Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

More Barbra Candids

Another candid. From which event? I don't know. Any guesses?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Candid Barbra - The Hungry i

One of the candid photos I've picked up through the years. This one is supposedly from The Hungry i concert (but don't quote me on that!)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

All Night Long advertising

Got this ad sheet for All Night Long way back then. Notice it says "revised ads". I can't tell the difference between these and the other ads.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Pink Dress series Part 1

I collected a batch of candid photos of Barbra at this event. Some have already been posted. Forgive me, but I don't know the name of this event. If someone out there knows, please advise. I'm sure someone out there does. Anyway, I'm calling it The Pink Dress series.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Funny Girl on the big screen Part 6

It would have been more dramatic to take a photograph during the movie, but I didn't want to disturbed the other patrons. But I had to take a least one shot to memorialize the event. Figured no one would be too upset if I took a shot during closing credits.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Funny Girl on the big screen Part 5

Funny Girl isn't rated R of course. The "R" is short for remastered in 4K.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Funny Girl on the big screen Part 4

This is a rare ticket for Funny Girl. Only 9 exist. That's right. Only 9 people showed up for the screening. And 2 of them showed up late when Barbra was singing Second Hand Rose so who knows if they actually paid for a ticket to see Funny Girl. They could have wandered in after seeing another movie.
It was by luck that I knew about the screening. No promotion. Not even a mention in the newspaper.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Funny Girl on the big screen Part 3

While the era of the roadshow engagement is long gone, I couldn't help but notice some remnants are coming back. Advance tickets were available. Granted, there was only one screening in this case. You could still buy them in advance. You could also choose the seat you wanted, similar to reserved seating during the initial engagement. They also including the intermission.

Unlike the roadshow engagement, I bought the first ticket for the screening 30 minutes before showtime!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Funny Girl on the big screen Part 2

I vaguely remember seeing Funny Girl in the theater when it came out. I was there with my parents. I don't know why the brought me. As a child, it wasn't a movie that would hold my attention. My only memory was the tugboat scene.
I remember seeing it on network television a few years later. Again, too young to appreciate.
After I became a Barbra fan, I would hunt it down whenever it would show up on TV.
Way back when, the major cities in Texas had theaters screening double features of old movies. I'm sure this was true in all major cities back then, but I knew of a theater in San Antonio and Austin that would show double features of old movies. They would print a monthly calendar so you could plan ahead. They always screened Funny Girl with Funny Lady.
I was able to see such a screening in Austin. I believe it was the Varsity theater across the street from the University of Texas. It was definitely across the street from the University. This was my first screening on the big screen after becoming a Barbra fan.
I was amazed at the screening. I didn't understand Panavision or widescreen processes at that time. However, I could tell I was seeing images on the big screen that I didn't see on TV. The biggest shock was when she sang My Man at the end. During part of the song, she is on the right side of the screen- not dead center like on TV.
It was truly an eye-opening experience. Of course this was back before the videotape of Funny Girl was released. And even then, that was a pan and scan version. Years later, the widescreen laserdisc version was unavailable before I could buy one. Then years later, finally, the widescreen version on DVD was released.
But back in the early '80s, nothing could compare to the big screen.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Funny Girl on the big screen Part 1

It's a rare occasion to see a vintage Streisand film on the big screen in South Florida. O.K. it's pretty rare to see any vintage film on the big screen in a theater these days. So when it does happen, it's a joyous event.

By luck last Wednesday, I was checking online to see what movies were playing this past weekend at my local theater. Imagine my surprise when I noticed Funny Girl listed as an option. I couldn't believe my eyes. I had no idea. One showing only. Sunday at 2:00 p.m. No display ad in the paper. No write up in the newspaper. No promotion what-so-ever. I emailed the local Barbra fans that I knew to give them a heads up.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Nuts about Nuts

A glowing review from a local newspaper.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Coming soon - Funny Lady

CBS Sunday morning recently interviewed Bette Midler regarding her portrayal of Sue Mengers on Broadway. The show mentioned that they interviewed the real Sue back in the '70s and showed a clip from the original episode. At the time Barbra was one of her biggest clients and they showed a few scenes in the editing room of Barbra's soon-to-be-released film, Funny Lady.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Head - Funny Girl connection

The photograph at the top is from the 1969 movie Head starring the Monkees. Look closely at the lower level windows where it says SHAVING 5 cents and HAIRCUTTING 10 cents. It's the same windows and location for Barbra Streisand to sing People.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lucky Me - For Pete's Sake connection

Doris and Barbra- how lucky can you get? I've always adored Doris Day- not as much as Barbra of course. I finally found a Doris Day/ Barbra Streisand connection. The top photograph is from Lucky Me, the bottom one For Pete's Sake. The same Warner Brother's backlot some twenty years apart. Even the box office is the same- repainted and moved back a bit.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Main Event - Village Voice review

Not-so-great review of The Main Event. Not that it mattered. As the reviewer wrote, Streisand can turn a movie into gold. What I do object to is the fact that he gave away the ending- that's one of the reasons I don't read reviews until after I see a movie.