Albert Hirschfeld was an American caricaturist best known for his black and white portraits of celebrities and Broadway stars. Al Hirschfeld was born in a two-story duplex at 1313 Carr Street in St. Louis, moved with his family to New York City, where he received his art training at the Art Students League of New York. Following a divorce from Florence Ruth Hobby, in 1943, he married Broadway actress/performer Dolly Haas. Haas died from ovarian cancer in 1994, aged 84, they had a daughter, Nina. In 1996, he married a theatre historian. In 1924, Hirschfeld traveled to Paris and London, where he studied painting and sculpture; when he returned to the United States, a friend, fabled Broadway press agent Richard Maney, showed one of Hirschfeld's drawings to an editor at the New York Herald Tribune, which got Hirschfeld commissions for that newspaper and later, The New York Times. Hirschfeld's style is unique, he is considered to be one of the most important figures in contemporary drawing and caricature, having influenced countless artists and cartoonists.
His caricatures were drawings of pure line in black ink, for which he used a genuine crow quill. Readers of The New York Times and other newspapers prior to the time they printed in color will be most familiar with the Hirschfeld drawings that are black ink on white illustration board. However, there is a whole body of Hirschfeld's work in color. Hirschfeld's full-color paintings were commissioned by many magazines as the cover. Examples are TV Guide, Life Magazine, American Mercury, Look Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The New Masses, Seventeen Magazine, he illustrated many books in color, most notably among them Harlem As Seen By Hirschfeld, with text by William Saroyan. He was commissioned by CBS to illustrate a preview magazine featuring the network's new TV programming in fall 1963. One of the programs was Candid Camera, Hirschfeld's caricature of the show's host Allen Funt outraged Funt so much he threatened to leave the network if the magazine were issued. Hirschfeld prepared a different likeness more flattering, but he and the network pointed out to Funt that the artwork prepared for newspapers and some other print media had been long in preparation and it was too late to withdraw it.
Funt insisted that what could be changed would have to be. Newsweek ran a squib on the controversy. Hirschfeld started young and continued drawing to the end of his life, thus chronicling nearly all the major entertainment figures of the 20th century. During his eight-decade career, he gained fame by illustrating the actors and dancers of various Broadway plays, which would appear in advance in The New York Times to herald the play's opening. Though the theater was his best-known field of interest, according to Hirschfeld's art dealer Margo Feiden, he drew more for the movies than he did for live plays. "By the ripe old age of 17, while his contemporaries were learning how to sharpen pencils, Hirschfeld became an art director at Selznick Pictures. He held the position for about four years, in 1924 Hirschfeld moved to Paris to work and lead the Bohemian life. Hirschfeld grew a beard, necessitated by the exigencies of living in a cold water flat; this he retained for the next 75 years because "you never know when your oil burner will go on the fritz."In addition to Broadway and film, Hirschfeld drew politicians, TV stars, celebrities of all stripes from Cole Porter and the Nicholas Brothers to the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
He caricatured jazz musicians— Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald—and rockers The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Mick Jagger. In 1977 he drew the cover of Aerosmith's Draw the Line album. Hirschfeld drew many original movie posters, including for Charlie Chaplin's films, as well as The Wizard of Oz; the "Rhapsody in Blue" segment in the Disney film Fantasia 2000 was inspired by his designs, Hirschfeld became an artistic consultant for the segment. Further evidence of Goldberg's admiration for Hirschfeld can be found in Goldberg's character design and animation of the genie in Aladdin, he was the subject of The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story. In 1943, Hirschfeld married one of Dolly Haas, they were married for more than 50 years, had a daughter, Nina. Hirschfeld is known for hiding Nina's name, written in capital letters, in most of the drawings he produced after her birth; the name would appear in a hairdo, or somewhere in the background.
As Margo Feiden described it, Hirschfeld engaged in the “harmless insanity,” as he called it, of hiding her name at least once in each of his drawings. The number of NINAs concealed is shown by the number written to the right of his signature. If no number is to be found, either NINA appears once or the drawing was completed before she was born. For the first few months after Nina's birth, Hirschfeld intended the hidden NINAs to appeal to his circle of friends, but to his complete surprise, what he hadn't realized was that the population at large was beginning to spot them, too. When Hirschfeld thought the "gag" was wearing thin among his friends and stopped concealing NINAs in his drawings, letters to The New York Times ranging from "curious" to "furious" pressured him to begin hiding them again, he said. From time to time he lamented. In Hir
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Dennō Bōkenki Webdiver is a mecha anime produced by NAS and TV Tokyo and animated by Radix. The show included a toyline by Takara. Kento Yūki:Voiced by: Yumiko KobayashiThe main protagonist; the fourth grade kid, lucky enough to escape through the remained gate before the virus control it. He meet one of the web knight called Gladion who survive the brainwashing and starts to pilot him. In real life he doesn't have special talent or being smart and cause some trouble in school but inside the web he is a skilled pilot and care to all his friends, including Web Knights and develops deep relationship with them. Aoi Arisugawa:Voiced by: Shiho KikuchiThe heroine, a close friend of Kento and grand daughter from Prof. Arisugawa who develops Magical Gate, she is the only girl in the group. Although she doesn't pilot any web knight, she acts as operator and CIC in Magical Station with Karon and Kaito, she able to escape Magical Gate with Kento and starts to assist Kento after she's aware of Kento's mission.
Jean-Jacques Jacquard:Voiced by: Masataka NakaiKento's senior in school and he is from France that stayed in Japan. Jean is one of survivor that can escape Magical Gate but he doesn't aware to Kento's mission at first. After Garyun has recruited, he volunteer to help Kento and serve as Garyun's pilot much as his pleasure due to his hobby as Galleon ship figurine collector and his Web Knights is a Galleon ship. Naoki Asaba:Voiced by: Junko TakeuchiKento's childhood friend and class mate. Naoki shares rivalry with Kento in some sports and often to argue with Kento, but they are close friends. He was trapped and brainwashed at first but Kento and Gladion defeats plus save him with Draguon. Unlike other kids that saved and remember nothing, he remembers what happened so he joined the group and stay as Draguon's pilot. Shō Kurachi:Voiced by: Yuki KaidaAnother Kento's senior and Jean's classmate, he was trapped and brainwashed as well plus pilotting the last Web Knights set that Kento and Gladion need to fights and save them.
After saved he joined the group and pilots Daitarion, a surprise to his friends as Daitarion is main Web Knights. Shō has wise and smart personality which makes him reliable by other members and Daitarion as well Kaito Yūki:Voiced by: Reiko TakagiKento's little brother that trapped inside Web but he's not brainwashed, instead he just trapped inside Daitarion, his father failed. This forcing Kento to save them both. At first Kento doesn't let him join but as the group transported to alternate dimension inside the Web world and forced to fight Deletloss Kento doesn't have other choice; as the youngest boy in the group, He has little to no experience in battle and only have minor role to help Aoi but he can be helpful in rare situations, such as evacuating the whole group when they're trapped and wounded. Despite he being newbie, Wyverion allow him as pilot and got some experience in the battle field few times plus the fact making strongest mode when Wyverion pilotted by Kaito fused with Gladion.
Charon:Voiced by: Yuki Kaida Gladion a locomotive which transforms into a gladiator. Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita Griffion a jet which transforms into a griffin. Griffion can become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest. Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura Phoenixon a shinkansen which transforms into a Phoenix. Phoenixon can become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest. Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura Sharkon a hovercraft which transforms into a shark. Sharkon can become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest. Voiced by: Hiroyuki Yoshino Jaguaron a sportscar which transforms into a jaguar. Jaguaron can become an armor/weapon module which mounts on Gladion's chest. Voiced by: Tokuyoshi Kawashima Garyūn a pirate galleon which transforms into a chinese dragon. Garyūn can become an artillery emplacement for Gladion to operate. Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi Kerberion a saw-equipped vehicle which transforms into a cerberus. Voiced by: Michio Miyashita Orthrion a drill-equipped vehicle which transforms into an orthrus.
Voiced by: Akio Suyama Golemon The combined form of Kerberion and Orthrion: a mayan/aztec-style warrior golem. Voiced by: Michio Miyashita & Akio Suyama Dragwon a Semi-trailer truck which transforms into a European dragon. Dragwon can transport Gladion and can become an artillery emplacement for Gladion to operate Voiced by: Shinji Kawada Wyverion a World War II propellor-driven fighter plane with seaplane pontoons which transforms into a wyvern. Wyverion can become a winged flight backpack for Gladion. Voiced by: Katsuyuki Konishi Pegasion a moon rover which transforms into a unicorn-headed centaur. Pegasion can become a weapon gauntlet or a different head for Daitarion, forming "Ditalion Pegas." Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura Ligeron a tiltrotor aircraft that transforms into a liger. Ligeron can become a weapon gauntlet or a different head for Ditalion, forming "Ditalion Liga." Voiced by: Yuuichi Nakamura Ditalion a massive, fantastical airship which transforms into a titanic robot. When transformed into airship mode, Ditalion's head separates, becoming a smaller robot called "Titan."