The Resource Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power, Neal Gabler

Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power, Neal Gabler

Label
Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power
Title
Barbra Streisand
Title remainder
redefining beauty, femininity, and power
Statement of responsibility
Neal Gabler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful ... talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment-from a popular vocalist to a first-rank Broadway star in Funny Girl to an Oscar-winning actress to a producer and director. But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business. To achieve her success, Brooklyn-born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds, not the least of which was her Jewishness. Dismissed, insulted, even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish, she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless. Neal Gabler examines Streisand's life and career through this prism of otherness-a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention-and shows how central it was to Streisand's triumph as one of the voices of her age
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gabler, Neal
Dewey number
791
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.S915
LC item number
G33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish Lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Streisand, Barbra
  • Singers
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power, Neal Gabler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300210910
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015957531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930797868
  • 633406
  • (OCoLC)ocn930797868
  • 633406
Label
Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power, Neal Gabler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 284 pages
Isbn
9780300210910
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015957531
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930797868
  • 633406
  • (OCoLC)ocn930797868
  • 633406

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