Monday, January 31, 2011

Kid Natural

Ryan said he liked this photo of him and Barbra (I do too.) When I asked Ryan if he would also add Kid Natural to his autograph he asked "how do you spell natural"?

Friday, January 21, 2011

The Streisand Center

And she still generously contributes to charities today.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Barbra poster

It was hard to photograph this poster. It's printed on silver mylar and reflects light easily. It's also been rolled up for the last 30 some-odd years. I got it mail order from the back of one of those celebrity magazines.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Star is Born review

One of the bad reviews.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Greetings from Hollywood

A vintage postcard from Hollywood- notice What's Up, Doc? is at the Chinese and Mame is at the Dome. It's a reprint. This postcard is available at any of the tacky tourists traps along Hollywood Boulevard today.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Funny double feature

Funny Lady and Funny Girl made a popular double feature back then.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Today in History

Today in history, January 16, 1977 (which was also a Sunday): Funny Girl and Funny Lady played a double feature at the Olmos theater in San Antonio.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Globe

Absurd story, but don't you just eat it up?!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

RCA VideoDiscs

During the early years of home video laserdiscs were introduced to the market. While they had better sound and picture, VCRs dominated the market because they could record programs too. Laserdiscs bit the dust (along with VCRs) after DVDs came to market. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the RCA discs had to be played on one of their players.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Barbra Streisand cookies

Just what the heck are "special Barbra Streisand cookies"?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Warner Brothers Exhibit Part 2

Here's another photo from the Warner Brothers Exhibit from the Academy Awards exhibit. I think I've seen this photo before but after 35 years of being a Barbra fan, most older photos have a sense of deja vu with me. I might not have seen this exact shot, but I think I've seen one similiar.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Warner Brothers Exhibit

Here's one of the photos that was on exhibit last fall at the Academy's Grand lobby. They had an exhibition of treasures from the Warner Brothers photo lab. That's Paul Newman, Sydney Poiter and Steve McQueen along with Barbra outside the Firsts Artist office on the Warner Brother lot.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Don't believe what you read! Part 13

Just a little off on this prediction.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Knockout Film

Barbra made the cover of the Sunday newspaper entertainment section with a feature on new boxing movies. Stallone released Rocky II during the summer of '79 also.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Barbra mini-bio

A mini-bio sometime after the Oscars. I don't remember which publication.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Left in the Dark

I never did see Emotion in the movie theaters. It must have had a limited release (N.Y., L.A.- as usual). I did see it on MTV back when they showed music videos on that channel. I can remember a few times at the top of the hour when the V.J. would annouce the line up for the next hour and mention Barbra's name! When VH1 started up as a new cable channel, they would play this video all the time, along with Left in the Dark. Now the few times Barbra does a music video they are all "left in the dark".

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Last Laugh!

Barbra gets the last laugh indeed.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello, Dolly! at the Olmos

This is a clipping from the Olmos theater movie calendar in San Antonio from the '70s. It's either from '77 or '78. It was my first screening of the movie. I remember the exit music from Hello, Dolly! played for about 30 seconds then just stopped suddenly. The theater has long since closed down, but this clipping survives!

Saturday, January 1, 2011