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Barbra Streisand. Steve Schapiro & Lawrence Schiller

750Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: In Stock
Hello, gorgeous! On the set, on the road, and in the studio, photographers Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller capture the darling of Broadway as her Hollywood star rises. Featuring more than 100 never-before-published pictures, this must-have collection for any Streisand fan features all her best movies, from Funny Girl to A Star Is Born, as well as her loves, directors, costars, and confidantes.

Collector’s Edition (No. 201–1,200), each signed by Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller
Edition of 1,000Hardcover in clamshell box12.3 x 17.3 in.17.41 lb340 pages

“…un imperdibile pezzo da collezione per tutti i fan della cantante/attrice/regista…”
“Have a special someone in your life who’s both a bibliophile and a Babsophile? Spoil them with this limited Collector’s Edition of behind-the-scenes shots, many never previously published, from Streisand’s first five years in Hollywood. At Christmas or Hannukah, it’ll go down like hot buttah-ed rum.”
Passport Magazine

“It’s very beautiful…The artful photographs bring back some great memories.”

Barbra Streisand in People Magazine
XXL books are a minimum 39 cm (15.4 in.)
Barbra Streisand. Steve Schapiro & Lawrence Schiller

Barbra Streisand. Steve Schapiro & Lawrence Schiller


Pitch Perfect

From Funny Girl to A Star Is Born, the meteoric rise of Barbra Streisand

In 1970 Barbra Streisand published a story in Life magazine titled “Who Am I Anyway?” It was the very question two leading photojournalists of the day—Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller—were also asking as they photographed her during her first five years in Hollywood, working to get beneath the veneer and capture “the real Barbra.”

Brimming with more than 100 photographs—over half of which have never been published before—and stories behind the shots from Schapiro and Schiller, 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, confidantes, 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.

Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies (No. 201–1,200), each signed by Steve Schapiro and Lawrence Schiller.

Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies each; No. 1–100 with a print signed by Steve Schapiro, and No. 101–200 with a print signed by Lawrence Schiller.
The photographers

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.

The editor

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.

Barbra Streisand. Steve Schapiro & Lawrence Schiller
Edition of 1,000Hardcover in clamshell box31.2 x 44 cm7.90 kg340 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-4240-1

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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