Photographs collected by Al Hirschfeld

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Photographs collected by Al Hirschfeld
Date (inclusive): 1924-1990
Date (bulk): 1930s-1970s
Collection number: 1584
Creator: Hirschfeld, Al
Extent: 13.8 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Languages: English

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Preferred Citation

Photographs collected by Al Hirschfeld, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Louise Hirschfeld, 2010


Albert "Al" Hirschfeld was an American caricaturist active from the 1920s through 1990s, best known for his line drawings of celebrities.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

The Photographs collected by Al Hirschfeld span the years 1924-1990 (bulk 1930s-1970s) and encompass 13.8 linear feet. The collection consists primarily of motion picture photographs employed as research to create key art such as posters for feature films.


Arranged in the following series: 1. Motion picture production; 2. Television production; 3. Stage production; 4. Biography; 5. Subject

Indexing Terms

Hirschfeld, Al , 1903-2003--Archives.