The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story

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Release Date: September 27, 1996Running Time: 87 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary

Al Hirschfeld
Carol Channing
Nina Hirschfeld
Colleen Dewhurst

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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.