"Bill Smith, Jack Warden and Arch Johnson in "The Asphalt Jungle""   Lot no. 2252

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

April 9 1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 10.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Bill Smith, Jack Warden and Arch Johnson on ABC-TV`s `The Asphalt Jungle`, which debuted April 2, 1961. The three actors were featured in the roles of Sgt Danny Keller, Deputy Police Commissioner Matt Gower and Capt. Gus Honochek, the series was loosely based on the film of the same name. Used for the April 9, 1961 cover of the New York Journal-American TView magazine.

18.50" x 12.00" onionskin over 16.00" x 20.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 14.00" x 10.00." Includes original copies of the magazine. 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.