I've known Al Hirschfeld's work for many years as the illustrator for the The New York Times (mostly having covered the theatre). I just recently rediscovered his work and was struck by how he captured the style of the men he illustrated. Here are a few favorite images. By the way, did you know that Hirschfeld frequently hid his daughter's name (Nina) in his drawings and that a number next to his signature indicates the number of "Ninas" in that particular drawing?
Cafe Crown (Yiddish Theatre) 1942
Danny Kaye 1953
Odets Plays 1939
Guys And Dolls 1950
Eugene O'Neill 1974
Sweet Bye And Bye (creative team) 1946
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1930
Christopher Plummer 1997
The Entertainer (Laurence Olivier) 1958
images from Hirschfeld On Line.