"1945 Broadway Musical, "Up in Central Park""   Lot no. 2256

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 27, 1945 (Estimated)
12.50" x 11.00"
Pen & Ink, Pasted on Sheet Music on Board
Signed Lower Right

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Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1945 Broadway Musical `Up in Central Park`, starring Noah Beery, Sr. as Boss Tweed. Ran Jan 27, 1945 -Apr 13, 1946 for 504 performances, at the New Century and Broadway Theatres, directed by John Kennedy, with book by sister-brother team Dorothy and Herbert Fields, music by Sig Romberg, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, scenery by Howard Bay & costumes by Grace Houston.

The piece is on 15.50" x 20.00" illustration board with an image that measures to 12.50" x 11.00." The illustration is pasted on sheet music background, blue indicating halftone. Includes clipping. Minor soiling, glue stains. 



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ABOUT THE ARTIST

 

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.

 

 


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