IN MEMORIAM: Wonderful tribute to Al Hirschfeld by Andy Ross in Flak Magazine:
Hirschfeld served as a historian, marking moments of a culture immersed in and enthralled by entertainment. Cataloguing the 20th century, Hirschfeld showed the world the faces of an aging art form. Live performance, with its caked makeup and exhausting hoofing, has no existence beyond the moment it shares with its audience. Without celluloid or videotape, all theater had to make it immortal was Hirschfeld.
Great descriptions of Hirschfeld’s deceptively/masterfully simple style as well