"Jason Robards, Jr. in the Broadway Production, "The Disenchanted""   Lot no. 2286

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Dec. 3, 1958 (Estimated)
10.50" x 9.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) of Jason Robards, Jr.in the Broadway production of `The Disenchanted`, at the Coronet Theatre, Dec 3, 1958 - May 16, 1959, for 189 performances, directed by David Pressman, written by Budd Schulberg and Harvey Brett (based on Schulberg`s novel), designed by Ben Edwards and Ann Roth. Robards, Jr. won his only Tony Award as Best Actor for his role as Manley Halliday. The play is also notable in that it was the only time Jason Robards, Jr. ever performed with his father, Jason Robards, Sr. (who played Burt Seixas). On 20" x 15" illustration board, for the New York Journal-American. 10 1/2" x 9" image. Soling to margins.

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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.