"Caricature for "Don McNeill's Breakfast Club""   Lot no. 2267

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1950 (Estimated)
11.00" x 7.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Right



Ink on Illustration Board for `Don McNeill`s Breakfast Club`, depicting Johnny Desmond and Patsy Lee as `The Songbirds of the South`, superimposed over sheet music with lyrics `Good Morning to You` and a crowing rooster in corner, having pale blue background. Probably either for 1950-51 ABC series, `TV Club`, a primetime TV version of McNeill`s morning radio show, or for the 1954-55 daytime TV version of `The Breakfast Club`, a video simulcast of McNeill`s radio favorite. Cover art for the Sunday TView Section of The New York Journal American, roughly 11" x 7" image on 15" x 11" board, good condition. Includes 8x10 glossy press photo of the drawing with original Young & Rubicam snipe.

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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.