Funny Girl’s legacy and value is as a recreation of Streisand’s one-for-the-ages turn in the stage version, now preserved as long as we can watch movies.” — Matthew Kennedy, author of Roadshow! The Fall of Film Musicals in the 1960s

The Digital Bits and History, Legacy & Showmanship are pleased to present this retrospective commemorating the golden anniversary of the release of Funny Girl, the motion picture adaptation of the stage musical featuring Barbra Streisand’s Academy Award-winning performance as comedienne Fanny Brice.

Produced by Ray Stark (Annie, The Way We Were) and directed by William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben-Hur), the award-winning film also starred Omar Sharif (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago) and Kay Medford (BUtterfield 8, Ensign Pulver). The Library of Congress in 2016 selected Funny Girl for preservation in the National Film Registry. [Read on here...]

Loading...

Bits Latest Tweets

The Digital Bits
Today on The Bits – #Shazam! official for #Bluray and #4K #UltraHD on 7/16, plus #JonnyQuest, #PopeyetheSailor & new @WarnerArchive title pre-orders thedigitalbits.com/columns/my-two…
RT @BillHuntBits: Heads-up: Now available for pre-order on Amazon (street date 6/11) – @WarnerArchive’s #JonnyQuest: The Complete Series on…
The Digital Bits
Be sure to follow Bits editor @BillHuntBits for breaking #Bluray & #4K news from 21 years of great industry sources, plus Q&A, #film #spaceflight & #science talk, updates on his upcoming #sciencefiction novel & occasional #catpictures. (Note: Bits questions are best asked there.)