"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

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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. On 15" x 22" illustration board with pasted on black paper mat, for unknown publication, but probably for TV column. 16" x 13" image. Fine condition, white corrections by GW.

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