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Al Hirschfeld Thursday 12th July 2012 Michael K. Williams attends the Broadway return of the musical ‘Fela!’ at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. New York City, USA – 1

Al Hirschfeld
Al Hirschfeld

Beau Bridges and Al Hirschfeld Saturday 14th January 2012 Actor Beau Bridges is seen arriving at the Al Hirschfeld Theater for' How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

Beau Bridges and Al Hirschfeld
Beau Bridges and Al Hirschfeld

Darren Criss, Al Hirschfeld and Glee Tuesday 3rd January 2012 Darren Criss from the TV show Glee makes his Broadway debut in the musical 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre - Curtain Call. New York City, USA

Darren Criss, Al Hirschfeld and Glee
Darren Criss, Al Hirschfeld, Beau Bridges and Tammy Blanchard
Darren Criss and Al Hirschfeld
Darren Criss, Al Hirschfeld and Glee
Darren Criss, Al Hirschfeld, Beau Bridges and Tammy Blanchard
Darren Criss, Al Hirschfeld and Beau Bridges

Jane Powell and Al Hirschfeld - Jane Powell and Dickie Moore New York City, USA - Al Hirschfeld Permanent Installation Reception and Unveiling held at The New York Public Library for Performing Arts. Tuesday 25th January 2011

Jane Powell and Al Hirschfeld
Jane Powell, Al Hirschfeld and Marge Champion
Jane Powell and Al Hirschfeld
Jane Powell, Al Hirschfeld and Marge Champion
Jane Powell and Al Hirschfeld

Katrina Bowden and Al Hirschfeld - Katrina Bowden from the TV show '30 Rock' New York City, USA - Opening night of the Broadway musical production of 'Elf' at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre - Arrivals. Sunday 14th November 2010

Katrina Bowden and Al Hirschfeld
Katrina Bowden and Al Hirschfeld
Katrina Bowden and Al Hirschfeld
Katrina Bowden and Al Hirschfeld
Katrina Bowden and Al Hirschfeld
Katrina Bowden and Al Hirschfeld

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Review


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Al Hirschfeld is as much an icon of American entertainment as Walt Disney. His line-art caricatures are legendary, and his body of work would crush your foundation. Hirschfeld died in 2003 at the age of 99, and his legacy is dutifully recorded in this loving documentary, which features long stretches of interviews with the then-93-year-old artist, endless shots of his collected works, and commentary from his contemporaries.

The world knows Hirschfeld from his portraiture, but The Line King reveals a lot more of the man, from his interest in Eastern artistic styles, travels to communist Russia, political cartooning, and more. His impact on the creation of some of Broadway's most classic plays is duly noted, as well. One of the most interesting things in the film -- or that I've heard in my life, really -- involves the fact that the Pentagon uses the hidden "NINAs" (his daughter) in Hirschfeld's drawings to train pilots how to look for camouflaged targets.

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