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 Girl

Murder by Death

Chapter Two

They’re Playing Our Song

I Ought To Be In Pictures

Seems Like Old Times

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Biloxi Blues

Broadway Bound

Laughter on the 23rdFloor

The Dinner Party

45 Seconds from Broadway


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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 the Stars

The View from the Bridge

An Evening with Bea Lillie


The Watch on the Rhine

Redrawing of The Watch on the Rhine (not in Harvard collection)

The Skin of Our Teeth

Long Day’s Journey into Night

A Member of the Wedding

I Am a Camera    


Julie Harris and Christopher Plummer


Television Personalities of 1954

Fantasy Island

Paths of Glory

The Miracle Worker

On the set of West Side Story

West Side Story Finale

American Ballet Theatre

Mikhail Baryshnikov

Galina Panova

Martha Graham

George Balanchine

All American

Irving Berlin (color)

Irving Berlin

Rodgers and Hammerstein

Loren Mazel

Maurice Ravel

Hallelujah Baby

Porgy and Bess

The Musical Revue gets a Standing Ovation

Star Standing Ovation (not in Harvard collection)

Where’s Charley Rehearsal

My Fair Lady (25thanniversary)

Arthur Miller

Hal Prince

English Playwrights

Grapes of Wrath

Lois Smith in Grapes of Wrath

Henry Fonda in the Grapes of Wrath

Jack Palance in the Silver Tassie (not in Harvard collection)

The Mikado

Death in Philadelphia

New York Opening

Broadway First Nighters

Harold Ross

Peter Schickele

Tommy Tune in White Ties and Tails


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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


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

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Mr. and Mrs. Burton

Brut Productions

Ash Wednesday

Little Foxes

Private Lives

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


CBS Dateline


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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


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 the Lux Radio Theatre

Screen Guild Actors

Crime Doctor

Bert Lytell from Stage Door Canteen

It Pays to be Ignorant

Correction, Please with Jay C Flippen

Frank Sinatra

Kate Smith

Lyn Murray

Phil Baker

Johnny Morgan

Allan Jones

Kenny Baker

Jessica Dragonette


Inner Sanctum with Raymond Edward Johnson

Robert Stack

Fred Allen


American Mercury – Ernest Hemingway

American Mercury – Churchill Self Portrait

TV Guides (CBS)

$64,000 Question


Alfred Hitchcock

1937 Alfred Hitchcock drawing

Carol Burnett 1970

Carol Burnett 1990

Sonny and Cher

George Burns and Gracie Allen

Lucille Ball

Edward R Murrow

Alan Alda in M*A*S*H



What’s My Line?

1962-1963 Season (complete list)

CBS News 

CBS Sports

CBS Specials

Judy Garland

Ziegfeld Follies Lucille Ball portrait

Allen Funt

One Touch of Venus

Interior TV Guides 

Mission: Impossible

Bud Collier in To Tell the Truth

Steve Allen in I’ve Got a Secret….????

My Three Sons

Pistols and Petticoats

Katherine’s Picture at Graceland, 12 years old

Viacom (complete list)

Hawaii Five-O

The Andy Griffith Show


The Twilight Zone

All in the Family

Norman Lear

I Love Lucy

Phil Silvers

Beverly Hillbillies

Family Affair

The Bob Newhart Show

Perry Mason

Leonard Bernstein Conducts the Young People’s Symphony

The Nanny


I Love Lucy

David Letterman

60 Minutes

CBS Sunday Morning Portrait


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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


My Fair Lady

Moss Hart

Lerner and Loewe


Mural for the Playbill Room

Generic My Fair Lady

Julie Andrews

The Boyfriend

John Held


The Sound of Music

Mary Poppins

I Can Get it for you Wholesale

Putting it Together


Julie Harris

Rex Harrison

Lilli Palmer

Bell Book and Candle

Sweet Aloes


The Happy Thieves

My Fair Lady (Colliers Drawing)

George Bernard Shaw

Winston Churchill

The Chocolate Soldier, 1930

Pygmalion, 1990


My Fair Lady (Film)

My Fair Lady (1976)

My Fair Lady (1981)

Dr. Doolittle



Great Performances 30th Anniversary

Rex Harrison (1989)


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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


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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


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


Mike Todd

The Ziegfeld Follies

Florence Henderson

The King and I

Gertrude Lawrence

Yul Brynner

SJ Perelman

Siamese Sketchbook

Jerome Robbins

Me and Juliet

Noises Off

Pipe Dream


Flower Drum Song

The Sound of Music

Stephen Sondheim

Do I Hear a Waltz?

Two by Two

Richard Rodgers

Rodgers and Hammerstein Portraits


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Episode 13 – Politics


Alexander King

Harold Ross as Joseph Stalin

New Masses

Martha Graham Cover


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

Warren Burger

Mao Tse Tong

Democratic Convention

Republican Convention

Ted Kennedy

Jerry Brown

Bob Dole

Marc Connolly

George Bush

Billy Bradley

Of Thee I Sing

I’d Rather be Right

Federal Theatre Project

Cradle Will Rock

Pins and Needles

Louisiana Purchase

The Crucible



Angels in America


Mayor the Musical

South Pacific


United Artists Films

The Defiant Ones

The Manchurian Candidate

Elmer Gantry

Lyndon Johnson and Barry Goldwater

Lenny Bruce and The Fuzz

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 squigsonline.com, Broadway.com as party of the “Broadway Ink” feature, and the Lights of Broadway Trading Cards.


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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 and Dolls

Richard Kiley in Man of la Mancha

Fiddler on the Roof

Tommy Tune (Hirschfeld’s final NY Times drawing)

Fantasy Island TV Guide

All in the Family TV Guide


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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


Creative Management Association


Sentiment Stages a Comeback

The World of Culture in 1977

Season Preview 1984-1985

Dick Clark

Playboy Music Poll



The Pointer Sisters

The Beatles

Elvis Presley (Blue Suede Shoes)

Bruce Springsteen

Jerry Garcia

The Grateful Dead

Bob Dylan

Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

Neil Young

Billy Joel

Clive Davis

Phil Ramone

Yoko Ono

The Artist Formerly Known as Prince


Sonny & Cher

Time Magazine Artists of the Century (Armstrong)

Time Magazine Artists of the Century (Dylan)

Céline Dion

Alicia Keys

Britney Spears


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