Barbra Streisand’s soon-to-be released memoir, My Name is Barbra, clocks in at 992 pages. Famously in control of her own narrative, this long-awaited memoir gives unprecedented insight into one of Brooklyn’s most renowned daughters.
Join Center for Brooklyn History as three cultural observers analyze, discuss and debate Streisand’s autobiographical tome. Filmmaker Ethan Fuirst moderates a panel featuring writer Maris Kreizman, critic Soraya Nadia McDonald, and playwright Jonathan Tolins. The evening includes a Streisand-inspired number by cabaret artist Ella Fartzgerald. Special for this event, on view from the Center for Brooklyn History collection: Erasmus Hall’s 1959 yearbook featuring a photo of 17-year-old Barbara Streisand!
Image: Erasmus Hall High School, Arch, 1959, p. 142. Brooklyn yearbook collection, BCMS.0031. Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.