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The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story

  • Release Date: Sep 27, 1996
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Genres: Documentary


This is a documentary of the life of artist Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003). While there might still be some debate as to whether caricatures are art, anyone who has seen Hirschfeld's elegant depictions of stage personalities over the years would unequivocably classify them as such, equal or superior to anything by 19th century caricaturist Rene Daumier. This movie, which took nearly ten years to film, follows the chronology of Hirschfeld's life closely. It includes many interviews with Hirschfeld himself, his...more


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