""Finian's Rainbow""   Lot no. 2238

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 10, 1947 (Estimated)
11.50" x 17.50"
Pen & Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1947 landmark Broadway Musical `Finian`s Rainbow`, starring Albert Sharpe and Ella Logan. Directed by Bretaigne Windust, choreographed by Michael Kidd, designed by Jo Mielziner and Eleanore Goldsmith, the production ran at the 46th Street Theatre from January 10, 1947 to October 2, 1948 for 725 performances. From left to right: Anita Alvarez as Susan Mahoney; David Wayne as Og the Leprechaun; Albert Sharpe as Finian McLonergan; Ella Logan as Sharon, Finian`s daughter; and Robert Pitkin as Senator Billboard Rawkins. On 15" x 20" illustration board for the New York Journal-American, with blue indicating halftone. Includes clipping. 11 1/2" x 17 1/2" image. Minor soiling, editor`s notations, label pasted at bottom.

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