""The Donna Reed Show""   Lot no. 2262

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

July 5, 1959 (Estimated)
14.00" x 9.50"
Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil Onionskin Overlay on Boa
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of ABC-TVs `The Donna Reed Show` for Sun July 5, 1959 cover New York Journal-American TView Magazine. Starring Donna Reed, Carl Betz, Shelley Fabares & Paul Petersen, the show ran 1958-1966 for 275 episodes.

This piece is on 22.00" x 15.00" illustration board, with an image that measures to 14.00" x 9.50." Medium includes photostat paste-up on second board having colored pencil onionskin overlay, includes original copies of the magazine. 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.