The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
This documentary from Susan Warms Dryfoos follows the life and career of accomplished caricaturist and artist Al Hirschfeld. Hirschfeld rises to prominence drawing caricatures of Broadway actors and other celebrities for the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Times in the 1920s. His portrayals quickly become a rite of passage for rising theater actors. At the time of filming Hirschfeld is in his early 90s, still drawing, and eager to expound on his life and work.