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AUDIO TOUR – Hirschfeld at The Harmonie Club

David Leopold gives an audio tour of the current Hirschfeld exhibition at the Harmonie Club in New York City . The tour begins on the main level in the Library, and continues on the fourth floor in the Hub. The exhibition will remain up until January 17, 2020. For those not at the Harmonie Club, follow along with the drawings below in the show notes. The Library George and Ira Gershwin, 1990 Ella Fitzgerald, 1993 Fred Astaire, 1973 Mick Jagger, 1999 Liza Minnelli, 1999 My Fair Lady, 1956 Les...

Episode 25 – The First Drawing of the Marx Brothers (with Robert S. Bader)

BREAKING NEWS! The first Hirschfeld drawing of the Marx Brothers has been found/confirmed. Robert S. Bader joins David and Katherine to discuss the new find. Follow along and see all of the drawings as you listen in the show notes. ------------------------------------------------- The first drawing of the Marx Brothers (June 8, 1935) Spencer Tracy (MGM June 1935) Laurel and Hardy (MGM June 1935) A Night at the Opera Jailbirds of Paradise The Stages at Cinema Cathedrals Cracked Iceman Merrily...

Episode 24 – The Algonquin Round Table

David and Katherine are back, this time celebrating the centennial of the Algonquin Round Table! Hear tales of the Round Table as they relate to Hirschfeld....and some tangents (as always!). Check out our new Patreon page here!! --------------------------------------------- The Algonquin Round Table Alexander Woollcott The Man Who Came to Dinner Sidney Chaplin / Irene Rich Rehearsal of Yellow Jacket Summer Theater Peoples Heywood Broun Shoot the Works Manhattan Oases Marc Connelly Wild Man...


Episode 23 – Interview with Eric Goldberg

Take a magic carpet ride with David, Katherine, and legendary Disney animator Eric Goldberg! Eric tells of Hirschfeld's influence on his own work in animation through the years. We hope you enjoy this very special episode. ------------------------- Visit our website Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram

Episode 22 – Laurel and Hardy

Happy birthday, Oliver Hardy! David Leopold and Katherine Eastman are here for all, yes ALL, your Laurel and Hardy needs. --------------------------------------------------------- Chewbacca Star Trek The Cher Show New Drawings, courtesy of Jay Polk Hirschfeld Auctions ALL LAUREL AND HARDY IMAGES 1929 Yearbook Hallelujah! Laurel and Hardy in bed Louisiana Purchase Another Fine Mess MGM Yearbook Pardon Us Pack Up Your Troubles Devil's Brothers Busy Bodies Sons of the Desert Hail Hal Roach...

Episode 21 – New York City Center

In honor of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary, David and Katherine explore City Center's history through the drawings of Al Hirschfeld. ------------------------- Laguardia Beverly Sills Metropolitan Opera Drawings Leopold Stokowski Leonard Bernstein Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo Draper and Adler George Balanchine NYC Ballet Jerome Robbins Omnibus Alistair Cook Helen Hayes Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Joffrey Ballet (Night of Stars) Alvin Ailey Judith Jamison Martha Graham Merce Cunningham...

Episode 20 – Neil Simon

This week, David and Katherine remember the works of Neil Simon. ------------------------- (Robert Q Lewis) Phil Silvers Show Sid Caesar (Bucks County Playhouse) Little Me with Sid Caesar Victor Garber in Little Me Little Me with Martin Short Broadway a la Carte The Odd Couple Sweet Charity Promises Promises Sweet Charity with Shirley MacLaine The Out-of-Towners Prisoner of Second Avenue The Good Doctor Last of the Red Hot Lovers Plaza Suite California Suite The Sunshine Boys The Goodbye...

Episode 19 – The Harvard Collection

This week we explore the largest public collection of Hirschfeld works, The Harvard Collection. Get a taste of the collection--it's just the tip of the iceberg. -------------------------------- Richard Kiley in Man of La Mancha Fogg Self portrait Put it in Writing Ella Fitzgerald Orson Welles Ethel Waters in Africana Rang Tang (not in Harvard collection) Jules Hatfield in The Waltz of the Dogs Paula Truman in the Grand Street Follies Barretts of Wimpole Street / The Glass Menagerie Lost in...

Episode 18 – Elizabeth Taylor

This week, David and Katherine tour the career of Elizabeth Taylor through the drawings of Al Hirschfeld. ------------------------- National Velvet Katharine Hepburn Undercurrent Sam Marx A Date with Judy Robert Stack Ivanhoe The Last Time I Saw Paris 1960 Acamdy Award Hopefuls 1961 Academy Award Nominees Laurence Olivier in The Entertainer (stage) The Movies There’s No Business Like Show Business (James Dean) CBS Specials SJ Perelman and Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton Richard Burton...

Episode 17 – CBS

The Hirschfeld Century Podcast returns with an episode dedicated entirely to CBS. From radio to television, learn more about Hirschfeld's 60 year relationship with the network. 1944 Postcards (complete list) Self Portrait Edward R Murrow Douglas Edwards William L Shirer Dateline America in the Air Service to the Front Thanks to the Yanks Major George Fielding Eliot Ozzie and Harriet George Burns and Gracie Allen Garry Moore and Jimmy Durante 1967 Garry Moore Drawing Cecil B De Mille directs...

Episode 16 – My Fair Lady

This week we celebrate the upcoming production of My Fair Lady on Broadway! Of course, Hirschfeld was there from the very beginning... ------------------------------------------------- My Fair Lady Cast Album Pygmalion My Fair Lady Moss Hart Lerner and Loewe Camelot Mural for the Playbill Room Generic My Fair Lady Julie Andrews The Boyfriend John Held Star! The Sound of Music Mary Poppins I Can Get it for you Wholesale Putting it Together Victor/Victoria Julie Harris Rex Harrison Lilli...

Episode 15 – Old Hollywood Scandals

Join us as we relive some of the earliest Hollywood scandals through the drawings of Al Hirschfeld. ------------------------------------------------- William Randolph Hearst Marion Davies Charles Chaplin (character study) Charles Chaplin in Sunnyside Manhattan Oases Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle Buster Keaton Thelma Todd Charley Chase Laurel & Hardy The Marx Brothers Murder Inc Lana Turner Sean Connery ------------------------- Visit our website Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us...

Episode 14 – Rodgers and Hammerstein

This week, join The Al Hirschfeld Foundation's David Leopold and Katherine Eastman as they tour the works of Rodgers and Hammerstein. ------------------------- Lorenz Hart Present Arms Jumbo Higher and Higher On Your Toes The Mikado Babes in Arms The Nicholas Brothers Duke McHale Are You With It? Boys from Syracuse Boys from Syracuse (Generic) Boys from Syracuse (Unlikely Casting) Show Boat Last Time I Saw Paris Carmen Jones Billy Rose Oklahoma! Mike Todd The Ziegfeld Follies Florence...

Episode 13 – Politics

Americana Alexander King Harold Ross as Joseph Stalin New Masses Martha Graham Cover Isolationist Ken Magazine History of the American Communist Party PM Magazine Retreat from Washington 9 Old Men of the Supreme Court Peace in Our Time American Mercury Claude Pepper John Lewis The Nation FDR Cover Eisenhower Inauguration De Gaulle American Mercury Cover Churchill American Mercury Cover Churchill Self Portrait American Mercury Cover Vivien Kellems Joseph McCarthy Richard Nixon Spiro Agnew...

Episode 12 – Justin “Squigs” Robertson

This week we host our first guest on the podcast, Justin "Squigs" Robertson! Squigs' drawings of Broadway are can be found at, as party of the "Broadway Ink" feature, and the Lights of Broadway Trading Cards. ———————— Follow along with Squigs drawings here by clicking here! Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Cape Playhouse Bucks County Playhouse Stephen Sondheim (1977) Ethel Merman in Annie Get Your Gun Mary Martin in The Sound of Music Hal Prince Guys...

Episode 11 – Rock N Roll

From Elvis to Britney, get ready to rock! ———————— Elvis Presley (1956) The Beatles and the Singing Nun The Monkees The David Frost Show Kid Galahad Follow That Dream Bye Bye Birdie Elvis Presley (’68 Comeback Special) Ringo Starr Jane Fonda / Warren Beatty Hair Creative Management Association Aerosmith Sentiment Stages a Comeback The World of Culture in 1977 Season Preview 1984-1985 Dick Clark Playboy Music Poll ASCAP Madonna The Pointer Sisters The Beatles Elvis Presley (Blue Suede Shoes)...

Episode 10 – Elia Kazan

Join us as we explore the works of the controversial/legendary entertainment figure, Elia Kazan ———————— Elia Kazan Lee Strasberg Harold Clurman Stella Adler Stanislavsky Eugene O’Neill George Kaufman Sidney Kingsley Men in White Gold Eagle Guy Waiting for Lefty Till the Day That I Die Clifford Odets The Case of Clyde Griffith Golden Boy The Young Goes First Casey Jones The Grateful Dead Thunder Rock Night Music Liliom Carousel Five Alarm Waltz Cafe Crown Sam Jaffe Skin of Our Teeth The...

Episode 9 – TV Guide

This week, we tour the history of television through Hirschfeld's work on the cover and inside of TV Guide. ———————— TV Guide Drawings ———————— Visit our website Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram

Episode 8 – Hello, Dolly!

This week, we talk all things Hello, Dolly! and of course, Carol Channing ————————- Carol Channing Hello, Dolly Alec Guinness is Dylan Eve Arden What’s Cookin' On Broadway Mothers on Broadway Troubled Fathers Villains on Broadway Husbands and Wives on Broadway Supporting Players Whose Numbers Stopped Their Musical Shows Gentlemen Prefer Blondes The Merchant of Yonkers Our Town The Matchmaker David Merrick Ethel Merman Milk and Honey Louis Armstrong Celine Dion Hair Mary Martin Merrick and 3...

Episode 7 – Summer Theatre

Join Al Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director David Leopold and Archives Manager Katherine Marshall-Eastman as they talk summer theatre through the drawings of legendary caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. ————————- Summer Theatre drawings Among Those Featured This Week in New Plays on Summer Stages Map of Ye Summer Theaters Red Barn Theatre Suffern Playhouse Bucks County Playhouse George Kaufman Labertville Music Circus Eagles Mere Players Dolly Haas Two Weeks Pay Every Barn's A Stage Some of the...