There’s a line in “Yentl,” repeated more than once, that says, “Patience yields many good things.” Well, it’s taken while, but in a case of life imitating art, patient Barbra Streisand fans have the chance to get a good thing…online.
The “hello, gorgeous!” Barbra Streisand cover of November’s ELLE Magazine is now available for purchase online from the ELLE website. You can order as many as nine copies, which may not be a bad idea as only U.S. fans can make the purchase; so buying a couple of extra for friends overseas will make you a hero to fellow Barbra buddies.
While it’s great that this version of the magazine — the Streisand cover — is at last available, it has been a journey to make it so. There were reports that only random subscribers were getting it; another insider suggested that there was just a digital version of Barbra’s cover if you had a iPad subscription. It was like navigating a labyrinth to separate the truth from the fiction.
Seeking out the issue on newsstands, grocery stores, airports and such has been like digging for gold. From coast to coast, Barbra fans were coming up empty since early in October when the issue was released. The Jennifer Aniston cover was omnipresent, but where was Barbra’s? It was beyond “Where’s Waldo?” or “Where In the World Is Matt Lauer?” Indeed, it was a mystery.
Persistency paid off, however, when ELLE responded to numerous inquiries to make this Streisand cover available via the web. And since there is free shipping, nobody is getting stuck paying more than the issue would have cost if you found it on the racks.
There is a one-week time limit to order, so don’t dilly-dally. Place your order today and get your copy or two. It could very well become a Streisand collectible in years to come, but more than that, it’s worth having for more than the cover. Inside, there’s a wonderful feature with Barbra, including a few fabulous quotes and insights. For instance:
- Barbra’s fascination with Sarah Bernhardt is still alive and well, prompting me to wonder if someday she may direct a Bernhardt movie biography. If so, she could play Sarah for part of the film, as the real Bernhardt lived and was still acting until her death in 1923 at the age of 78.
- Jason Gould is getting into music! Barbra mentioned that her son has been singing his own music. Was this just an off-hand remark or something more?
- Her reminiscing about meeting Warren Beatty when they were young actors in summer stock! Hmm… was Warren the “boy in the company” she was talking about in the introduction to “He Touched Me” for “The Concert” 1994?
Once again, to order the Streisand ELLE cover, click HERE.