The Hirschfeld Century
Portrait of an artist and his age
Al Hirschfeld, the legendary artist who redefined caricature and exemplified Broadway, Hollywood, and anywhere the performing arts are presented, enchanting generations with his singular mastery of line, is now revealed in more than 370 of his iconic black-and-white and color drawings, illustrations, and photographs. With a rich biographical text by David Leopold, Hirschfeld authority, who's spent more than twenty years documenting the artist's work and life and who has brought all of his knowledge to this new, sumptuous, and ambitious portrait of the artist and his age. Here, through Hirschfeld's pen, are: Ethel Merman, Benny Goodman, Zero Mostel, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, Katharine Hepburn, the Marx Brothers, Barbra Streisand, Wynton Marsalis, Mick Jagger, Katharine Cornell, Spencer Tracy, and many more.