Sunday, April 14, 2024

Just The Type

 Sunday Little Bit Extra Day.

In the old days there were many ways for illustrators and cartoonists to earn a little extra. They had their regular clients, but every once in a while a magazine called for a special piece. Someone who never said no to a little bit of extra income, was the revered theatre and movie caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. He did spot illusytrations for Collier's, illustrated stories by S. J. Perelman for various magazines and covers and more for The TV Guide. In the January 1949 Issue of Holiday, he illustrated a section on Hollywood with this three page beauty. The Hirschfeld Foundation menstions some of the work Hirschfeld did for the magazine, but not this piece (and what others?).

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