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Al Hirschfeld

Born June 21, 1903

 
 
Al Hirschfeld Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Al Hirschfeld Marker
Inscription.  Albert Hirschfeld was born in a house on Kensington Avenue in St. Louis. His family moved to New York when he was 12, and by age 18 he was Artistic Director at Selznick Pictures. After the New York Times printed one of his theater sketches in 1927, Hirschfeld emerged as a master of the line drawing. For over six decades he captured the essence of the theater's personalities with a few pen strokes. Often drawn in a dark theater, Hirschfeld's works became intrinsic to Broadway culture. Assessing their stature, one critic wrote, "There are just two forms of fame on Broadway: seeing your name in lights, and more significantly, to be drawn by Hirschfeld."
 
Erected 1993 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.349′ N, 90° 18.161′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Limit Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6301 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stanley Elkin (here, next to this marker); Buddy Ebsen (a few steps from this marker); Evarts Graham (a few steps from this marker); Mona Van Duyn (a few steps from this marker); Bill Mauldin (a few steps from this marker); Leonard Slatkin (a few steps from this marker); Miles Davis (a few steps from this marker); Yogi Berra (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then and 12 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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