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The Line King:The Al Hirschfeld Story


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Recently nominated for an Academy Award, this portrait of the great Broadway caricaturist by Susan Dryfoos is absorbing not only because of his work and milieu, but also because he's been around so long, from his early career in Hollywood to a period working for New Masses to a long tenure at the New York Times. Still working at 94, he's seen a lot, and this decade-by-decade account is a very entertaining history lesson. On the same program, Jessica Yu's Better Late and Martin Murphy's Adventures of Handyman. Film Center, 4:00. --Jonathan Rosenbaum

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Illustration by Al Hirschfeld.

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