Barbra Streisand: My Name is Barbra

Barbra Streisand: My Name is Barbra

Director: Dwight Hemion Cast: Barbra Streisand



Originally telecast April 28, 1965, My Name is Barbra was Barbra Streisand's first television special. The taped, hour-long program is fragmented into three segments. In part one, Barbra plays a little girl making a comically painful transition to womanhood. Part two, taped at New York's Bergdorf Goodman fashion salon, permits La Streisand to try out several high-priced outfits, all the while singing such Depression-era songs as "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?" The closing act is what we've all been waiting for: a virtuoso medley of songs from Barbra's Broadway hit Funny Girl, along with such showstoppers as "When the Sun Comes Out" and "Just Once." A humongous ratings success, My Name is Barbra won two Emmy awards, and paved the way for the even better full-color follow-up special Color Me Barbra.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/25/2006
UPC: 0603497048922
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Rhino
Region Code: 1
Time: 0:55:00

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Disc #1 -- Barbra Streisand: My Name Is Barbra
1. Introduction [2:31]
2. Act 1: My Name is Barbara [:52]
3. Act 1: Much More [3:07]
4. Act 1: I'm Late [:55]
5. Act 1: Make Believe [2:48]
6. Act 1: How Does the Wine Taste? [2:46]
7. Act 1: I Wish I Were a Kid Again [1:37]
8. Act 1: I'm Five [2:50]
9. Act 1: Sweet Zoo [1:42]
10. Act 1: Where Is the Wonder? [2:24]
11. Act 1: People [2:57]
12. Act 2: I've Got the Blues [1:08]
13. Act 2: Monologue - "Pearl From Istanbul" [3:05]
14. Act 2: Poverty Medley - Second Hand Rose, Give Me the Simple Life, I Got Plenty of Nothing, Brother: Can You Spare a Dime?, Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out, Second Hand Rose (Reprise), The Best Things in Life Are Free [8:12]
15. Act 3: When the Sun Comes Out [3:07]
16. Act 3: Why Did I Choose You? [2:38]
17. Act 3: Lover Come Back to Me [2:11]
18. Act 3: Funny Girl Medley - You Are Woman (I Am Man), Don't Rain on My Parade, The Music That Makes Me Dance [3:48]
19. Act 3: My Man [3:01]
20. Act 3: Happy Days Are Here Again [3:11]

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