| Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.Res. 470 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
H.Res. 470 (eh) [Engrossed in House] ...
H. RES. 46
Honoring the life of Al Hirschfeld and his legacy.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 29, 2003
Mr. Nadler (for himself, Mr. Weiner, Mrs. Maloney, Mr. Serrano, Mr.
Filner, Ms. Lofgren, Ms. Norton, Ms. Slaughter, Mr. Towns, Mr. Leach,
Mr. Lantos, Mr. Oberstar, Mr. Crowley, Mr. Owens, and Mr. Hinchey)
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee
on Government Reform
Honoring the life of Al Hirschfeld and his legacy.
Whereas Al (Albert) Hirschfeld was born June 21, 1903, in St. Louis, Missouri;
Whereas Hirschfeld moved to New York City with his family at age 12;
Whereas, by age 18, Hirschfeld was already the art director for Selznick
Whereas Hirschfeld went on to study painting, sculpture, and drawing in Paris;
Whereas on a trip in Bali, Hirschfeld first became ``enchanted with line'' and
developed his signature style of caricature;
Whereas, in 1926, Hirschfeld attended the theater with press agent Richard
Maney, who noticed the sketch Hirschfeld had doodled on his program and
convinced him to submit it to the New York Herald Tribune, which printed
it on its front page;
Whereas Hirschfeld began receiving periodic drawing assignments for the drama
pages of the New York Times;
Whereas Hirschfeld became a close friend of legendary New York Times theater
critic Brooks Atkinson and developed a relationship with the newspaper
that would last nearly 75 years;
Whereas Hirschfeld went on to draw nearly every important figure of the American
theater for the New York Times;
Whereas searching for the name of Hirschfeld's daughter, Nina, sometimes hidden
as many as a dozen times within his drawings, became a favorite pastime
Whereas Hirschfeld's work has appeared in numerous books and is hung in many
museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern
Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the St. Louis Art Museum;
Whereas Hirschfeld received 2 special Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards for
excellence in the theater;
Whereas Hirschfeld was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters;
Whereas Hirschfeld was selected to receive the National Medal of Arts in 2003;
Whereas in 1996 Hirschfeld was named a Living New York City Landmark by the New
York Landmarks Conservancy;
Whereas audiences for years to come will be reminded of Hirschfeld's life and
work through a Broadway theater named after him;
Whereas success on Broadway was measured, in part, by whether one had been
caricatured by Hirschfeld;
Whereas Hirschfeld's drawings helped to communicate to millions of people the
excitement of live theater;
Whereas Hirschfeld continued working until the day he passed away, January 20,
2003, at the age of 99; and
Whereas Hirschfeld's unique contribution to American culture will be sorely
missed: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That the House of Representatives honors the life of Al
Hirschfeld and his legacy, and extends its condolences to his family,
friends, and loved ones.
Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:
||H.R. 1651 (eah) [Engrossed Amendment House] ...
||S. 345 (is) To amend the Animal Welfare Act to remove the limitation that permits interstate movement of live birds, for the purpose of fighting, to States in which animal fighting is lawful. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.R. 2588 (ih) To amend the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to provide that certain employees of Federal, State, and local emergency management and civil defense agencies may be eligible for certain public safety officers death benefits...
||H.R. 576 (ih) To amend title 4, United States Code, to add the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to the list of days on which the flag should especially be displayed. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 1955 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt certain transactions at fair market value between partnerships and private foundations from the tax on self-dealing and to require the Secretary of the Treasury to establish an exemption...
||H.R. 3068 (ih) To designate the Federal building and United States courthouse located at 617 State Street in Erie, Pennsylvania, as the ``Samuel J. Roberts Federal Building and United States Courthouse''. [Introduced in House] ...
||S.Res. 128 (is) Designating March 2000, as ``Arts Education Month''. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||S. 2744 (is) To ensure fair play for family farms. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.R. 3160 (ih) To reauthorize and amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973. [Introduced in House] ...
||S. 3022 (is) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to convey certain irrigation facilities to the Nampa and Meridian Irrigation District. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.R. 1237 (ih) To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to permit grants for [Introduced in House] ...
||S. 1289 (is) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that the capital gain treatment under section 631(b) of such Code shall apply to outright sales of timber held for more than 1 year. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.R. 134 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to restructure and replace the income tax system of the United States to meet national priorities, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
||S.Res. 243 (ats) Notifying the House that the Senate is ready to proceed to business. [Agreed to Senate] ...
||H.Res. 292 (ih) Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the [Introduced in House] ...
||S. 2289 (rh) For the relief of Jose Guadalupe Tellez Pinales. [Reported in House] ...
||H.R. 774 (ih) To amend the Small Business Act to change the conditions of participation and provide an authorization of appropriations for the women's business center program. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 3692 (ih) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exclude from gross income amounts received on the sale of animals which are raised and sold as part of an educational program. [Introduced in House] ...
||S.Res. 302 (is) Expressing the sense of the Senate that the Health Care Financing Administration should consider current systems that provide better, more cost effective emergency transport before promulgating any final rule regarding the delivery of emer...
||H.R. 197 (enr) To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service at 410 North 6th Street in Garden City, Kansas, as the ``Clifford R. Hope Post Office''. [Enrolled bill] ...
||H.R. 5561 (ih) To require foreign countries to meet certain requirements relating to political freedom, transparency, accountability, and good governance in order to be eligible to receive cancellation or reduction of debt owed to the United States. [Intr...
||H.R. 1143 (rh) To establish a program to provide assistance for programs of credit and other financial services for microenterprises in developing countries, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
||H.R. 3063 (ih) To amend the Mineral Leasing Act to increase the maximum acreage of Federal leases for sodium that may be held by an entity in any one State, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
||H.R. 1034 (rfs) To declare a portion of the James River and Kanawha Canal in Richmond, Virginia, to be nonnavigable waters of the United States for purposes of title 46, United States Code, and the other maritime laws of the United States. [Referred in Se...
||S.Res. 160 (pcs) To restore enforcement of rule 16. [Placed on Calendar Senate] ...
||H.R. 2886 (ih) To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an adopted alien who is less than 18 years of age may be considered a child under such Act if adopted with or after a sibling who is a child under such Act. [Introduced in House]...
||S. 3066 (is) To amend titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to require criminal background checks for nursing facility workers. [Introduced in Senate] ...
||H.R. 2919 (rh) To promote preservation and public awareness of the history of the Underground Railroad by providing financial assistance, to the Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. [Reported in House] ...
||H.R. 4132 (eh) To reauthorize grants for water resources research and technology institutes established under the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. [Engrossed in House] ...
||H.R. 702 (ih) For the relief of Frank Redendo. [Introduced in House] ...
106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.