""My Favorite Martian," CBS-TV Sitcom, 1963"   Lot no. 2207

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 29, 1963 (Estimated)
12.75" x 10.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the out-of-this-world CBS-TV sitcom `My Favorite Martian`, starring Ray Walston as Uncle Martin & Bill Bixby as Tim O`Hara. The hit show ran 9/29/63 - 5/1/66, for 107 episodes (75 b&w, 32 color). This drawing was probably done for the cover of the New York Journal-American Pictorial Magazine and TView Section at the time of or shortly after the season`s 1963 premiere.

This piece is on 22.00" x 14.00" illustration board, with a 12.75" x 10.00" image. Medium incluses applied Ben Day halftone. Some toning.

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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.