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Book of the week: Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood

Book of the week: Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood

The meteoric rise of the 70s superstar

Editor: Talar Bilemjian


From being on the road to singing in the studio, photographers Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller capture the darling of Broadway as she became a household name in Hollywood

Working to capture "the real Barbra", Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller – two leading photojournalists of the 70s – followed the superstar during her first five years in Hollywood through her journey into the film industry, which has now been published by Taschen in Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood. 

Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood

Loaded with photographs of Barbra Streisand – over half of which have never been published before – and stories behind the images from Schapiro and Schiller, this new book is a must-have collection for any fan of the American icon. The book features all the best Hollywood movies Streisand starred in, from Funny Girl and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever to The Way We Were and The Owl and the Pussycat.

Limited to a total of 1,200 numbered copies signed by Schapiro and Schiller, the new tome is available as a collector's edition, and also in two art editions of 100 copies each.

Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood

Barbra: Streisand’s Early Years in Hollywood is available online and at select boutiques worldwide now

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