"1941 Broadway Thriller, "Angel Street""   Lot no. 2263

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 5, 1941 (Estimated)
8.50" x 9.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for the fourth year of the 1941 Broadway thriller, `Angel Street`, starring Vincent Price & Judith Evelyn. Directed by Shepard Traube, designed by Lemuel Ayers & Helene Pons, featuring Leo G Carroll, Florence Edney & Elizabeth Eustis, the show ran 12/05/41-9/30/44 at the John Golden Theatre; 10/02/44-12/30/44 at the Bijou. This drawing appeared in the New York Herald Tribune on Sun Dec 3, 1944. This legendary show was a staple of WWII Broadway, seen by hundreds of thousands of servicemen on leave.

This piece is on 10.00" x 14.50" illustration board with an image that measures to 8.50" x 9.00." Medium includes blue indicating halftone, pasteup of left-hand figures by GW. Minor soiling, editor`s notations.

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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.