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30 March 1966 (USA) See more »
Barbra Streisand's second television special, consisting of her singing and doing comedy skits. | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win See more »
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  (in credits order)

Barbra Streisand ... Herself

Directed by
Dwight Hemion 
Roland Vance 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Emmett 

Produced by
Martin Erlichman .... executive producer
Dwight Hemion .... producer
David Horn .... series producer
Anu Krishnan .... producer
Joe Layton .... producer
Willard Levitas .... associate producer
Barry Schulman .... executive producer
Art Direction by
Sabina Daley 
Tom H. John 
Makeup Department
Fredrick Glaser .... hair stylist
Production Management
Paul Shiers .... production supervisor
Art Department
Ben Chappel .... lead developer
Bill Harp .... set dresser
Tom H. John .... set designer
Brian Santalone .... implementation art director
Ying Zhou-Hudson .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Frank Laico .... audio consultant
B.A. Taylor .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Barry .... lighting director
Music Department
Peter Matz .... musical director
Other crew
Bob Adleman .... business manager
Rupert Baron .... stage manager
Anthony Chapman .... interactive director
Diana Cofresi-Terrero .... production assistant
Carmen DiRienzo .... vice president
Leslie Kriesel .... copy editor
Brian Lee .... technical director
Peggy Lieber .... production assistant
Bill O'Donnell .... development director
Carl Schutzman .... technical director

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Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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 »
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Triumphant Follow-Up Shows If It Ain't Broke..., 18 July 2006
Author: Ed Uyeshima from San Francisco, CA, USA

A year after her triumphant first special, "My Name Is Barbra", Barbra Streisand regrouped with her production team to produce this follow-up CBS-TV special in then-revolutionary color. First broadcast in March 1966, "Color Me Barbra" follows a similar format to its predecessor - three segments, the first two with unique concepts. The first takes place in the after-hours halls of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where dressed as a period maid, she roams the galleries and becomes part of the artwork through song. In various guises, Streisand expresses a variety of moods from the comedy schtick of the "Minute Waltz" to the melodrama of "Non C'est Rien" in a Modigliani painting to the beatnik-style frenzy of "Gotta Move" set to abstract art. My favorite moment in the special is when she transforms into a dead ringer of Queen Nefertiti while singing a haunting rendition of Rogers and Hart's "Where or When".

Opening with another comic monologue full of silly non-sequiturs, this time in French, the second segment is back in the studio for a brightly-colored circus medley where she interacts with animals, including her beloved poodle Sadie. She finds an appropriate context for "Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long" with a bevy of penguins and comically compares her profile to an anteater's with "We Have So Much in Common". As with the first special, the program ends with a riveting solo concert in which she sings some chestnuts, "Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home", "Where Am I Going?" and "Starting Here, Starting Now" among them. Also included is the brief introduction she filmed in 1986, ironically dressed in all-white, when the special was first released on VHS. The juxtaposition of locale and song is even more effective than in her first special, and a 23-year old Streisand is in peak form.

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