Preparing for her first Broadway star turn, Streisand explained to Jerome Weidman, the writer of I Can Get It for You Wholesale, why she’d changed her name. “I hapna love Brooklyn, but it’s like the name Barbara. Every day with the third “a” in the middle, you could go out of your mind. I mean, what are we here for? Every day the same thing? No change? No variety? Why get born? Every day the same thing, you might as well be dead. I’ve had 19 years of “Barbara” with three a’s and all my life born in Brooklyn. Enough is enough. Don’t you understand that?”
Barbra Streisand, 1966.
Barbra wearing an outfit designed by Arnold Scaasi, worn at the 41st Academy Awards, 1969.
"They were smiling at each other as if this was the beginning of the world."— F. Scott Fitzgerald
Barbra at a surprise birthday party for Anthony Newley in 1965. Also pictured are Joan Collins, Tommy Steele, Newley, Jule Styne and David Merrick.