"1948 Broadway Show "Me and Molly""   Lot no. 2292

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Feb. 26, 1948 (Estimated)
12.50" x 17.00"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Left



Drawing by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for 1948 Broadway show `Me and Molly` by Gertrude Berg, based on her radio show `The Goldbergs`, but set in the year 1919. Berg appears first on left. The other actors (l to r) are Joan Lazer as daughter Rosalie, Eli Mintz as Uncle David (also on radio & TV), David Opatoshu as Mr. Mendel, Margaret Feury as Vera, Philip Loeb as husband Jake (also on radio & TV) & Lester Carr as son Sammy. Directed by Ezra Stone, designed by Harry Horner & Rose Bogdanoff,the show ran at the Belasco from 2/26/48 to 7/10/48 for 156 performances. On 15" x 20" illustration board for the New York Herald Tribune. Includes a clipping. 12 1/2" x 17" image. Some 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.