Rare Photos From Barbra Streisand’s Glory Days


Rare Photos From Barbra Streisand’s Glory Days

When Barbra Streisand made her Broadway debut in 1962 in I Can Get It for You Wholesale, she was still a somewhat-unlikely star. After graduating from high school and moving to Manhattan in 1959, she experienced a slew of rejection from casting agents who told her repeatedly that she was “talented but too ugly.” Yet, as the dowdy secretary Yetta Tessye Marmelstein, Streisand stole the show — and earned a Best Supporting Actress Tony nomination. A year later, she won Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Female Vocalist for her first record, The Barbra Streisand Album, and quickly became one of the most enduring icons of her time. ... — By Erica Schwiegershausen

BarbraStreisand101One of a series of photographs taken to illustrate her first No. 1 album; People, 1964.
Photo: Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / Columbia Records

BarbraStreisand1021963
Photo:Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / David Drew Zingg/Look Magazine

BarbraStreisand103On the set of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, 1970
The cover of Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams); photographed by Cecil Beaton.

BarbraStreisand104In Funny Girl, 1968
Photo: Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / Authors Collection

BarbraStreisand1051960
Photo: Streisand: In the Camera Eye (Abrams) / Craig D. Simpson, case photo

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Rare Photos From Barbra Streisand’s Glory Days

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