" "Father Knows Best" on NBC-TV, Oct. 3, 1954 debut"   Lot no. 2198

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Oct. 3, 1954 (Estimated)
10.00" x 16.00"
Pen and Ink on Cardstock
Signed Upper Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of `Father Knows Best` on NBC-TV, Oct 3, 1954 debut, with Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray & Lauren Chapin, This definitive domestic sitcom was based on the radio series of the same name that ran over NBC from 1949-54, and also starred Robert Young as warm and wise Jim Anderson, head of the iconic atomic family.

This illustration is on 14.25" x 22.50" cardstock with a 10.00" x 16.00." Used in the New York Journal-American TV/Radio column. Very good condition.

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From the dawn of TV, from 1937 to 1967, George Wachsteter (1911 - 2004) was a prominent in-demand American illustrator and caricaturist. Next to Al Hirschfeld, Wachsteter was one of the most visible American theatrical caricaturists at the time. He produced theatrical, radio, television and film related images for the 3 major radio and television networks, NBC, CBS and ABC. Wachsteter's humorous and elegant line drawings were seen displayed in almost every American living room through the syndicated TV View guide, and prominently placed in most major newspapers, including the Times, Herald Tribune, New York Journal American, and New York World-Telegram. A gradual loss of his vision ended his career prematurely in the late 1960s.