Memory Lane with Joe Franklin (1963)

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(Left to right: Rudy Vallee, Barbra Streisand, Jack LaLanne, Joe Franklin)

Streisand on Joe Franklin Show

(Above: Streisand's first album is plugged by host Joe Franklin, 1963.)

Joe Franklin's talk show ran locally in New York and mixed various guests from different backgrounds. According to Franklin, Barbra was on the show several times, although only one date is known. Like so many other early television shows, there are no tapes of the early Memory Lane shows.

Streisand's first press agent, Richard Falk (pictured, above right), worked hard to get her name in the papers and also arranged for her to appear on Franklin's show.

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“As soon as I heard her sing, my intuition told me that the kid had a terrific set of pipes and a natural style. She was a new, fresh talent. And despite her looks—or lack of them—she would someday have to be reckoned with as a great star. So I started putting her on my TV show,” Franklin said in 1978.

Streisand on Franklin Show