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William Auerbach-Levy
William Auerbach-Levy (1889-1964) was born in Brest-Litovsk, Russia and grew up on the Lower East Side. He worked as a painter and etcher, but he is best known as a caricaturist. In a career spanning four decades, Auerbach-Levy drew the popular artists, performers, thinkers, and athletes of his day. His work appeared in a variety of publications including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Colliers, Brooklyn Eagle, and the New York Post.
[Basil Rathbone as Cassius in "Julius Caesar".]

[Basil Rathbone as Cassius in "Julius Caesar".]


[Woman with a fly swatter and other pest control products in store window.]

[Woman with a fly swatter and other pest control products in store window.]


[Basil Rathbone as Cassius in "Julius Caesar".]

[Basil Rathbone as Cassius in "Julius Caesar".]


[Gypsy Rose Lee and Bobby Clark in "Star and Garter".]

[Gypsy Rose Lee and Bobby Clark in "Star and Garter".]

The Hudson Wonders are in the background.

[Joan Hackett, Alvin Ailey, and Robert Duvall in "Call Me by My Rightful Name".]

[Joan Hackett, Alvin Ailey, and Robert Duvall in "Call Me by My Rightful Name".]

Portrait of an unidentified man on the verso.

[Paul Muni as George Simon in "Counsellor-at-Law".]

[Paul Muni as George Simon in "Counsellor-at-Law".]


[Jesse Royce-Landis as Lucinda Storm and Otto Kruger as Aaron Storm in "Little A".]

[Jesse Royce-Landis as Lucinda Storm and Otto Kruger as Aaron Storm in "Little A".]


[Florence Rogge, choreographer of "Virginia", and Gene Snyder, choreographer of "At Home Abroad".]

[Florence Rogge, choreographer of "Virginia", and Gene Snyder, choreographer of "At Home Abroad".]


[Joseph Downing as Bumps Malone, Fraye Gilbert as Helen Barton, and Mary McCormack as Mary Malone in "Cross-town".]

[Joseph Downing as Bumps Malone, Fraye Gilbert as Helen Barton, and Mary McCormack as Mary Malone in "Cross-town".]

Drawn for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

["Marguerite and Armand".]

["Marguerite and Armand".]


[Unidentified performer and Tammy Grimes as Molly Tobin in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown".]

[Unidentified performer and Tammy Grimes as Molly Tobin in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown".]


[Charles Goldner as Maestro Gallo and Jeanmaire as Lisette Gervais in "The Girl in Pink Tights".]

[Charles Goldner as Maestro Gallo and Jeanmaire as Lisette Gervais in "The Girl in Pink Tights".]


[Ralph Bellamy as Detective McLeod and unidentified actor in "Detective Story".]

[Ralph Bellamy as Detective McLeod and unidentified actor in "Detective Story".]


[Chic Johnson, Denise Darcel, and Ole Olsen in "Pardon Our French".]

[Chic Johnson, Denise Darcel, and Ole Olsen in "Pardon Our French".]


[Yul Brynner as The King of Siam and Gertrude Lawrence as Anna Leonowens in "The King and I".]

[Yul Brynner as The King of Siam and Gertrude Lawrence as Anna Leonowens in "The King and I".]


[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]


[Balinese dancers Ni Gusti Raka and Sampih.]

[Balinese dancers Ni Gusti Raka and Sampih.]


["Icetime of 1948".]

["Icetime of 1948".]


[Unidentified performers.]

[Unidentified performers.]


[Nancy McCord as Mary Stone, Lansing Hatfield as Daniel Webster, and George Rasely as Mr. Scratch in "The Devil and Daniel Webster".]

[Nancy McCord as Mary Stone, Lansing Hatfield as Daniel Webster, and George Rasely as Mr. Scratch in "The Devil and Daniel Webster".]


[Unidentified actor, Walter Slezak, and unidentified actress.]

[Unidentified actor, Walter Slezak, and unidentified actress.]


[Warren William as Major de Rouchemont and Jeanette MacDonald as Nina Maria in "The Firefly".]

[Warren William as Major de Rouchemont and Jeanette MacDonald as Nina Maria in "The Firefly".]


["The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians".]

["The Azuma Kabuki Dancers and Musicians".]


[Philip Bourneuf as Cherae, Kenneth Haigh as Caligula, Colleen Dewhurst as Caesonia, and Edward Binns as Helicon in "Caligula".]

[Philip Bourneuf as Cherae, Kenneth Haigh as Caligula, Colleen Dewhurst as Caesonia, and Edward Binns as Helicon in "Caligula".]


["One Way Pendulum".]

["One Way Pendulum".]


[Juliet Randall as Miss Neville, Donald Madden as Mr. Marlow, Gerry Jedd as Miss Hardcastle, and Albert Quinton as Mr. Hardcastle in "She Stoops to Conquer".]

[Juliet Randall as Miss Neville, Donald Madden as Mr. Marlow, Gerry Jedd as Miss Hardcastle, and Albert Quinton as Mr. Hardcastle in "She Stoops to Conquer".]


[The British Military Tournament and Tattoo in Madison Square Garden.]

[The British Military Tournament and Tattoo in Madison Square Garden.]

With Edward Kenneth Edwards and a member of the Scots Guards.

[Pipers and dancers of the Scots Guards.]

[Pipers and dancers of the Scots Guards.]

Appeared alongside the regimental band of the Grenadier Guards on September 22, 1958 at Madison Square...

[Betty Field as Helen Brown in "The Rat Race".]

[Betty Field as Helen Brown in "The Rat Race".]


[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]

Possibly drawn for the June 14, 1930 issue of New Yorker.

[Phyllis Ryder as Sally Middleton, Harvey Stephens as Bill Page, and Peggy French as Olive Lashbrooke in "The Voice of the Turtle".]

[Phyllis Ryder as Sally Middleton, Harvey Stephens as Bill Page, and Peggy French as Olive Lashbrooke in "The Voice of the Turtle".]


[Sid Caesar, Joan Tetzel, and Russell Hardie.]

[Sid Caesar, Joan Tetzel, and Russell Hardie.]


[Betty Lou Keim as Dogie Smith, Danny Scholl as Easy Jones, and Kenny Delmar as Hominy Smith in "Texas, Li'l Darlin'".]

[Betty Lou Keim as Dogie Smith, Danny Scholl as Easy Jones, and Kenny Delmar as Hominy Smith in "Texas, Li'l Darlin'".]


[Unidentified actress, Gary Merrill, and unidentified actor.]

[Unidentified actress, Gary Merrill, and unidentified actor.]


["South Pacific" replacement cast.]

["South Pacific" replacement cast.]


[Hugh Herbert as Charles Craddock and Forrest Orr as Julian Trumbull in "Oh, Brother!".]

[Hugh Herbert as Charles Craddock and Forrest Orr as Julian Trumbull in "Oh, Brother!".]


[Loretta Leversee and Hurd Hatfield.]

[Loretta Leversee and Hurd Hatfield.]


[Thomas Mitchell, unidentified actress, and Walter Abel.]

[Thomas Mitchell, unidentified actress, and Walter Abel.]

Possibly performing in "The Biggest Thief in Town". The woman is possibly Lois Nettleton.

[Elliott Nugent and Julie Stevens.]

[Elliott Nugent and Julie Stevens.]

Possibly in "The Male Animal".

[Dudley Digges as Professor Vassily Okayemov and Mary Virginia Farmer as Anya in "Listen, Professor".]

[Dudley Digges as Professor Vassily Okayemov and Mary Virginia Farmer as Anya in "Listen, Professor".]


[Jane Cowl and John Loder.]

[Jane Cowl and John Loder.]


[Unidentified woman, Eddie Dowling, and unidentified boy.]

[Unidentified woman, Eddie Dowling, and unidentified boy.]

The boy is possibly Brandon De Wilde or Frankie Thomas.

[June Havoc as Ferne Rainier and Dennis King as Clay Rainier in "Dunnigan's Daughter".]

[June Havoc as Ferne Rainier and Dennis King as Clay Rainier in "Dunnigan's Daughter".]


[Unidentified woman.]

[Unidentified woman.]


[Unidentified performer.]

[Unidentified performer.]


[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]


[Unidentified man.]

[Unidentified man.]

Published in the January 13, 1940 issue of New Yorker.

[Unidentified chef.]

[Unidentified chef.]


[Bernard [?] Smith.]

[Bernard [?] Smith.]


[Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, public health advocate.]

[Dr. Samuel J. Crumbine, public health advocate.]

Published in the July 24, 1948 issue of New Yorker.

[Louis I. Dublin.]

[Louis I. Dublin.]

Drawn for the New Yorker.

Heroine #15 [Unidentified woman.]

Heroine #15 [Unidentified woman.]


The Heroes #11 Ola Nordmann

The Heroes #11 Ola Nordmann


[Unidentified performers.]

[Unidentified performers.]


[Maureen Stapleton, Lee J. Cobb, and Brandon De Wilde and Leo G. Carroll and Victor Moore.]

[Maureen Stapleton, Lee J. Cobb, and Brandon De Wilde and Leo G. Carroll and Victor Moore.]

Maureen Stapleton as Bella, Lee J. Cobb as Elek Odry, and Brandon De Wilde as Ferike in "The Emperor's...

[Unidentified performers.]

[Unidentified performers.]


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