"Cast from "Mama (6)"   Lot no. 2243

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 1, 1949 (Estimated)
11.00" x 9.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Left and Right



Caricatures by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of the cast from the endearing CBS-TV family comedy-drama `Mama`, based on John Van Druten`s 1944 play `I Remember Mama`, derived from Kathryn Forbes` book, `Mama`s Bank Account`, which was a smash on Broadway and an equally successful 1948 film before inspiring the live TV series about the Hanson family in San Franciso during the 1910s. The show was an instant hit and finished in the Top 10 to Top 30 throughout its 8-year run, July 1, 1949 to March 17, 1957. Cast represented: Peggy Wood (Mama Marta), Judson Laire (Papa Lars), Rosemary Rice (Katrin), Dick Van Patten (Nels), Robin Morgan (Dagmar), Ruth Gates (Aunt Jenny).

This piece is on 15.00" x 11.00" illustration board with an images that measure to 11.00" x 9.00." Fine condition. 

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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.