Last year, she did a small club gig (her last time was in 1961!) at the Village Vanguard for a small group of about 80, mostly fans that won the tickets in a contest from her website, plus pals like Nicole Kidman, Sarah Jessica Parker & the Clintons. I think that would have been amazing thing to have experienced. I was fortunate to see it in the comfort of my home, thanks to PBS. Barbra won me over again. I found her performance to be funny, raw & rather astounding.
I have even more conflicted feelings about her film work…but not on this post, except to say that What’s Up Doc? is one of the best film comedies of all time & one of my favorites. When Barbra sings You’re the Top to Ryan O’Neal? Like Buttah.
Barbra singing Memories = please, NO!
Barbra singing C'est Si Bon from Color Me Barbra = perfection.