By the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
"After all these many years, with nary a competitor in sight nor hindsight, Mr. Hirschfeld remains the master-the undisputed Chairman of the Drawing Board."
Al Hirschfeld's line drawings are synonymous with the American theater, but his dynamic work for Hollywood films is only now gaining the attention it deserves. This fun, affordable paperback-which accompanies an exhibition at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences-showcases his marvelous artwork for movie posters, billboards, murals, and theater displays with images of film stars from Laurel and Hardy to the Marx Brothers, Fred Astaire, and Julia Roberts; and for classic movies such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain, and The Manchurian Candidate. The entire world of cinema, as only Hirschfeld could portray it, unfolds in this radiant companion volume to Hirschfeld's New York.
115 illustrations, 45 in full color, 96 pages, 9 x 10"