Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Jewish Literary Festival: William Mann

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Hello Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand
Closing Night
Wednesday, October 24, 7:30 pm
Tickets; $10, Discounted $8
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In 1960, Barbra Streisand was just a seventeen-year-old kid from Brooklyn, bursting with talent and ambition. Four years later she’d taken over Broadway as the star of Funny Girl and had three platinum albums. William Mann chronicles Barbra Streisand’s rise to fame, brilliantly showcasing the electrifying story of how she broke all the showbiz rules to transform herself into the greatest superstar of her era.

William Auth Pho Mann CRED MICHAEL CHILDERS_compressed.JPGMann is a novelist, biographer, and Hollywood historian. His notable works include Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn,
Behind the Screen: How Gays and Lesbians Shaped Hollywood, 1910-1969 and How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood. Mann divides his time between Provincetown, Massachusetts and Palm Springs, California 

Sponsored by the David Bruce Smith Family Foundation

"An indelible portrait of the artist as a young woman.”–Publishers Weekly

Hello Gorgeous Reviewed: Barbra Streisand’s ‘Gorgeous’ Life Unfolds in Book
The Washington Post: Funny how that girl became Barbra

See the entire Festival line-up here!

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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