"Johnny Carson and Marisa Pavin from "The Girl in the Gold Bathtub""   Lot no. 2249

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

May 1, 1960 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Johnny Carson & Marisa Pavin from `The Girl in the Gold Bathtub`, for the May 1, 1960 Journal-American TView cover. This artwork was a promotion for this comedy presentation on the CBS anthology series, `The United States Steel Hour`, broadcast live from NYC on Wednesday, May 4, 1960. Carson`s appearance herre was at a time when he emceed ABC`s `Who Do You Trust?` and about 2 1/2 years prior to his debut as the new host of `The Tonight Show`. Name `Cellini` embossed on the tub refers to the famed 16th-c Italian goldsmith and artist.

This piece is pn 15.00" x 22.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 9.50" x 14.00." Includes copies of the original magazine. 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.