Color Me Barbra (1966)

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Barbra Streisand's second television special, consisting of her singing and doing comedy skits.


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Barbra Streisand's second television special, consisting of her singing and doing comedy skits.

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Comedy | Music





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30 March 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The concert was one of the first to be filmed in color. The technology was so new that when two of the three cameras broke immediately prior to the show, there were no parts available to repair them. See more »


Referenced in Kathy Griffin Is... Not Nicole Kidman (2005) See more »


C'est si bon
Music by Henri Betti
Lyrics by André Hornez
English lyrics by Jerry Seelen
Performed by Barbra Streisand
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Pleasing special for Streisand addicts; her 2nd one-woman special for CBS
12 February 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Follow-up to 1965's "My Name Is Barbra", and shot in brilliant color, "Color Me Barbra" has La Streisand alternating nostalgia, clowning comedy, feminine romantic angst, and beguiling seriousness for a crazy-quilt hour of show-biz razzle dazzle. She's a cut-up and a femme fatale, a sprite and an enigma. With her Egyptian eye make-up and ever-changing hairstyles, she's also a chameleon. Her voice is rich and moving, even if a few of her songs are not ("One Kiss", "Yesterdays"). The circus sequence isn't as intriguing as the museum trip (with the conceit of Barbra becoming the images in the paintings, an idea which works better than you may think). The circus-medley (built around songs featuring the word "face"!) is girlishly cute without ever really becoming enchanting. Still, this is a lively, jazzy special--not quite as emotionally tantalizing as "My Name Is Barbra", but certainly a sterling sophomore effort.

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