"Michael Rennie as Harry Lime in "The Third Man""   Lot no. 2259

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 23, 1961 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen and Ink with Watercolor Overlay on Board
Signed Lower Center



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Michael Rennie as Harry Lime in the syndicated series `The Third Man`, loosely based on the character created by Graham Greene and played by Orson Welles in the classic 1948 film. On TV, Lime was an international business tycoon and private investigator. Series was a joint British-US venture first shown on American TV in 1959 with first-run episodes filmed until 1962 and repeated until 1965. Artwork for Sun July 23, 1961 cover of The New York Journal American TView Section to promote the NBC series.

This piece is on 14.75" x 22.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 9.50" x 14.00." The second board has a photostat paste-up with watercolor overlay. Includes original magazine cover. Minor soiling.

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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.