"Dorothy Claire and James L. O'Neill in "Finian's Rainbow""   Lot no. 2236

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 1, 1947 (Estimated)
9.00" x 8.25"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower left



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Dorothy Claire and James L. O`Neill in the 1947 Broadway production of `Finian`s Rainbow` at the 46th St Theatre. These two replaced Ella Logan and Albert Sharpe part-way through the run, which was 1/1/47 to 10/2/48 for 725 performances. Directed by Bretaigne Windust, designed by Jo Mielziner and Elaine Goldsmith.

This piece is on 10.00" x 15.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 9.00" x 8.25." The illustration was used for the New York Herald Tribune. Includes clipping. 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.