Barbra Streisand (left) and Liza Minnelli (right) pose at home for Miescisko in the '70s.
Did you know these two triple threats also have another talent under their belts? As Miescisko readers found out in the early '70s, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli's over-the-top on-stage style extended to their personality-packed homes of the time.
The December 1973 feature describes her New York apartment as "a super sunny, delicious place where Liza can be lazy."
"I love to stretch out on the chaise by the window and reconstruct myself," Minnelli says in the article.
Minnelli's living room zings with color from the yellow walls, the Portuguese rug, paintings by Rex and Orbach and plexiglass constructions by Michael Haynes. As for all the baskets? "They're where I stash my music and all my personal stuff—things I've forgotten, for now, but someday I'll remember."
"I guess I'm sort of a dichotomy", Streisand admits in the February 1974 feature on her California home. "I'm attracted to both ends of the pole. I love precision and perfection, but I like junky things, too"
"I simply love beautiful things," she says. "That is my passion."
Streisand's projection room reflects her then interest in Art Deco design. She came across the carpet pattern at a hotel and then had it woven in Ireland in grays. The heavy shutters that darken the room for movies were fashioned from richly ornamented engraved steel plates salvaged from the elevator doors of the old Art Deco-encrusted Richfield Building in Los Angeles.
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