Funny Girl (1968)

93EPISODE # 44:  Say “Hello, gorgeous!” to Barbra Streisand in FUNNY GIRL. This podcast episode was recorded at the famed Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Theater historian Margot Gerber joins us to talk about how the theatre not only hosted the FUNNY GIRL premiere, but also hosted the FIRST Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. Then, singer, actress, and filmmaker Tamela D’Amico hops on the mic to reveal which famous crooner almost played Nicky Arnstein (Omar Sharif got the part) and how the real-life Fanny Brice (played to perfection by Barbra Streisand in her film debut) differed from movie Fanny Brice. And what did legendary director William Wyler have to say about working with Barbra? Join us and find out!

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