"Caricature of CBS-TV's First Police Drama, "The Naked City""   Lot no. 2255

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

c. Fall 1960 (Estimated)
14.25" x 9.75"
Pen and Ink, Onionskin Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for CBS-TV first police drama `The Naked City` with Paul Burke, Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon & Nancy Malone, playing Det. Flint, Sgt Arcaro, Lt. Parker & Libby, respectively. The ABC series was originally a half hour format that ran 1958-59, was inspired by the 1948 film. It was revived later and expanded to an hour beginning Oct 12, 1960 with the new cast featured here. The revamped series earned 3 Emmys before cancellation in 1963. This drawing was for the cover of New York Journal-American TView Section, most likely to promote new cast & time length, ca Fall 1960.

This piece is on 22.25" x 14.25" illustration board, with an image that measures to 14.25" x 9.75." Minor soiling, white touchup in Malone`s hair by GW.

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