"Broadway Production of Paul Osborne's "Maiden Voyage""   Lot no. 2293

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

March 4, 1957 (Estimated)
13.00" x 14.50"
Pen and Ink on Illustration Board
Signed Lower Right



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004) for would-be Broadway production of Paul Osborne`s `Maiden Voyage`, starring Melvyn Douglas & Mildred Dunnock. Featuring Bryarly Lee, this show was intended to open at the Barrymore Theatre on Thursday, March 14, 1957, but never opened. A comic look at the Greek Gods, it was directed by Joseph Anthony, but was closed after dismal previews. On 16" x 20" illustration board, for the New York Journal-American. 13" x 14 1/2" image. 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.