"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. On 22 1/4" x 14 1/4" illustration board, with onionskin overlay. 14 1/4" x 9 3/4" image. Minor soiling, white touchup in Malone`s hair by GW.

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