By the time she uttered the famous words ‘Hello Gorgeous’ in her screen debut in Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand was an international superstar, having conquered the music industry, Broadway, and television in the 1960s.

This session will focus on Streisand in these pivotal years when she transitioned from a young ingenue with an incredible voice into one of the most famous women in the world (and certainly becoming the most famous female Jewish superstar at the time). Clips from her television specials, recorded material, and magazine spreads will help to shed light on how Streisand became a major star in the 1960s and what her entry into film meant to her overall popularity.

Dr. Julie Lobalzo Wright

Julie Lobalzo Wright is an Assistant Professor in Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick. She has taught and researched film and television stardom for many years, publishing work and giving talks on various stars, including Judy Garland, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, and Diane Keaton. Her next project is a book length study of Barbra Streisand that will focus on the authorship of her star image throughout her career.

Film Screenings

2-4 April: Funny Girl 

7-9 April: The Way We Were

9-10 April: What's Up Doc?

14-18 April: Yentl

14-17 April: A Star is Born (1976)

18-21 April: Hello Dolly

Please note

This event will take place in the building. 

A booking fee of £2 will be added to all orders. 

Date - Wed 10 April 2024 2:00pm


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