Barbra Streisand. Steve Schapiro & Lawrence SchillerHardcover, 10.4 x 14.7 in., 7.36 lb, 336 pages70
Barbra Streisand. Steve Schapiro & Lawrence Schiller70
From [i]Funny Girl[/i] to [i]A Star Is Born[/i], the meteoric rise of Barbra Streisand
Brimming with photographs, stories, and behind-the-scenes shots from Schapiro and Schiller, and previously available only as a limited edition, this is a must-have collection for any Streisand fan. All the best movies of Streisand’s first Hollywood decade are here: Funny Girl, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, The Way We Were, The Owl and the Pussycat, Up the Sandbox, Funny Lady, and A Star Is Born. So too are her loves, directors, confidants, and costars: Elliott Gould, William Wyler, Sydney Pollack, Vincente Minnelli, Cis Corman, Omar Sharif, Kris Kristofferson, and, of course, Robert Redford.
Through it all a picture emerges not of a singer who could act, but of an actress who could sing, write, direct, dance, and do just about anything she put her mind to.
Lawrence Schiller began his career as a photojournalist for Life, Time, and Paris Match, photographing some of the most iconic figures of the 1960s, from Marilyn Monroe to Barbra Streisand, from Ali and Patterson to Redford and Newman. His book projects include five New York Times best sellers, Marilyn & Me, Barbra, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Executioner’s Song, by Norman Mailer. He has directed or produced 20 motion pictures, including the documentaries The American Dreamer and the Oscar–winning The Man Who Skied Down Everest. Among his films for television, The Executioner’s Song and Peter the Great won five Emmys.
Steve Schapiro’s career as a freelance photojournalist started with a story on Arkansas migrant workers that made the cover of the The New York Times Magazine in 1961. Since then, his images have appeared in Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and many other publications. In the 1970s, he began a second career as a successful publicity stills and movie poster photographer, working on classic films such as Taxi Driver, The Way We Were, and The Godfather—which can be seen in The Godfather Family Album (TASCHEN, 2008). In 2016, he collaborated with Lawrence Schiller on a Barbra Streisand book (TASCHEN) and in 2017, his Civil Rights photographs were combined with the text of James Baldwin in The Fire Next Time (TASCHEN). He died in 2022.
The contributing authors
Lawrence Grobel has written 20 books relating to writers, the entertainment industry, and its stars; and conducted the October 1977 Playboy interview with Barbra Streisand.
Patt Morrison is a Los Angeles Times writer and columnist with a share of two Pulitzer prizes. She has six Emmys and ten Golden Mike awards for her public broadcasting work, and is the author of a best-selling book on the L.A. River.
Matt Tunia is a film and music historian and writer living in Burbank, CA. His most recent work can be found in Natalie Wood: Reflections on a Legendary Life.
Nina Wiener is Managing Editor at TASCHEN, where she edits the publisher’s literary series—including works by James Baldwin, Norman Mailer, Gay Talese, and Tom Wolfe – and oversees collaborations with artists and organizations including The New York Times, NASA, Walton Ford, and Peter Beard.