This year, 1998 marks the thirtieth anniversary of Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand's sensational first movie. To celebrate her plunge into world prominence and popularity, we give you The Ultimate Barbra. This book is an intriguing compilation of information and lore about this multi-talented and phenomenal star, with a special presentation of the people, places, and events of her headline-making life and career to date.
The Ultimate Barbra is a unique, comprehensive volume and is unlike any other book to date on Ms. Streisand. It is an entertaining, bold compendium of test-your-knowledge quizzes, lists, directories of people and places, chronologies, trivia challenges, special appendices (including bibliographies, Web sites and fan club listings), and more. All aspects of her phenomenal talent are covered: her career on stage, film, TV, and in the recording studios; her love life which has ranged from Elvis Presley to Elliott Gould to Canadian prime minister Pierre Trudeau to Don Johnson to current husband James Brolin, being a mother, and her offstage activities in the arenas of philanthropy, politics, and environmentalism.
This book is an informative and clever look at the richly textured life and career of the superstar who offends almost as many people as she delights. Readers and fans may be familiar with the details of her much-chronicled life, but they have not seen them presented in such an unusual and intriguing way as offered in The Ultimate Barbra.