“Documenting her rise from “Funny Girl” to “A Star is Born,” the photographers behind “Barbra Streisand: Steve Schapiro & Lawrence Schiller” had unprecedented access to the actress on set, making this a real treat for her fans.”
Featured in New York Times’ 2017 Gift Guide.
Barbra Streisand: Steve Schapiro & Lawrence Schiller is a book that’s filled with hundreds of photographs by Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller, showcasing Barbara Streisand’s film work starting from Funny Girl, to A Star Is Born.
During the early periods of her career, Barbra Streisand was considered as kooky. She was even suggested to get her nose fixed, and her fashion sense was labeled as offbeat. She didn’t have the mandatory elements that were required to make an artist look like a future superstar. Despite all these shortcomings, she has achieved high success in multiple areas of entertainment. She has been honored with ten Grammy Awards including the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by two Academy Awards.
With a total of 340 pages in its binding, this book is considerably consequential and covers Barbara’s career from 1968 to 1976. And the interesting fact is that only 1200 copies of this book were printed initially. The first hundred were released with the cover page displaying a photograph by Schapiro and the second hundred was released with photography by Schiller as the cover page. And both of these versions were priced at a subsequently higher rate when compared to the normal editions.
The best part about this book is that Barbara hadn’t provided any kind of inputs and also didn’t have any control over the publishing of the book’s contents. The photographers had magnificently captured the special moments even without her getting the slightest hints.