"Three Versions Caricatures of Shirley Booth as NBC's "Hazel""   Lot no. 2223

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 21, 1962 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, (2) Color Comps on Illustration Board
Unsigned, Lower Left and Lower Right



(3) Versions Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Shirley Booth as NBC`s `Hazel`, for Sun Jan 21, 1962 cover of TView Mag & later (1965) cast. Pictured with Hazel in the later version is the `new` Baxter clan for the 1965-66 season, which now aired on CBS after 4 years on NBC: Realtor Stve Baxter (Steve Fulmer), wife Barbara (Lynn Borden), daughter Suzie (Julia Benjamin), and nephew Harold (Bobby Buntrock who also appeared in the 1961-65 version on NBC).

This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 14.00" x 9.50." Includes two different color versions in watercolor on board, preliminary sketch. Includes original copies of the magazine. Minor soiling.

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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.