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Hollywood & Vine with the Beatles’ Stars from the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame
Original Crow Quill Pen & Ink Drawing on Artists’ Board
Hand signed in Ink by Al Hirschfeld

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Al Hirschfeld Is Forever.

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The MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD Celebrates: January 13th is National What Day?*?*?*?

We must not Tarry or Delay
In Acknowledging This Most Important National Day
Hint: Today is a Day that Rhymes with Lucky
Today our Nation Celebrates the Rubber Duckie

In July of 1983, The CHILDREN’S TELEVISION WORKSHOP came to our Gallery to commission an AL HIRSCHFELD drawing of the Cast of SESAME STREET. ERNIE’s (see below) favorite bath-time friend is the Rubber Duckie we celebrate. Click here to sing along with him—oh joy!

SesameStreetAL HIRSCHFELD’s portrait of Sesame Street

To see our Permanent On-line Hirschfeld Exhibition Visit Al Hirschfeld’s Official Website, alhirschfeld.com, by clicking here.

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The MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD. celebrates the Anniversary of “Broadway Joe” Namath signing with the New York Jets on January 2, 1965.

AL HIRSCHFELD drew JOE NAMATH, SUSAN ELIZABETH SCOTT, and EDDIE BRACKEN in July, 1981 for the Jones Beach production of the musical Damn Yankees.

Based on the Faust legend (whence the “Damn” in the title), this legendary musical owes its book to GEORGE ABBOTT and DOUGLASS WALLOP, based on Wallop’s original novel, The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant. Music and lyrics are by RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS.

In the Jones Beach Marine Theater production, Joe Namath was cast in the lead, making his acting debut. Joe played Joe Boyd, a Yankees fan fanatic enough to accept the Devil’s offer: You can play for the Yankees, but you will have to pay me with your soul!

And for the past 60 years, whether renting the film or attending the stage productions all over the United States, audiences have watched Joe Boyd go from un-damned to damned to re-un-damned again.

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Joe Namath, Susan Elizabeth Scott, and Eddie Bracken
Original Crow Quill Pen & Ink Drawing on Artists’ Board
Hand signed in Ink by Al Hirschfeld

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The MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD. Remembers GEORGE HARRISON: Forty-five years ago today, on January 2, 1971, George Harrison’s album “All Things Must Pass,” hit No.1 on the U.S. Album Chart. Thus George Harrison became the first Beatle to have a solo album rise to the summit in the United States.

MF speaking here: AL HIRSCHFELD created his own solo album, a visual suite comprised of each individual Beatle. Here is Hirschfeld’s stunning portrait of George Harrison in India, and its title is Eternity and Infinity. The entire portrait speaks to the eternal. Can you find the infinity?

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A timeless portrait—one might say you can find Eternity and Infinity within.
Hand signed by Al Hirschfeld
Limited-Edition Lithograph

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MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD Celebrates YOUSEF KARSH on What Would Have Been His 107th BIRTHDAY—December 23, 1908 (December 23, 1908- July 13, 2002)

YOUSEF KARSH and AL HIRSCHFELD have something in common: they are genius. So when Karsh proposed that they portraitize each other, Hirschfeld immediately agreed, and we set the date.

MF speaking here: Almost from the moment he arrived at HIRSCHFELD’S studio, Karsh began searching for a proper prop to pose with Hirschfeld. I think that Karsh wanted to include in the photograph a clue to his subject’s identity, a clue that might render Hirschfeld at once recognizable to the viewer. An instant visual caption, which is so much more satisfying for the viewer than finding and reading a portrait’s title in text.

And It just so happened that, without any hinting from me, Karsh spied then jumped upon a gigantic pencil. By gigantic, I mean a pencil whose eraser was about eye to eye with Hirschfeld. And where did Hirschfeld get this towering pencil? It was a birthday gift from me.

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THE MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD Celebrates LUDWIG VON BEETHOVEN’S 245th BIRTHDAY—December 16, 1770. And 217 Years Later, Our Dear Gallery Assistant SIOBHAN ALEXIS Chose This Joyful Day To Be Born, As Well!

BEETHOVEN created music that changed the world. AL HIRSCHFELD captured Beethoven in the brilliant HOROWITZ AND FRIENDS, with portraits of: VLADIMIR HOROWITZ, CHOPIN, TCHAIKOVSKY, BRAHMS, BACH, MOZART, DEBUSSY, JOHN PHILLIP SOUSA, and BEETHOVEN.

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Vladimir Horowitz, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy, and John Philip Sousa
Original Crow Quill Pen & Ink Drawing on Artists’ Board
Hand signed in Ink by Al Hirschfeld

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HAPPY 46th ANNIVERSARY
TO THE MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD.

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The MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD Celebrates HEDY LAMARR on what would have been her 101st Birthday, November 9, 1914 – January 19, 2000.

Shown here is AL HIRSCHFELD’s take on the 1944 film, The Heavenly Body, starring HEDY LAMARR and WILLIAM POWELL as the married Whitleys. In Hirschfeld’s Art the story’s theme of astronomy and astrology are included as the supporting characters.

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William Powell and Hedy Lamarr

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The MARGO FEIDEN GALLERIES LTD Celebrates the Broadway Opening of EUGENE O’NEILL’s Play, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT on November 7, 1956.

EUGENE O’NEILL died in 1953. By O’Neill’s choice, this wrenching autobiographical play was never published or performed during O’Neill’s lifetime. The play garnered for O’Neill the Pulitzer Prize, which was awarded posthumously. It was the fourth Pulitzer Prize awarded to O’Neill.

This AL HIRSCHFELD Drawing filled the Cover of Theatre Arts Magazine, issue of April 1957. Hirschfeld shows Eugene O’Neill with a front row seat in Heaven—but not as a member of the audience. Nope. Hirschfeld’s O’Neill is the play’s puppeteer, here controlling Fredric March.

February 2, 1956: Long Day’s Journey Into Night, regarded as a monument among American plays, actually had its debut run in Stockholm, Sweden—where it was performed in Swedish. Its title: “Lång dags färd mot natt.” Staged by the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Eugene O’Neill’s play was received with critical acclamation—and was embraced by its audience.

November 7,1956: Long Day’s Journey Into Night had its Broadway debut at the Helen Hayes Theatre.

Credits for the original Broadway production: JOSÉ QUINTERO was the director, a task he would reprise in 1958 for the play’s run in the United Kingdom. The Broadway cast was led by FREDRIC MARCH as James Tyrone—O’Neill’s doppelganger—and FLORENCE ELDRIDGE as Mary Tyrone, JASON ROBARDS, JR. played Jamie Tyrone, with BRADFORD DILLMAN as Edmund and KATHERINE ROSS as Cathleen.

What an interesting cast played in the London production: ANTHONY QUAYLE as James, GWEN FFRANGCON-DAVIES as Mary, ALAN BATES as Edmund, IAN BANNEN as Jamie, and ETAIN O’DELL as Cathleen.

MF writing here: Al Hirschfeld’s relationship with O’Neill, otherwise a close one, went through a period of strain. Without looking it up, can you guess over what?

And my final thoughts. Few plays reach this height, that of becoming a rite of passage for the craft of acting. As with playing Shakespeare, there are actors whose careers feel incomplete without tackling Tyrone.

The last production I saw of Long Day’s Journey Into Night starred Philip Seymour Hoffman.

 

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