Picks and Pans Review: Cd-Romping
BROADWAY BELTERS, HOLLYWOOD ICONS, media moguls—you're nobody till you've been lampooned by New York Times illustrator Al Hirschfeld. This stylish CD-ROM, featuring over 1,000 drawings from the artist's 67-year career, delivers an engrossing cavalcade of stars despite its clunky, non-searchable interface and disappointingly jagged printouts.
In addition to viewing caricatures of celebs from Fred Astaire to Sly Stallone, along with bios and photos of each, fans can get to know the affable, 92-year-old inkman himself through video interviews. True devotees can meet the real Nina—Hirschfeld's daughter, whose name he weaves into nearly every sketch. (CD-ROM for PC and Mac, Jasmine Multimedia, $45.95)