The Hirschfeld Century Podcast

The Al Hirschfeld Foundation

The Hirschfeld Century Podcast looks at the 82-year career of artist Al Hirschfeld through his storied history and greatest works. Al Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director, David Leopold, and Archives Manager, Katherine Eastman, take a look at Hirschfeld’s drawings of TV, movies, theater, dance, and more. read less
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Episode 46 – Men About Town: Hirschfeld Draws Noël Coward (Online Exhibition) with Alan Pally
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Episode 46 – Men About Town: Hirschfeld Draws Noël Coward (Online Exhibition) with Alan Pally
David sits down with guest curator Alan Pally, a trustee of the Noël Coward Foundation, to discuss our new online exhibition Men About Town: Hirschfeld Draws Noël Coward, now available to view at alhirschfeldfoundation.org/exhibitions Recorded at The Algonquin Hotel in New York, David and Alan look back at Coward's extraordinary career and the many figures he worked with through Hirschfeld's drawings. Important Links: Men About Town: Hirschfeld Draws Noël Coward (Full Exhibition) About the Noël Coward Foundation The NY Public Library for the Performing Arts The Hirschfeld Package at The Algonquin Hotel Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in this episode: Nöel Coward Lillian Gish Irene Worth John Gielgud  Barbara Cook Paula Laurence Private Lives (Various Productions) Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne Gertrude Lawrence The Red Peppers (from Star!), 1968 Private Lives, 1931 Daniel Massey Raymond Massey Laurence Olivier Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Private Lives, 1983 Joan Collins in Private Lives, 1992 Maggie Smith and John Standing in Private Lives, 1976 Bea Lillie Set to Music, 1939 Elsa Maxwell Blithe Spirit Mildred Natwick Design For Living, 1984 Tammy Grimes Look After Lulu, 1959 Carol Channing Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1949 High Spirits, 1964 Uta Hagen Hirschfeld Century Podcast - Episode 45: 1964  Oh, Coward!, 1987 Marlene Dietrich Waiting in the Wings, 1999 Dana Ivey in Present Laughter, 1982 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Visit our website Visit our shop Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our Youtube Channel   Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram
Episode 45 – 1964
Mar 22 2024
Episode 45 – 1964
David and Katherine look back 60 years ago to a year that was full of exciting works from Al Hirschfeld: 1964! Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly!, Funny Girl and more premiered on Broadway; My Fair Lady and The Best Man hit the big screen; and Hirschfeld introduces two new series of drawings: "Famous Feuds" and "Unlikely Casting". Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in this episode: Bedtime Story, 1964 What's My Line David Niven The Best Man, 1964 The Best Man ("Movies to Remember" Series), 1979 The Best Man (Broadway), 1960 My Fair Lady (Film), 1964 The Train, 1964 Tribute to Harold Mirisch, 1964 The Yellow Rolls Royce, 1964 "Famous Feuds" Series Famous Feuds: Mona Lisa and Rembrandt's Aristotle, 1963 Famous Feuds: The Beatles vs. the Singing Nun, 1964 Famous Feuds: Elia Kazan and Lee Strasberg, 1964 Jimmy Durante as Alfred Smith, 1937 Mary Pickford as Adolf Hitler, 1937 "Be A Television Writer, Earn No Money", 1964 S.J. Perelman with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, 1964 Walter Kerr, 1979 Alec Guinness in Dylan, 1964 Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!, 1964 Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl with Fanny Brice Photo, 1964 Original Cast of Fiddler on the Roof, 1964   Josephine Baker, 1964 Richard Rodgers The King & I Revival, 1964 The Merry Widow Revival, 1964 Porgy & Bess Revival, 1964 Donald Pleasance in Poor Bitos", 1964 King Lear, 1964 Hamlet, 1964 Bajour, 1964 Joe Gould, 1941 Tiny Alice, 1964 Ready When You Are, C.B., 1964 "Unlikely Casting" Series for Playbill, 1964 David Merrick Fade Out Fade In Poster, 1964 Carol Burnett Moon Over Buffalo, 1995 El San Juan Hotel Ads ------------------------------------------------------------------ Visit our website Visit our shop Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our Youtube Channel   Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram
Episode 44 – Disney
Feb 14 2024
Episode 44 – Disney
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation team celebrates Disney's 100th anniversary through Al Hirschfeld's unique relationship with the company including Hirschfeld's critical reviews of early Disney films, his depictions of their characters, and Disney Animation's tributes to Hirschfeld in the films Aladdin and Fantasia 2000! Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in this episode: Hollywood Party, 1934 "Mickey Mouse Can Be All Things To All Men", 1937 Marge Champion Alexander King Hirschfeld's Reviews of Disney Films Walt Disney, 1938 (For Snow White Review) Ray Bolger Eric Goldberg Interview on "The Hirschfeld Century Podcast" (2019) New International Casino, 1937 The Movies, 1954 Television Personalities/Me and the Set, 1955 Ice Capades, 1958 (with the Seven Dwarfs) Freddie Trinkler in Stars on Ice, 1942 Walt Disney, 1955 (For Colliers Magazine) Disney Characters Around the Algonquin Round Table, 1973 The Algonquin Round Table, 1962 Mary Poppins, 1990 (Two Drawings) Americans in London (w/Walt Disney), 1952 Omnibus, 1952 (Featuring Walt Disney and Scenes from Peter Pan) Walt Disney, 1955 (For Colliers Magazine) "Noises Off" Poster, 1992 Eric Goldberg (w/ the Genie), 1995 Solid Sender from "Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld", 1941 George Gershwin Mitzi Mayfair Carl Barks, 1999 Brad Bird and Family, 2002 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Visit our website Visit our shop Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our Youtube Channel   Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram
Episode 43 – Brooks Atkinson & The Lively Years
Nov 6 2023
Episode 43 – Brooks Atkinson & The Lively Years
David & Katherine celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of The Lively Years, a collaboration by Al Hirschfeld and his friend, theater critic Brooks Atkinson, featuring over 80 old and new drawings by Hirschfeld looking back at over 50 years of American theatre. Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in this episode: Brooks Atkinson Our Town The Visit, 1958 R.U.R., 1973  Waiting For Godot Summer and Smoke, 1952 Arthur Miller The Beautiful People, 1941 Sidney Lumet Critic and Artist Escaping the Theater, 1948 Guys and Dolls, 1950 The Iceman Cometh, 1946 The Cradle Will Rock, 1938 (with added "Nina") Born Yesterday, 1946 (Right Side)  Henry Hull in Tobacco Road (1935) Winterset - 1935 & 1973 Idiot's Delight (1973) Golden Boy (1973) Abe Lincoln in Illinois: 1938 (Original) - 1971 (Pulitzer Prize series) - 1973 Watch On The Rhine: 1941 - 1973 There Shall Be No Night: 1940 - 1973 The Skin of Our Teeth: 1942 - 1973  Bury The Dead, 1973 Osgood Perkins (Lively Years Cover), 1973 One Third of a Nation, 1973 Nathan George in No Place To Be Somebody, 1973 Lost In The Stars: Black Theater Makers Drawn By Hirschfeld - Online Exhibition Hair, 1968 West Side Story, 1957 Raisin in the Sun, 1973 Lena Horne Hirschfeld's Original Drawings for The Lively Years (1973) ------------------------------------------------------------------ Visit our website Visit our shop Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our Youtube Channel   Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram
Episode 42 – Warner Brothers 100
Aug 31 2023
Episode 42 – Warner Brothers 100
David & Katherine celebrate the 100th anniversary of Warner Brothers by looking at Hirschfeld's work for the studio and the many films he drew from their prestigious library! Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in this episode: Miguel Covarrubias Rin-Tin-Tin George Bonte, Warner Brothers Art Dept., 1925 Set of Borders from Warner Brother Campaign Book, 1925 Selznick Distributing Corporation Brochure, 1924 Ernst Lubitsch, 1925 Sydney Chaplin in The Man on the Box - Irene Rich in My Wife & I, 1925 John Barrymore in Don Juan, 1926 Jason Robards Sr. Monte Blue How Baxter Butted In, 1925 George Jessel You Can't Take it With You, 1938 My Fair Lady, 1964 Any Wednesday, 1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966 Camelot, 1967 Finian's Rainbow, 1968 Ship of Fools, 1965 Petulia, 1968 Warner Bros. Seven Arts Int'l Film Festival, 1969 What's Up Doc?, 1972 Portnoy's Complaint, 1972 Jane Fonda, 1970 Stanley Kubrick Edits A Clockwork Orange, 1972 McCabe and Mrs. Miller, 1971 The Goodbye Girl, 1977 Lucille Ball in Mame, 1974 The Prisoner of Second Avenue, 1975 The Ritz, 1976 The Cast of The Last of Sheila, 1973 Movies to Remember Series Arthur, 1981 City Heat, 1984 A Streetcar Named Desire - Limited Edition Book The Maltese Falcon, 1977 James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1989 Casablanca All Warner Brothers Published Pieces Visit our website Visit our shop Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our Youtube Channel  - Check out Episode 3 of the Hirschfeld Moments Series! Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram
Episode 41 – Prints
Jun 30 2023
Episode 41 – Prints
At long last, our long-teased prints podcast episode is here! David & Katherine discuss Hirschfeld’s long, exciting history with prints, and answer your burning print questions. Learn more about the Harlem, Rhythm, and Kabuki series, plus many more works! Follow along with the show notes to see the works mentioned in this episode! Lithograph Example: Bob Hope (1988) Etching Example: Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (1975) The Hook Shop (1926) Fez Drawings (1926) Art Students League - Caricature Study (1926) Railway Station, Kharkov (1928) Art and Industry (1931) The Dizzy Club (1931) La Serviette Au Cou (1931) Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld (1941) - Apollo Chorine Rhythm Series (1970) Kabuki Series (1976) Chelsea Pub (1931) Elvis (1968) - (Print with Spotlight) Charlie Chaplin Back View (1981) Reba in Annie Get Your Gun (2001) What's My Line? TV Guide Cover (1957) Lindy Hop from the Harlem Series (1941) The Movies (1954) Conductors of the Philadelphia Orchestra (2002) The Summit (2002) Ringo Starr (2001) Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1997) The Grateful Dead (1995) Jack Lemmon in Tribute (1979) The Sopranos (2001) Frank Ferrante as Groucho Marx (1986) Swing Quartet (1956) United Nations Postal Service (1991) Beverly Hills 90210 (1995) The Gershwins (1955) The Thin Man (1998) Jerry Garcia (1995) Visit our shop for available prints! Print sales support the activities of the Al Hirschfeld Foundation! Visit our website Visit our shop Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our Youtube Channel  - Check out Episode 2 of the Hirschfeld Moments Series! Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram