"Tennessee Ernie Ford and Uncle Charlie Weaver"   Lot no. 2228

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 30, 1959 (Estimated)
16.00" x 13.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Tennessee Ernie Ford and Uncle Charlie Weaver (Cliff Arquette), probably for Sept 30, 1959 premiere of ABC`s `The Hobby Lobby`, where Weaver would interview guest celebrities about their hobbies. Comedy and variety sketches were later added to the show and the title changed to `The Charley Weaver Show`, yet the show was cancelled March 23, 1960. Artwork depicts Ford and Weaver next to maps highlighting their famous imaginary home towns.

This piece is on 15.00" x 22.00" illustration board with an image that measures to 13.00" x 16.00." Pasted on black paper mat, for unknown publication, but probably for TV column. Fine condition, white corrections by GW.

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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.