Hirschfeld's Hollywood: The Film Art of Al Hirschfeld

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Harry N. Abrams, 2001 - Art - 96 pages
"Hirschfeld's Hollywood showcases Hirschfeld's nine decades of film art for the first time. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the book is illustrated with more than 100 marvelous drawings, paintings, collages, posters, billboards, murals, and other ephemera. Included are classic caricatures and behind-the-scenes perspectives of stars, directors, and producers, all executed in Hirschfeld's sinuous line, as well as vibrantly colored works that will be new to many of the artist's fans. Whether Laurel and Hardy or the Marx Brothers, Charlie Chaplin or Fred Astaire, Cary Grant or Marlon Brando, Goldie Hawn or Julia Roberts, Walt Disney or Steven Spielberg - this book captures Hollywood as only Hirschfeld could portray it.".

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The delightfully clever illustrations in these companion books span 80 years of productivity by the still-active 98-year-old artist Hirschfeld. The dual publications coincide with dual exhibitions ... Read full review



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Larry Gelbart has gained widespread fame as one of the creators of the hit TV series M*A*S*H. Born on February 25, 1923 in Chicago, he got his first break at the age of 16, when he became a joke writer for Danny Thomas. Gelbart wrote radio scripts for such noted personalities as Bob Hope and Sid Caesar and quickly moved on to authoring plays. In 1962, Gelbart's smash musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, co-written with Stephen Sondheim, opened to rave reviews and has become a classic in musical theatre. Gelbart's works have entertained millions. He wrote the screenplays for Tootsie and Oh God!, wrote the musical City of Angels, and wrote and produced the TV series M*A*S*H. He has won numerous awards including several Tonys, an Emmy and a Drama Desk award. In 1998, he wrote his autobiography, Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God!, and a Few Other Funny Things. This highly enjoyable work is filled with humorous anecdotes, recollections and Gelbart's incomparable humor.

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