The five spectacular DVDs contained in this boxed set speak volumes about vision and integrity, fearless instinct, and a passion for discovery. If you think you remember these specials from watching them when they first aired, you'll be astonished how time has only enhanced their vitality. If you're seeing them for the first time, you'll be stunned at the sheer amount of affection, imagination, and energy that went into the creation of each program.
My Name Is Barbra (1965) Filmed in glorious black-and-white, Barbra's first television special in 1965 is a classic in every sense of the word. Reviewers waxed ecstatic with praise. Winner of five Emmy Awards and the prestigious Peabody Award for Distinguished Achievement in Television.
Color Me Barbra (1966) Fresh from the overwhelming triumph My Name Is Barbra, CBS network executives requested a follow-up special. It is a show-business axiom that sequels generally fail to live up to the original, but in the case of Color Me Barbra, the odds were most assuredly beaten by a wide margin. Filmed in spectacular color, this companion piece to her first special is one for the ages. The vibrant colors become a metaphor for imagination, inventiveness, fantasy, and sheer brilliance. Considered by many to be a "bookend" to My Name Is Barbra - Color Me Barbra is in every way the equal of its predecessor.
Also includes the following: The Belle of 14th Street (1967), Barbra Streisand: A Happening In Central Park (1968), Barbra Streisand... and Other Musical Instruments (1973).