knit by Kimberly. Gloves by Crescendoe-Superb. Golo Boots.

Barbra Streisand - Plus
Vogue August 1, 1965
Photography: Irving Penn

Barbra Streisand went on to enjoy - or not, a career at the top of all fields of entertainment, becoming one of the  most commercially and critically acclaimed entertainers in the world. Stage, television, concerts, film, and recordings were dominated by Ms. Streisand during and throughout the next three decades garnering her numerous awards in all segments of the industry. She would probably claim as her greatest achievement, the birth of her son Jason, born to her and then-husband Elliott Gould. Like Elvis Presley, Cher, and only a handful of other artists, Streisand is recognized internationally by one name: Streisand. 

 Her name is synonymous with an online phenomenon known as "The Streisand Effect," in which the effort to remove or hide a piece of celebrity information results in  an extreme opposite effect - creating more interest and exposure of the information. It was coined after Streisand's unsuccessful attempt to remove an aerial photograph of her Malibu home in a publicly available photographic collection of coastal homes. 

 This phenomenon was more recently visited on today's celebrities Pamela Anderson, Kim Kardashian, and Paris Hilton, all of whom tried in vain to eliminate public exposure to naughty home videos released without their knowledge.

 Barbra Streisand lives happily today as an occasional performer, wife to husband James Brolin, democratic supporter, and as a major philanthropist through her Streisand Foundation.

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