""Street Scene""   Lot no. 2239

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 9, 1947 (Estimated)
11.50" x 18.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1947 Broadway Musical Drama `Street Scene` by Elmer Rice & Kurt Weill, directed by Charles Friedman, at the Adelphi Theatre 1/9-5/17/47 for 148 performances. Designed by Donald Oenslager & Lucinda Ballard. From left to right: Hope Emerson as Emma Jones; Helen Arden as Greta Fiorentino; Ellen Repp as Olga Olsen; Norman Cordon as Frank Maurrant; Anne Jefffreys as daughter Rose Maurrant; Polyna Stoska as Anna Maurrant; Sheila Bond as Mae Jones; Danny Daniels as Dick McGann; and Sydney Raynor as Lippo Fiorentino. Four children in foreground open Act II of play with the "Catch Me if You Can" musical number. On 14 3/4" x 20" illustration board, with blue to indicate halftone, for the New York Herlad Tribune, includes clipping. 11 1/2" x 18" image. Minor soiling, editor`s notes.

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