iPhone: Al Hirschfeld’s Desk & Chair

by Emon Hassan on January 19, 2012

Went to pick up a couple of books on Buster Keaton and Silent Film Music (researching for my short doc about Keaton films scored with live guitars for Guitarkadia) at NYPL Performing Arts branch when I saw this: the desk, lamp, and chair used by Al Hirschfeld.

Here’s a clip from the film ‘The Line King‘ where he’s seen working at his station. Here’s a piece on The New York Times profiling 4 artists who’ve continued the “pad and pencil tradition of drawing Broadway” Launching off Keaton’s biovaganza with Edward McPherson’s Tempest In A Flat Hat.

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