G | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The life of Fanny Brice, famed comedienne and entertainer of the early 1900s. We see her rise to fame as a Ziegfield girl, subsequent career, and her personal life, particularly her relationship with Nick Arnstein.
According to some reports, Barbra Streisand was constantly late to the set, would ask to re-shoot scenes that were already done, and try to control every aspect of the production, from the lighting design to what sort of shot was needed to who did her hair.
When Fanny runs out to greet the ship she expected to board at the last minute to meet Nick, she's seen at the East River. She boards a tugboat with a clear view of the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges in the background. In fact, all steamships then, and cruise liners now, leave from the west side of Manhattan -- from the Hudson River where at the time, there were no bridges to be seen. Now, the only bridge on the Hudson (and not yet built (1933) would have been the George Washington.
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