"Broadway Production of "Strange Bedfellows""   Lot no. 2290

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Jan. 14, 1948 (Estimated)
10.50" x 13.00"
Pen and Ink on Cardstock
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1948 Broadway production `Strange Bedfellows` with Ruth Amos, Nydia Westman & Carl Benton Reid. Ran at the Morosco Theatre from 1/14/48 to 7/31/48, for 229 performances, directed by Benno Schneider, designed by Ralph Alswang & Morton Haack. On 12 3/4" x 15" cardstock for New York Herald Tribune. Includes clippings. 10 1/2" x 13" image. Minor soiling at bottom. 

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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.