"Debut of Rogers & Hammerstein's "Flower Drum Song""   Lot no. 2245

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 1, 1958 (Estimated)
9.00" x 18.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for debut of Rodgers & Hammerstein`s `Flower Drum Song`, starring Pat Suzuki, Miyoshi Umeki & Ed Kenney. (Umeki had won Best Supporting Actress Oscar a year earlier for `Sayonara`). Featuring Conrad Yama, Keye Luke, Larry Blyden, Juanita Hall & Arabelle Hong. Directed by Gene Kelly, choreographed by Carol Haney, designed by Oliver Smith, the production ran 12/1/58 - 5/7/60 for 600 performances at the St. James Theatre. The illustration was used for the New York Journal-American, includes clipping. 

This piece is on 15.00" x 22.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 9.00" x 18.00." Fine condition.

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