• The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996)

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story

Release Date: September 27th, 1996

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Lauren Bacall, Carol Channing, Joan Collins, Jules Feiffer, Robert Goulet, Dolly Haas, Al Hirschfeld, Joseph Papp

Director: Susan Warms Dryfoos

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Times History, New York Times Productions, Castle Hill Productions

Distributors: Castle Hill

Keywords: New York City, Quest, Fascinating, Amusing, Daughter, Rise, Wife, Family, 1990s


Nominated Documentary (Feature)