Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Hello Gorgeous

Little-known fact about me: when I was a kid I was a big Barbra Streisand fan. Like, I saw Yentl in the theater, and was thrilled to receive The Broadway Album, on vinyl, for Christmas the year I was nine. So I am quite fascinated to see that both Tachen and Abrams have brought out big Barbra photo books this fall. And that both feature her iconic profile and cat-eye makeup from a certain era on their covers. This is the sort of occasional unavoidable accidental confluence that generally makes book editors want to tear their hair out, but considering one of the books costs $40 and the other is $700 it's maybe not such a big deal. Hello gorgeous.

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