skip to content
The importance of being Barbra Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The importance of being Barbra

Author: Tom Santopietro
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Controversial, a global icon, a diva among divas - Barbra Streisand, the last genuinely unique show business personality of the twentieth century, is the most honored entertainer in the world today. But along with the Tony, two Oscars, six Emmys, eight Grammys, ten Golden Globes, fifty gold albums, and wild acclaim have come wildly diverse reactions to a personality as outsized as her talent. In the words of
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Barbra Streisand; Barbra Streisand; Barbra Streisand
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Santopietro
ISBN: 0312348797 9780312348793
OCLC Number: 63245601
Description: xxiv, 228 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: June 1994 --
Beginnings --
Recordings --
Film --
Television --
Concerts --
Theater --
Politics --
What about today? --
Career scorecard.
Responsibility: Tom Santopietro.
More information:

Abstract:

One Tony, two Oscars, six Emmys, eight Grammys, ten Golden Globes-Barbra Streisand has enjoyed one of the unparalleled careers in show business. The author chronicles every moment: from her first  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Not at all the average fan tribute, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING BARBRA, mixes milk and honey admiration with bracing shots of vinegar. Tom Santopietro 'gets' his idol, loves her for what she is; Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63245601>
library:oclcnum"63245601"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2006"
schema:description""Treating Barbra Streisand like the serious artist she is - and has always claimed to be - The Importance of Being Barbra delves into the key reasons for her all-encompassing success: the overwhelming ambition, the notorious perfectionism, the fervent gay following, the dramatic pull of a voice and style that mysteriously connect with the lovelorn all around the world. A full-scale examination of the acting, singing, and directing that have ranged from the dazzling to the occasionally inexplicable - it's all here for anyone who has ever wondered at the phenomenon that is Barbra Streisand."--BOOK JACKET."@en
schema:description""In Tom Santopietro's analytical look at this one-of-a-kind career, the myths and personal foibles are stripped away, and the focus lands squarely on the work. From the early recordings to the television specials, from the Hollywood blockbusters to the comeback concerts, Streisand's career is placed with an oftentimes uniquely American social context but always allowed to speak for itself. The Importance of Being Barbra reveals all the milestones in a new and sometimes startling light, ranging from the brilliance of Funny Girl and The Broadway Album to the misbegotten yet curiously popular A Star Is Born.""@en
schema:description"June 1994 -- Beginnings -- Recordings -- Film -- Television -- Concerts -- Theater -- Politics -- What about today? -- Career scorecard."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/53314709>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"The importance of being Barbra"@en
schema:numberOfPages"228"
schema:publication
schema:publisher
schema:reviews
rdf:typeschema:Review
schema:itemReviewed<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63245601>
schema:reviewBody""Controversial, a global icon, a diva among divas - Barbra Streisand, the last genuinely unique show business personality of the twentieth century, is the most honored entertainer in the world today. But along with the Tony, two Oscars, six Emmys, eight Grammys, ten Golden Globes, fifty gold albums, and wild acclaim have come wildly diverse reactions to a personality as outsized as her talent. In the words of Streisand herself, "I'm a liberal, opinionated Jewish feminist - I push a lot of buttons."""
schema:workExample
umbel:isLike<http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBA650693>
wdrs:describedby

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.