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

The Marx Brothers, June 1935

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 We Roll Along

The Big Store

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!).

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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 of Borneo

Green Pastures

The Farmer Takes a Wife

Black Monday

Robert Benchley

Self Portrait, 1993

Dorothy Parker

Disney Round Table (not Looney Tunes)

Robert Sherwood

Road to Rome

Abe Lincoln in Illinois

Idiot’s Delight

There Shall Be No Night

Rugged Path

Dance A Little Closer

Edna Ferber

Show Boat

The Royal Family

George S Kaufman

Strike up the Band

Sacha Guitry

Once in a Lifetime

You Can’t Take it With You

Merrily We Roll Along

Of Thee I Sing


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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.


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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.



Star Trek

The Cher Show

New Drawings, courtesy of Jay Polk

Hirschfeld Auctions


1929 Yearbook


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

Babes in Toyland

Hollywood Party

Oliver Hardy Mask

Stan Laurel Mask

Bonnie Scotland

Bohemian Girl

Our Relations

Swiss Miss

Air Raid Wardens

Nothing But Trouble

The Movies

Mural Wallpaper

1969 Drawing

Laurel and Hardy in an Oval


1991 Stamps

Here’s Looking At You



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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.



Beverly Sills

Metropolitan Opera Drawings

Leopold Stokowski

Leonard Bernstein

Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

Draper and Adler

George Balanchine

NYC Ballet

Jerome Robbins


Alistair Cook

Helen Hayes

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

Joffrey Ballet (Night of Stars)

Alvin Ailey

Judith Jamison

Martha Graham

Merce Cunningham

Twyla Tharp

Marcel Marceau

Paul Robeson in Othello

The Merry Widow

Carmen Jones

Man and Superman

Devil’s Disciple


Lute Song

Insect Comedy

The Heiress

Dream Girl

First Lady

All’s Well That Ends Well

Show Boat 

Jose Ferrer in 4 Roles

The Four Poster

Time of Your Life


The King and I Cook

Say, Darling

The Grand Kabuki

Bob Fosse in Pal Joey



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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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