Hello, Gorgeous

Hello, Gorgeous

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a€œBarbra Streisanda€™s story may be the most triumphant case of revenge in show business history . . . Mann vividly evokes the atmosphere of Streisanda€™s New York.a€a€”New York Times In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a seventeen-year-old Brooklyn kid with plenty of talent but no connections and certainly no money; her mother brought her soup to make sure she stayed fed as she took acting classes and scraped out a living. Just four years later, she was the top-selling female recording artist in America and the star of one of Broadwaya€™s biggest hits. In Hello, Gorgeous, the acclaimed Hollywood biographer William Mann chronicles that dizzying ascent, telling the riveting behind-the-scenes story of how Streisand and her team transformed her from an unknown dreamer into one of the worlda€™s most beloved superstars. a€œTrying to figure out the Barbra Streisand mystique is no easy task, but author William Mann expertly captures the launch of her remarkable career in the early 1960s when a unique a€˜star was borna€™ . . . Mann's meticulous research and insightful analysis go deeper than any previous biography: shedding light on the formative years that shaped Streisand's persona, debunking some myths . . . and providing a cultural snapshot of the wild and free-spirited era in which Streisand blossomed.a€a€”USA Today a€œIn his masterful book, Mann captures one of the most fully realized pictures of the multi-hyphenate superstar to date . . . Many books have been written about Streisand but few, if any, put readers as close to the subject as Mann does.qa€”Miami HeraldShe had been advertised in some TV listings to appear on De- cember 9, but perhaps that date was changed since Wholesale had ... 297 director Joe Laytona#39;s offer of a part: Earl Wilsona#39;s syndicated column, as in the Idaho Falls Post Reporter, anbsp;...

Title:Hello, Gorgeous
Author:William J. Mann
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2012-10-09


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