"Caricature for 1952-53 Broadcast Season of the "All-Star Revue""   Lot no. 2268

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

1952 (Estimated)
11.00" x 10.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Upper Left



Ink on Illustration Board for 1952-53 broadcast season of the `All-Star Revue`, NBC-TV`s Saturday night variety showcase, depicting the four rotating hosts of the show: Tallulah Bankhead (ul), Martha `The Mouth` Raye (ur), Jimmy `The Schnoz` Durante (lr) and George Jessel, represented by cigar and phone handset (ll), roughly 10 1/2" x 11" image on 15" x 13" board, toned on right edge, well away from image, otherwise good condition.

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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.