"1943 Broadway production of "The Voice of the Turtle""   Lot no. 2294

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By George Wachsteter (1911-2004)

Sept. 1947 (Estimated)
17.00" x 14.00"
Pen and Ink on Cardstock
Signed Lower Left



Caricature by George Wachsteter (1911-2004), for the long running 1943 Broadway production of `The Voice of the Turtle`, starring Peggy French, Phyllis Ryder & Harvey Stephens. Written and directed by John van Druten, designed by Stewart Chaney, the show ran 12/8/43 - 01/03/48, for 1,553 performances, at the Hudson, Martin Beck & Morosco Theatres. Illustration most likelky dates from Sept 1947 at the Morosco when Stephens replaced Boyd Crawford as Bill, and Ryder in Sept 1947 was filling in for Louise Horton as Sally when Horton was vacationing. On cardstock. Appeared in the New York Herald Tribune, includes clipping. 17" x 14" Stains lower left, white corrections by GW.

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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.