"Shari Lewis, Star of "Shariland" and "Hi, Mom""   Lot no. 2221

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 13, 1958 (Estimated)
9.50" x 14.00"
Pen & Ink with Color Comp on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right

Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Shari Lewis, star of local NYC daytime TV favorites over WRCA / WNBC-TV, `Shariland` & `Hi, Mom`. It was on `Shariland` that beloved characters Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse, Hush Puppy and Wing Ding made their debuts. The success of these two local vehicles led to the first of Lewis` many network television programs which garnered a total of 7 Emmys and acclaim from educators everywhere. Art appeared on Sunday, July 13, 1958 cover of The New York Journal American TVierw Section.

This piece is on 22.00" x 15.00" illustration board, with an image that measure to 9.50" x 14.00." Medium includes color pencil on onionskin overlay, taped to acetate. Includes copies of the original magazine. 

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