Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Barbra's "cameo" in Can't Stop the Music


Barbra makes a "cameo" appearance in everybody's favorite disco musical Can't Stop the Music!(much better than Thank God it's Friday, Xanadu, Roller Boogie, and Skatetown U.S.A. combined if you ask me). In the top photo you can see a reflection of the Funny Girl broadway poster in the mirror. In the bottom photo you can see just a portion of it (Bruce Jenner blocks most of it).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Hello, Dolly! on campus

Colleges could order movies for screenings on their campus through specialty film catalogues. Hello, Dolly! was available at one time in two different versions! One version ran 145 minutes long and a shorter version ran at 118 minutes (and at a savings of $50)! I say splurge and spend the extra money. I would be curious to see the abbreviated version. They probably cut out some of the musical numbers.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Kismet records

Way back in the early '80s a series of bootleg records was available for a limited time. I was on their mailing list (I think from being a subscriber to Barbra magazine) and ordered what they had available. This was a big deal at the time. Nowadays most of this is available for free on the internet.
I don't have a record player anymore, but I still have the albums. Go figure.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Streisand speaks

They still play commercials too loud to this day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Way We Bore Part 7

Mad magazine did a satire on The Way We Were. Great artwork and funny to boot.

The Way We Bore Part 6

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Barbra on the "A" list

Barbra is on my "A" list too!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Watch Closely Now




CBS Sunday Morning recently did a feature on sad movies. It talked about how they don't make them like they use to. One of the reasons being the target audience for movies is males under the age of 25 along with the global market appeal. Loud, action-adventure movies are now the major moneymakers.
I kept waiting for a clip from The Way We Were, to no avail. Finally at the end of the feature they showed a clip from A Star is Born without mentioning it by name. Turned out to be a nice touch to conclude on as the curtains closed.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Columbia Records & Tape Club


11 tapes or records for $1.00. . . .such a deal. Wait a minute, what's in that small print?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Star is Born in Dallas

You may notice the wording "not suitable" printed above the R rating. This is a newspaper ad from Dallas. They had a tighter rating system there. X-rated movies along with R-rated movies were both given the same "not suitable" rating! Go figure. If you could only go to the movies for $1.50 now-a-days.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Miami Beach Funny Girl

With real Zeigfeld girls in attendance this must have been a rare treat. Of course, by 1968 most of the Zeigfeld girls had probably already retired to Miami.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Barbra on Glee

There have been so many Barbra references on the TV show Glee that I can't keep count. Every week her name is mentioned or one of her songs is sung. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. Here's one Barbra reference that was so quick if you blinked you missed it. It's a shot inside Rachel's school locker.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sky magazine



Nice article about Barbra being honored at MusiCares in Delta's Sky magazine.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MusiCares Part 35

Along the Grammy Walk of Fame.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

MusiCares Part 33

The red carpet before the action began.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

MusiCares Part 32

The red carpet entering the building.