Episode 48 – Hirschfeld’s Drag Show (Online Exhibition) with Charles Busch

David Leopold interviews actor, writer, cabaret performer, and drag legend Charles Busch on his vivid career and his work on the online exhibition Hirschfeld’s Drag Show, celebrating 74 years of performers in drag across 15 drawings by Al Hirschfeld.

Hirschfeld’s Drag Show is available to view now at alhirschfeldfoundation.org/exhibitions

Recorded at The Algonquin Hotel in New York. Check out The Hirschfeld Package at The Algonquin Hotel

Visit CharlesBusch.com

Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in the episode:


Charles Busch (Two Drawings)

Charles Ludlam, 1983

Jose Ferrer

Charley’s Aunt, 1940

Charley’s Aunt (Other Drawings)

Mary Martin as Peter Pan, 1954

Peter Pan (Other Drawings)

Some Like It Hot, 1959

Myra Breckinridge, 1969

La Cage Aux Folles, 1983

Charles Busch in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, 1986

Goodbye Charlie, 1959

Liza Minnelli

Barbra Streisand

Meghan Robinson in Psycho Beach Party, 1987

Andy Halliday in The Lady in Question, 1989

The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, 2002

Lynne Meadow, 1993

Victor/Victoria, 1995

Julie Andrews

Valerie Harper

Hairspray, 2002


Visit our website

Visit our shop

Like us on Facebook

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel  

Watch Hirschfeld Moments: Ep.4 – Hirschfeld Draws a Star!

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Instagram

HirschfeldHomestyle.com

The Hirschfeld Package at The Algonquin Hotel

Episode 47 – MGM 100

David and Katherine celebrate MGM’s centennial with a look back at Hirschfeld’s 40+ years working for the studio on many of their iconic films including the Marx Brothers films, Royal Wedding, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, and many more!

Follow along with the show notes to view the works mentioned in this episode:

All MGM Images

On Ze Boulevard, 1927

The Green Ghost (Released as “The Unholy Night”), 1929

Ordeal (Released as “The Ship in Shanghai”), 1929

Hallelujah, 1928

Hirschfeld Stamps

Laurel and Hardy

Min and Bill Poster, 1930

The Wizard of Oz

Promoting Pandemonium! – Selling Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy to Depression-Era America Book Ft. Works by Al Hirschfeld

Stan Laurel Mask, 1933

Oliver Hardy Mask, 1933

Charley Chase Mask, 1933

Flying High (Stage and Film)

Marx Brothers (MGM Works)

Cabin in the Sky, 1943

Harlem as seen by Hirschfeld, 1941

Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney Films

Strike Up the Band, 1940

Meet Me in St. Louis, 1944

National Velvet, 1944

“Young Girl” AKA Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet, 1944

Thousands Cheer, 1943

Til the Clouds Roll By, 1946

The Ziegfeld Follies, 1946

Kim, 1950

Battleground (Misspoken as “Battlefield”)

An American in Paris, 1951

Singin’ in the Rain, 1952

Fred Astaire in Royal Wedding, 1951

Ray Bolger in Where’s Charley?, 1949

The Night of the Iguana, 1964

Far From the Madding Crowd, 1967

The Odd Couple (Film), 1968

The Sunshine Boys (Film), 1975

Singin’ in the Rain, 1977

A Star is Born, 1977

Another Fine Mess, 1930

Doctor Zhivago, 1965

All MGM Images

——————————————————————

Visit our website

Visit our shop

Like us on Facebook

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel  

Watch Hirschfeld Moments: Ep.4 – Hirschfeld Draws a Star!

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Instagram

HirschfeldHomestyle.com

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

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

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

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: 19411973

There Shall Be No Night: 19401973

The Skin of Our Teeth: 19421973 

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

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 BoxIrene 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

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

Episode 40 – Hirschfeld in the 21st Century

Join Al Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director David Leopold and Archives Manager Katherine Eastman as they take a look at Hirschfeld’s works in the 21st Century in honor of his 120th birthday on June 21st. From Friends on TV, to Academy Award nominees, to Reba on Broadway and more; hear about the final works in Al Hirschfeld’s career and how his legacy lives on today.

The Royal Tenenbaums, 2001

Gangs of New York, 2002

2000 Academy Award Nominees

Groucho Marx, 2000

Comedians at Lunch, 2000

The Sopranos, 2001

Friends 

Seinfeld

The West Wing, 2001

Will & Grace

American Flag (TV Guide), 2001

Ally McBeal, 1999

Riverdance, 2000

Jacob’s Pillow, 2001

The Conductors of the Philadelphia Orchestra, 2002

Reba McEntire, 2001

42nd Street, 2001

Oklahoma!, 2002

Oklahoma (Other Drawings)

David Mamet and Ricky Jay – On the Stem, 2002

Harry Houdini, 2002

Tony Nominees – Special Theatrical Event: Barbara CookBea ArthurJohn LeguizamoElaine Stritch 

Self-Portrait, 2002

Self-Portrait for the Fog Museum, 1985

Inkwell Self-Portrait, 1980

Mary Rodgers, 2000


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

Episode 39 – The Murals of 1958

Join Al Hirschfeld Foundation Creative Director David Leopold and Archive Manager Katherine Eastman as they discuss various Hirschfeld murals from the year 1958 including a World’s Fair mural caught in the backdrop of the Cold War!

Mural at American Pavilion at Brussels World’s Fair (1958)

The Visit (1958)

The First Born (1958)

Playwrights Mural for the Playbill Room at the Hotel Manhattan (1958)

Broadway First Nighters (1958) – for the Hotel Manhattan: Part One

Broadway First Nighters (1958) – for the Hotel Manhattan: Part Two

First Ladies of the Theater (1958) for the Hotel Manhattan

Ethel Barrymore

The Movies (1954) for Fifth Avenue Cinema

Mural Wallpaper (1958)

Article about Hirschfeld Mural Wallpaper 

Article about The Frolic Room in LA featuring the Hirschfeld Mural Wallpaper

Duke McHale in Babes in Arms (1937)

Bloomer Girl (1944)

Write in your shower curtain idea or write us a review to info@alhirschfeldfoundation.org

_________________________

Visit our website

Visit our shop

Like us on Facebook

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel Check out Episode 1 of the Hirschfeld Moments Series!

Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Instagram