3. Funny Girl


The Jule Styne and Bob Merrill musical Funny Girl opened on Broadway in 1963. Set in New York just before and right after World War I, the story follows Fanny Brice, a Ziegfeld Follies star as she reflects on her career and personal life. Barbra Streisand who played Fanny in the stage production, repeated the role in the 1968 film adaptation. The movie was filmed on location in New York at sites like the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Liberty Island along with being filmed in parts of New Jersey and the studios in Los Angeles.