Benny Meroff and his orchestra
Illustration of Benny Meroff conducting. Meroff is holding a conducting baton in one hand and pointing up with the other. The illustration is an angular and exaggerated drawing of Meroff looking forward and smiling., No date; likely between 1935 and 1940, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Mills Artists, Inc., 799 Seventh Ave., N.Y.
Caricature of Benny Goodman
Caricature of Benny Goodman playing clarinet with his arms raised high in the air. A caption reads: Benny Goodman will bring his sextet and big band to public television Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8PM on KCET/28. The 60-minute PBS special, made possible by a grant from Atlantic Richfield Company, was taped by WETA at Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts near Washington, DC., No date; likely 1977, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., The original drawing by Hirschfeld is likely from the late 1940s.
Dizzy Gillespie
Illustration print featuring a caricature of Dizzy Gillespie. The drawing shows an outline of a hat, goatee, hands, and trumpet., No date; likely between 1945 and 1950, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Exclusive Management: Willard Alexander, Inc., 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1812, New York City.
Festival '78
Illustration print featuring a caricature of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. George is playing the piano while smoking a cigarette and Ira is writing on paper while smoking a cigar. A caption below is advertising the PBS special "Festival 78.", No date; likely 1978, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Caption reads: Lyricist Ira and his brother, composer George Gershwin, caricatured here by Hirschfeld, are the subject of a television tribute during Festival '78 on PBS, 16 days of special programming designed to increase public awareness and support of public television. "Song by Song by Ira Gershwin" will air on KCET March 7 at 9:50PM. Please check local listings for exact date and time in your area., The illustration was drawn by Hirschfeld in 1955.
Kay Kyser and his orchestra
Illustration of Kay Kyser wearing academic robes and hat. Kyser is holding papers in one hand and pointing with the other hand., No date; likely between 1941 and 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections., Music Corporation of America, London, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Cleveland, Dallas.
Xavier Cugat caricature
Caricature of Xavier Cugat wearing a beret in Key Magazine advertisement for concert at Trocadero., 1945, Digitizing agency: University of Missouri--Kansas City. Library. Dr. Kenneth J. LaBudde Special Collections.