"Cathy Lewis and Bob Sweeney in the Title Roles of "Fibber McGee and Molly""   Lot no. 2251

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept 15, 1959 (Estimated)
15.00" x 10.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), of Cathy Lewis & Bob Sweeney in the title roles of `Fibber McGee and Molly` for the Sept 15, 1959 premiere. This was to herald its arrival to NBC-TV`s Fall 1959 primetime lineup; done for New York Journal American TView. Based on the long running and immensely popular radio show, the NBC-TV comedy was yanked after only twelve episodes on Jan 5, 1960.

This piece is on 15.00" x 20.00" illustration board with an image that measures to 10.50" x 15.00." 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.