Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 157

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000

AL HIRSCHFELD (1903-2003)

"Time of the Cuckoo."

Illustration for the 1952 Broadway production at the Empire Theatre, published in The New York Times, December 21,1952. Pen and ink on board. 559x626 mm; 22x24 3/4 inches. Signed "Hirschfeld" in ink, lower right image and captioned by him across top: "José Perez - Shirley Booth - Dino DiLuca - Lydia St. Clair - "The Time of the Cuckoo"--Empire Theatre." and with numerous printer's marks in graphite in margins above and below the caption. Mounted to board and matte resembling Margo Feiden Gallery framing materials.

"Time of the Cuckoo" ran for 263 performances and won Shirley Booth the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for 1952.