I visited this Hirchfeld exhibit while on 5th Avenue
Where: Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Avenue at 56th Street
When: The Hirschfeld Spectacular will be on display throughout the Henri Bendel flagship store until January 2, 2014.
Why: Until January 2, 2014, when you collect a Hirschfeld Spectacular Poster at the Henri Bendel flagship store, 20% of your purchase will support The Actors Fund’s Al Hirschfeld Free Clinic and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Broadway actors abound: Mary Martin, Yul Brynner, Alfred Drake—Angela, Chita, andTommy Tune—and the casts of “Phantom,” “The Producers,” “Hairspray,” and “Les Mis.” The many stars of the Silver Screen include Laurel & Hardy, Judy Garland in “The Wizard Of Oz,” and Gable and Leigh in “Gone With The Wind.” There’s Katharine Hepburn, Liz Taylor, Cary Grant, and Gene Kelly; Fred Astaire twirls Ginger Rogers, and Julie Andrews flies over London as Mary Poppins. Television: from “I Love Lucy” to I love “The Golden Girls”—andGroucho, Gleason & Carney, Stiller & Meara. Once again Shatner and Nimoy are taking off in “Star Trek,” and The Beatles are changing the world on Ed Sullivan. Music? Music: Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, Ella, Lena, Elvis, and Frank, Mick, and Keith, Madonna, Jerry Garcia, Wynton Marsalis. Bendel even has Beethoven—and, of course, Hirschfeld’s good friendHoudini, and Sherlock Holmes! The Henri Bendel Hirschfeld Spectacular has hundreds more. And every picture is worth a thousand words.
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