Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story
|Release Date: September 27, 1996||Running Time: 87 mins.|
|MPAA Rating: None|
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Summary:A documentary on the life of Al Hirschfeld, the most famous, recognizable caricaturist of this century. Filmmaker Susan W. Dryfoos explores the 93-year old artist's life and career through a compilation of interviews with those who have been his subjects, insights from his late wife, Dolly Haas, priceless 1920's home movies, and commentary from Hirschfeld himself. In addition to delightful and quirky insights into Hirschfeld's personal life, the documentary shows him as a brilliant, highly intellectual, yet compassionate observer of humanity.